Eindhoven, Netherlands

Eindhoven, NetherlandsI’d seen a facebook post about this Glow 2017 festival about 8 weeks ago and I’d never heard of it before, but I soon found out that it’s a spectacular light sculpture and light artwork festival held in Eindhoven, Holland from November 11th to November 18th 2017, which has been getting bigger and bigger over the last couple of years. It was also something that I’d never done before, and it sounded rather interesting. So I checked out RyanAir flights, and at £25 return, it would have been rude not to!

I then decided to treat myself to a stay at The Pullman Hotel which is right in the centre of where it was all happening and what a beautiful hotel with a breakfast buffet that was superb, as I found out later.

And thus it was that, Eindhoven & Glow 2017 were spontaneously booked for one Friday night, purely because I had to get back for a friend’s housewarming on the Saturday night, although I must admit that one full day and night in Eindhoven is sufficient to see everything. Unless of course you spend all your time in the special “Coffee Shops!”

Eindhoven, NetherlandsGetting from Eindhoven airport to the city centre is really very easy too. The airport is situated 9km to the west of Eindhoven and it only takes 15 mins by taxi at a cost of around €25, or €3.75 for a single ticket on either the number 400 or 401 buses which take around 25 mins depending on traffic.

Trains from the airport also go directly into Amsterdam in just over an hour too, if you wanted to add more to your visit.

This year at Glow 2017 they were also having a Philips light show in the PSV Eindhoven stadium, for which I also pre-booked my €5 ticket online.

The whole Glow circuit that people walk around looking at the fantastic state of the art light sculptures and light shows is about 6km, roughly taking about 4-5 hours to walk around admiring the light spectacular, without sitting down for drinks!

It’s absolutely amazing! Even the Cathedral is lit up like the inside of an LSD user’s head! It’s well worth a trip, so to speak!

Places worth visiting include the Philips Museum, DAF museum, Bottle Distillery, The Blob, Sint Cathedral and of course the PSV Eindhoven Stadium. Plenty of nightlife and bars to choose from as well, catering to all age groups and tastes.

I am definitely looking at booking the Amsterdam light show too… That’s on until the beginning of January! Happy days!

Next adventure on my list is Gdansk…

Sooooooooo… Watch this space!