EINDHOVEN

Eindhoven has grown from a little village in 1232 to one of the bigger cities in the Netherlands.In 1891, the Philips brothers founded a small light bulb factory that would grow into one of the largest electronics firms in the world. Philips’ presence is probably the largest single contributing factor to the major growth of Eindhoven in the 20th century. It attracted and spun off many hi-tech companies, making Eindhoven a major technology and industrial hub.The large-scale sculptural installation ‘Flying Pins’, by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, depicts a bowling ball that has just hit ten pins with a ‘lucky strike’. Another remarkable place of interest is the Van Abbemuseum with its whimsical extention building, which has a collection of modern and contemporary art including works by Picasso and Chagall. The Evoluon, a spectacular building in the shape of a flying saucer, is another well known building in Eindhoven.

Release Dates

2008

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: EINDHOVEN
  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Available: no
  • Location: EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands