Eindhoven started in 1232 as the small town of Endehoven on the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams. It remained a minor city until after the start of the industrial revolution. It boomed with the rise of lighting and electronics giant Philips, which was founded as a light bulb manufacturing company in Eindhoven in 1891. The technical industry advanced with car and truck manufacturing company, Van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek (DAF) and shifts in electronics and engineering. Eindhoven saw signifant bombing during WWII.
In 2011, Eindhoven was named world's most intelligent community by Intelligent Community Forum. Today Eindhoven is now a capital of Dutch industrial design with the Design Academy Eindhoven. Dutch Design Week takes place every October. Eindhoven University of Technology is an incubator of technology startups. With 4 universities, Eindhoven has a large student population. It has a numerous bar scene and nightlife. Of the 5 major cities, Eindhoven has the highest percentage of green area with a few major parks. Eindhoven is known as the City of Light due to Philips and the Glow Festival in November.
30% of the population is of foreign descent. There are many other expats. The national language is Dutch, but most know English.
The first floor you enter on is called the ground floor. The second floor is the first floor. The third floor is the second floor. Often there is a ladder to access storage space in the pitched attic space.
Stairs. Stairs are steep and wind up tight spaces. Going down with a pregnant belly or stuff in your hands takes some getting used to.
Kitchens. They are smaller. Dutch refrigerators are half if not smaller than ours. There aren't pantries. There is usually less cupboard space. Microwaves don't come standard.
Bathrooms. Most homes only have one full bath. The ground floor has a small closet for the toilet and hand sink. The upper floor has a shower tub combo typically with a second toilet and sink.
Bedroom closets. They don't exist. Most people buy wardrobes. Some houses have built some in that they leave behind, but they never equate to our walk-in variety in the US.
Washers and dryers don't typically come with the house. We will need to buy some secondhand. Their dryers aren't as efficient here either. It takes an hour and a half to dry a load of clothes. Most laundry connections are located on the top floor.
Most homes have storage sheds to keep bikes. If there is a garage for the house, most still use it for storage and not for parking cars.
Garden patio or yard
Close to City Center
Terraced house or townhouse
Good sized kitchen
Storage for bikes & stroller
3 year lease
The apartments are located just steps away from shopping facilities, public transport, and a short distance from the city center, city park and the central station.
View from balcony on Biesterweg:
2nd and 3rd floor:
Entrance hall with access to all rooms.
Storage room with washing machine and dryer. Heating system and mechanic ventilation.
Luxury bathroom with shower, 2nd toilet, sink and radiator.
Large bright living room with kitchen in a corner. Through a door access to the loggia or roof terrace. Luxury kitchen with granite countertops, dishwasher, oven / microwave, fridge , hob and hood.
3rd floor balcony:
1.8km / 6 min bike ride to DAF office
13.9km / 16 min drive to Cummins Helmond office
Views of cityscape
Near big park
No garden access
No grills allowed on patio
Large Garden House
Spacious living room with fireplace with marble fireplace, lots of light, durable flooring (2007) and extension at the rear with sliding doors.
The extra deep garage (10 meters) from the pantry is accessible and has electricity and sink.
Spacious bedroom 2 located at the rear with wardrobe space.
Bedroom 3 on the front of cupboards and sink.
Tiled bathroom with bath, washbasin, toilet and tilt window.
Bedroom 4 located on the front with tilt window.
3.4 km / 10 min bike ride to DAF office
10.1 km / 11 min drive to Cummins Helmond office
Huge green yard
Garage with driveway
Closest to Joe's Helmond office
Navy carpeting on 1st floor
Farther from city center
Pre-war Character House
Entrance hall with access to the living area.
U-shaped living area that is divided into three parts, namely, living room / kitchen and dining room:
Original features like hardwood floors in living space & stain glass windows
Patio extends indoor outdoor connection
Closest to City Center
Parking-free for all, a search for free spots daily near city center
2nd bedroom on 1st floor is small and can only function as a baby room
No grass or planted area for the dog in the patio
So which will it be?
House #1 Modern Apartment (Biesterweg)
House #2 Large Garden House (Keucheniushof)
House #3 Pre-War Character House (Prinsenhof)