Eindhoven and Philips are closely intertwined. It is therefore not surprising that Eindhoven is nicknamed'City of Light\\\'. Today, Philips is for the most part located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. On this route you will cycle past old Philips factory sites that have been transformed into vibrant breeding grounds for the creative and recreational sector. A special mix of old architecture and modern design.
Estate de Wielewaal
This cycling route starts in the center of Eindhoven. From here you cycle towards the north of the city. Just outside the city you cycle past Philips De Jongh walking park and De Wielewaal estate. Until 1850 this was a heath area, but in the following years a forest was planted here. Anton Philips bought this area at the beginning of the 20th century, but he never lived there. The country house on the estate was built in 1934 by order of Frits Philips who lived there until his death in 2005.
The history of Philips in a museum
Along the way you can visit the Philips Fruittuin for a snack and a drink in the pancake house. The route starts and ends at the Philips museum in the center of Eindhoven. Philips started making incandescent lamps in this factory in 1891. Get to know the fascinating story of the small light bulb manufacturer that grew into a multinational. On May 14, 2016, on the occasion of 125 years of Philips, Philips opened a new spectacular part of the exhibition: the'Innovation and you\\\' Experience. Experience how Philips helps you to live a healthy and good life.
Philips Fruit Garden
The Philips Fruittuin was founded in the 1930s by Anton Philips as a job creation project. The Fruittuin is located on the grounds of the Philips family and it was built to keep employees of Philips at work during the crisis years. Later the fruit garden fell into disrepair, but afterwards the garden was restored to its former glory. Today the fruit garden consists of a 12 hectare orchard with apple, pear and plum trees, a visitor center, a pancake house, a local shop and a playground.