European Heritage Day Guided Walking Tour in Eindhoven

13-09-2015 - 13-09-2015, 14:00-15:00

The Grand Café Het Ketelhuis (Dr. Poletlaan 45, enter via de Boschdijk)

European Heritage Day Guided Walking Tour in Eindhoven 
When: Sunday, September 13, 14:00-15:00
Where: Starting and Ending Point is the Grand Café Het Ketelhuis
(Dr. Poletlaan 45, enter via de Boschdijk) Free parking is available in P10.
No registration is required.

The guided walking tour of De Grote Beek Estate will take about 1 hour. You'll visit historical buildings and the impressive park, including the cemetery. The tour will be led by Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven.

About the tour

The De Grote Beek Estate was built in approximately 1917-18. It was a mental institution, and was conceived/planned as a village: Originally there were 5 buildings for patients (with high walls), a church, a house for the managers, workshops, gardens and several other buildings. During the years the estate has changed; as have our ideas about the mentally ill. This is noticeable in the park, which is an interesting story that'll be explained by during the tour!


About Open Monumentendag

every 2nd weekend of September, thousands of historical buildings and sites (about 4.000) are open to the public free of charge, including several buildings in Eindhoven. 

The Open Monumentendag is part of an international organisation, the European Heritage Days. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to participate and played a key-role in establishing this Europe-wide phenomenon in the 1990s. Today, 48 countries are affiliated with the European Heritage Days, which attracts around 20 million visitors every September and October, all keen to explore Europe's cultural heritage. Open Monumentendag has established itself as an integral part of the Dutch cultural calendar and has helped significantly in rallying support for the preservation of historical monuments in the Netherlands.


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