Strijp-S ~ Hip and happening in Eindhoven

Eindhoven is slowly becoming a hip, design and technology place. Especially Strijp-S has grown to a fun, relaxing and hip area. There are one-of-a-kind design stores in Urban Shopper, artists selling their beautiful items in pop-up shops. There is also a community workplace for freelancers at Seat2Meet. Here you can meet interesting people and learn from them. I believe Strijp-S also has studios for rent where people can work. I am not sure though, but on their website you can find all the things they offer. Also the “Vershal Het Veem” (food market) is amazing and delicious.

Lazy Penguin and I filmed a day at Strijp-S to show you a glimpse of what Strijp-S has to offer.

We filmed on a Sunday, so some things were closed. We have only showed you maybe 30% of what Strijp-S have to offer. Every 3rd Sunday of the month there is the Feelgood Market at Strijp-S. A market filled with food, design products, people and ‘gezelligheid’. It’s usually more crowded on those days.

Below are some ‘old’ photos of the Urban Shopper and of the FeelGood Market. Lazy Penguin still had long hair in those days.

Visit Stijp-S!

The next time you are in Eindhoven, don’t forget to visit Strijp-S. It’s a 3 min train ride from Eindhoven. Or you can walk about 22 minutes from Eindhoven Central Station.

Eindhoven: The Happiness Café

A sweet little cafe has popped up in Eindhoven:


First impression

At first impression it looks cute with the logo and hart on the window.
Inside it looks so nice and hip:
happinesscafe wallhappinesscafe window

Lovely designed menu card hanging in the back of the counter. People get all the time to watch. The counter has a lot of things to look at: ingredients for salads, mugs to buy, coffee maker in the back. And quite a lot of people are working behind the counter.
happinesscafe counter

Chairs outside are made of wood and are also used inside. When the rain was pouring, the tables and chairs were inside. When the sun came out, the tables and chairs were put outside.

My little brother and I ordered a smoothie… It wasn’t very special, so that left me a scar.


Healthy Berry smoothie

Everything is designed so nice, so I was a bit disappointed that the beverage was only “meh”. Hopefully the other food is nice.

Some research


Pretty card with things they have to offer

Their website is designed very well. Pretty and informative. I really like the drawn pictures on their salad page:


The Happiness Café offers some unique things: breakfasts, juices and detox stuff. You don’t find those a lot in the Netherlands. Their goal is to offer the people healthy, fresh, pure food. To make your body feel better and make you happy. Nice goal.

Visit them!

The Happiness Café
Nieuwe Emmasingel 9
5611 AM Eindhoven
+31(0)40 845 1034