With Glow, Eindhoven is pioneering on the border between art, design and technology | Brabant Brand Box

Museums and events

From Guus Meeuwis to Tiësto, and from Van Gogh to the Glow light art festival: in Brabant, you can enjoy music, art and culture to the full. Leading museums and events in the field of design, food and music: Brabant has it all. 

Did you know that Brabant has the highest festival density in the Netherlands? And that Brabant was voted the ‘European Region of Gastronomy’ in 2018? Hardly surprising, because enjoying life comes high on the list of priorities here. In addition, with its countless leading museums, Brabant is also an ideal destination for lovers of culture.

Leading museums and a creative vibe

You see it wherever you go in Brabant: highly visible manifestations of art, design and culture. For example, (centuries-old) art in Het Noordbrabants Museum, contemporary design from the hand of Anish Kapoor in Museum De Pont, or raw inspiration at Strijp-S - the vibe in Brabant is one of constant creativity.

A special place for Van Gogh

What would art (in Brabant) be without Van Gogh? Vincent van Gogh and Brabant are inextricably linked. The little boy from Zundert grew up to become a world-famous artist who left his mark both on the world and on Brabant.

Major events in Brabant

You can enjoy special experiences and meet others throughout Brabant. Carnival is a fantastic party every year! Even so, Brabant offers much more besides. For example, the Dutch Design Week (DDW) gives its visitors a unique insight into design in the Netherlands, and above all design in Brabant. GLOW literally shines an artistic spotlight on Eindhoven each year.

Woo Hah, the Hiphop festival, emphasises the innovative urban character of the Tilburg music scene and both Jazz in Breda and Jazz in Duketown are nationally and internationally important jazz events we can be proud of. And we shouldn’t forget other big names like Tiësto, Hardwell and, last but not least, Guus Meeuwis. They are all from Brabant!

This is where you can find information and stories about:

Van Gogh Europe is a network organization to exchange knowledge and to jointly promote the work and life of Vincent van Gogh | Brabant Brand Box
Photo: Melchert Meijer zu Schlochtern

In the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh and Brabant are inextricably linked. Frank van den Eijnden, the man behind Van Gogh Brabant, talks about his fascination for Van Gogh. 

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Anish Kapoor brings ‘the heavens down to earth’ at De Pont

Tilburg is the first Dutch city to display a sculpture created by artist Anish Kapoor in a public space. How did Museum De Pont achieve this major feat?

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Tilburg is the first city with a sculpture (Sky Mirror for Hendrik) of Anish Kapoor in the public space.
Photo: Peter van Trijen
Sky Mirror for Hendrik, Anish Kapoor, collection De Pont.
Waarmakers at work | Brabant Brand Box
Photo: Peter van Trijen

Dutch Design Week: fun in the train

On behalf of NS Dutch Railways, Ontwerpbureau Waarmakers came up with an unusual game to make travelling by train more fun. It underwent its baptism of fire during the Dutch Design Week 2017.

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De Bende at work for GLOW light festival

GLOW in Eindhoven is one of the most popular light art festivals in the world. The designers of De Bende were asked to design innovative route signs for GLOW.

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With Glow, Eindhoven is pioneering on the border between art, design and technology | Brabant Brand Box
Photo: Bart van Overbeeke
The work of Tina Farifteh was exhibited at BredaPhoto Festival | Brabant Brand Box
Photo: Tina Farifteh

After BredaPhoto Festival, you will never look at the sky without apprehension again

Tina Farifteh participated in the International Talent Program for BredaPhoto Festival. Her photographs of innocent skies tell a gruesome story.

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Zundert Flower Parade: building in temperatures above 40 °C

Will the floats for the Zundert Flower Parade be ready on time? Things get tense during the hot summer of 2018.

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Bicycles adorned with dahlias: this was the start of the world's largest flower parade in 1936 | Brabant Brand Box
Photo: Joeri Sannen
The work of young talent is an integral part of the BredaPhoto Festival | Brabant Brand Box
Photo: Ron Magielse

For more information:

  • Visit Brabant, a website full of tips for a day out in Brabant 

Article last updated on: November 20th, 2019. 

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