Eindhoven, Holland… what a pleasant surprise.
Having booked tickets purely on curiously/great price alone, the birthday weekend group really didn’t know what we were in for. The weather forecast looked gloomy, google searches brought a whole lot of ‘not much’, but a fair bit of info on Fritz Philips…
Almost as soon as we set foot in the country [Paul and I via train from Germany and the Londeners via Plane] we all sensed ‘a little something else’ in the air.
The air was fresh and the energy of the city was vibing and relaxed all at the same time!
We grabbed some quick but late dinner and wondered the streets of Eindhoven….seriously what a beautiful city.
Unknowingly, we had arrived during the final w/e of a Light installation in the city. It was cold, raining and grey, but the city was alive with bubbling friendly energy with truly magical lights to pave the way.
There was something about the place that reminded me of Melbourne, there was an energy… and ofcourse the cafes and restaurants. Eindhoven has a few over Melbs though…like the benefits of being in the Netherlands…two words: ‘coffee shop’
We went to a couple of places, Grasshopper and Pink. Pink was by far our favourite as it was a whole lot more friendlier and roomier.
We played cards and enjoyed the beauty of being in Eindhoven. As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side…. 🙂
Ps. they have delicious cookies here 😉
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Hi there, I’m jen from over at chocolateandginger. What an awesome site, those lights look AMAZING!!
I’m a huge breakfast/brunch lover myself, there is a place we have in Calgary me and my boyfriend go to all the time for their fluffy buckwheat pancakes. That pancake post was making me drool!!
Hi jen, thanks for reading 🙂
Eindhoven was truly magical 🙂 esp when it was night and cold…and there was this ‘heavenly music’ soundtrack playing as well. 🙂
I LOOOOVE breakfast, but I also just love eating!
YUM!!!! flufffyyy pancakes are the best!!
I’m living in Trier, Germany at the mo, and the christmas markets have just started – truly magical and beautiful. They have loads of food stands, one of which is DANISH PANCAKES – they are tiny and fluffy and delicous all in this tiny pancake.. soooo good!! 🙂
take care, and happy baking