Welcome to the ultimate Eindhoven survival guide!


The Holiday Inn in Eindhoven, located at Montgomerylaan (not the one at the airport), is a modern and convenient hotel in the heart of the city. With its central location, it offers easy access to Eindhoven’s major attractions and business districts. The hotel features comfortable rooms, a restaurant, a fitness center, and various amenities to ensure a pleasant stay for both leisure and business travelers.

The hotel is a 5min walk from Central Station. Be aware, the route that Google Maps shows you is inaccesable. When exiting the trainstation at the bus side (not city centre side) go to your left to the east. You walk underneath a bridge with some parked bikes towards the Beursgebouw, and will head right into the tunnel to Kruisstraat. After passing through some tunnels, there is a ramp on your left, before going up to street level. You should go in there and then you will find the Holiday Inn right in front of you.

Arriving by car

  • On the car park of the Holiday Inn (pay per day EUR 19,50)
  • Paid – On the street with a street parking app (yellowbrick or other) or bank card
    Monday-Sunday 09:00-21:00
  • Park for free outside the paid parking area (area north of RING road / north of Pastoriestraat) which is a 10 minute Walk or use the tool below to check the free parking areas.

Meer tips over parkeren in Eindhoven op PrettigParkeren.nl

Arriving by plane (to the trainstation of Eindhoven)

  • Eindhoven Airport
    • Mostly served by Ryanair and Wizzair
    • 10km from city center, there are two frequent bus connections. Line 400 has the least stops and is the fastest, the 401 has quite some stops and is thus a bit slower. Both will stop at the trainstatop. Check google maps for the easiest way
    • You can pay with your bank card in the bus or buy a ticket at the airport
    • Hotel is 5min walk from Central Station (see above)
  • Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
  • Train
    • frequent and direct train connections to main NL cities. Check ns.nl
    • Travel from France or Belgium via Breda or Rotterdam
    • travel from Germany via Hengelo, Arnhem, Venlo or Kerkrade
    • For all train travel queries, check bahn.de
    • Hotel is 5min walk from Central Station (walk via Bus station- Beursgebouw and then the tunnel to Kruisstraat and then the ramp on your left before going up to street level
    • In NL: Pay with your bank or credit card

Check in and out for train and bus with a contactless credit card or debit card:

  • You can use a foreign contactless debit or credit card from Maestro, V PAY, Mastercard or Visa. 
  • Of course, you can also use your smartphone or smartwatch if you have linked your debit or credit card.
  • In trains – check in and check out at the station entrance/exit
  • In buses – check in and check out in the bus


All venues can be found on the special events map here

  • Holiday Inn
  • Cafe de Valk Kruisstraat
  • Studyportals Strijp S
  • Spijker at Stratumseind Catharinakerk
  • Hubble TU Campus
  • Radegast Clausplein
  • Coffeelab @Central Station city side (they have 2 cafes in Eindhoven)
  • Stratums Eind Feestfabriek
  • IJzeren Man Javalaan
  • Cafe Santiago de Cuba

Getting around in Eindhoven

There are a couple of ways to get around in Eindhoven:

  • Embrace the Bike Culture
    Hop on a bicycle and join the locals in experiencing Eindhoven’s (or Dutch) famous cycling culture. Rent a bike from one of the many bike rental shops or try out the city’s bike-sharing system “Go sharing”, for a leisurely ride through the streets, parks, and charming neighborhoods.
  • Scoot Around with Sharing Services
    Explore Eindhoven with a touch of excitement by zipping around on electric scooters offered by sharing services like Felyx or GO Sharing. These colorful scooters are scattered throughout the city, ready to provide a thrilling and eco-friendly ride to your destination.
  • Take a Stroll and Discover
    Lace up your walking shoes and embark on a delightful exploration of Eindhoven’s streets. Wander through the vibrant city center, discovering hidden gems, trendy shops, and delightful cafés at your own pace.
  • Public Transport Adventures
    Embark on an adventure aboard Eindhoven’s public transport network. Hop on a bus and enjoy the scenic route while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of the city. Don’t forget to check out the train connections, which can take you to nearby cities and beyond.
  • Taxi Adventures with Style and Splurge
    Indulge in a luxurious taxi experience in Eindhoven, knowing that you’re treating yourself to a premium mode of transportation. While taxis may be relatively more expensive in Eindhoven compared to other modes of transportation, they offer a comfortable and convenient option for those seeking a touch of extravagance during their city exploration.

Packing list

The is no need to pack anything special for the Alumni Meeting. The weather will be nice and sunny, so dress accordingly. There is an option to go for a morning run, or to work out at the hotel. When opting for one of these, it is adviced to bring some sporting clothes. Secondly, during the cantus, there is a chance you might get some beer on your clothing. Therefore it is adviced not to join the cantus with your best clothes.