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Past, present and future of our freedom


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Museum door de Stad

Museum door de Stad travels through the city with installations inspired by the Eindhoven Museum’s cultural-historical collection and the history of the city itself. The installation Checkpoint Eindhoven and a life-size Memory game are shown at Catharina quare, featuring the current theme Past, present and future of our freedom!

Loan requests

During 12 August and 25 October, it will not be possible to send in a loan request, sorry for the inconvenience.

Checkpoint Eindhoven

The whole of September, Checkpoint Eindhoven will be on the Stationsplein. The installation by Aart van Asseldonk shows portraits by Britt Roelse of Eindhoven citizens in their current occupation and their occupation that they would have if Eindhoven was never liberated. The installations also include the Dilemma-machine by Jelle Mastenbroek and Daniël de Bruin: Do you push your boundaries when your freedom is at stake?

Brabantse Erfgoedprijs 2019

Museum door de Stad is one of the eight nominees for the ‘Brabantse Erfgoedprijs 2019’ by Erfgoed Brabant. Out of 56 submissions, the professional jury selected eight initiatives who have a chance of winning the prize, the winner will be announced on November 7.

Thank you Park Hilaria

From the 2nd until the 11th of August, Museum door de Stad was situated on Park Hilaria, the biggest fair of Eindhoven. Everybody was welcome to take a ride in the bumper cars of, to play with the game machine by Mies Loogman, to take a photo in the photobooth by Jelle Mastenbroek and Daniël de Bruin or experience time travel through Eindhoven with Team TU/e. Photo’s: Max Kneefel

Park Hilaria

From the 2nd until the 11th of August, Museum door de Stad was situated on the fair of Eindhoven: Park Hilaria! Come and see! Children guaranteed a prize!


From Friday 26 July until Saturday 27 July, Museum door de Stad and the game machine by Mies Loogman will be at the movies at Natab! The film will start around 21:45, admission is free. Come and see!

Tablecloth from 1905

Eindhoven Museum recently received a special tablecloth. The rug was made in honour of the engagement party on March 12 1905, of the double engagement of both the eldest son and eldest daughter in the Keunen-Leen family. The table cloth had 80 embroidered signatures by the people that were present. These were mainly people from the Eindhoven elite at the beginning of the twentieth century, such as Eindhoven manufacturer families. The linen cloth is professionally embroidered, possibly by religious who at that time often provided linen with monograms. A beautiful piece of Eindhoven history!

Museum at the Airport

Museum door de Stad was at Eindhoven Airport with installations for the theme Past, present and future of our transportation. Did you know that Eindhoven Airport was built in the early thirties as a job creator project?

Eindhoven Airport

Museum door de Stad travels through to Eindhoven Airport. The installations of Team TU/e Eindhoven and Mies Loogman will be standing from June 13 until June 16 (from 08:30 to 17:30) in the arrival hall of the airport. Who are you going to pick up? Photo’s: Max Kneefel

Museum door de Stad at Strijp-S

The new installations for Museum door de Stad’s new theme – Past, present and future of our transportation – were displayed at Strijp-S for the first time on May 19 during the FeelGood Market. The travelling museum will be at Strijp-S until the 23rd of May as a part of Dutch Technology Week. Photo’s: Barbara Medo


With Bike to the Future, see past and present vehicles passing by, such as the towboat over the Eindhoven canal and the self-driving bus Phileas. Have you ever lived somewhere else, or have you been living in Eindhoven your whole life? Show in Map your Journey what your journey to Eindhoven looked like. Team TU/e also wonders how you got here. Turn the wheels of The Wheel of Transport and let them know. Photo’s: Barbara Medo

Drive-in with Natlab

Museum door de Stad organises together with Natlab Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of May from 20:30 until 22:00 a drive-in on Ketelhuisplein as a reference to the current theme: Past, present and future of our transportation. You can use the folding chairs on the square, but you are also invited to take your bike, moped or scooter to the outdoor cinema! The three short films are shown several times in an evening. Catering is provided by Het Ketelhuis.


Technology and innovation are inseparably linked to Eindhoven. The installation of is all about the definition of technology for the self-driving car. Bumper Ballet is initially a bumper car attraction you are used to at the fair, until the moment that the computer takes over! The tiny bumper cars exist out of four bumper cars and a video of ‘Dancing DAF-jes’, a unique advertisement by DAF from 1974.


In the Dilemma-machine of Jelle Mastenbroek and Daniël de Bruin you can choose out of several transportation methods from the past century. In 1888, the horse tram arrived in Eindhoven and ten years later the steam tram came. In 1907 the horse tram disappeared again but the steam tram kept going until 1935. Goods would also be transported by tram. Loading and unloading were required at each stop, therefor the ride took a long time. In 1920 the bus was taken into use, this was faster and more comfortable.


MobiliTU/e is an interactive and educational installation that consists of four parts. Team TU/e takes you on a journey through time through different events surrounding transportation in Eindhoven. For example vehicles from the past and present that pass by, such as the towboat over the Eindhoven canal and the self-driving bus Phileas. An E-chip (anonymously) saves the choices you make for different subjects, which are then processed into a souvenir to take home.


Eindhoven has become the city of design, technology and innovation thanks to companies such as Philips and DAF. These companies play a huge role in the development of the city. Today, High Tech Campus is the origin of many innovations. Teamwork is a huge part of the success of ‘the smartest square kilometre in the world’. With the Cooperation Installation of Mies Loogman, you have to work together to play the game and test your knowledge (and gain knowledge) about transport inventions made in Eindhoven.


Did you know that Philips developed the electronic bike in 1931? The motor was powered by a battery that you could charge with a rectifier. The rectifier was incidentally the only component made by Philips itself. The bicycle was produced in five different bicycle factories, but eventually, the bike was never put to use.


Museum door de Stad

Museum door de Stad travels through the city with installations inspired by the Eindhoven Museum’s cultural-historical collection. You will be able to visit the installation Checkpoint Eindhoven at the Stationsplein to see the theme Past, present and future of our freedom! The new installations by Team TU/e and Mies Loogman can be visited during Liberation 040 on the 18 Septemberplein.

Campaign image for new theme

The new theme of Museum door de Stad is Past, present and future of our transportation. Here you can see the Stella Vie by Solar Team Eindhoven, the first solar powered family car, and the DAF600, the first passenger car with automatic transmission.

RHCe and Eindhoven Museum present an exhibition

The Regional Historical Center Eindhoven (RHCe) is presenting the exhibition Rondom water en rivieren (Around water and rivers) in collaboration with the Eindhoven Museum. The Dommel, Tongelreep, and Gender rivers and the Eindhoven canal have contributed to the industrial development of Eindhoven and its surroundings. The exhibition consists of a selection of paintings from our collection, created by various artists from the region. For more information, visit the RHCe website.

The collection is online again

The Eindhoven Museum collection is online again. Of course, the collection can also be seen in Museum door de Stad (May 19-24that Strijp-S during Dutch Technology Week), but now also 24/7 on the website again.

Students make an installation with an e-chip

Students from Eindhoven University of Technology presented their installation for the new theme Past, present and future of our transportation. The different parts of the installation are connected to each other by an e-chip that they developed themselves! The installation can be seen during Dutch Technology Week on May 19-24th at Strijp-S.

DROPSTUFF.NL makes Bumber Ballet

In collaboration with Eindhoven Museum, DROPSTUFF.NL is creating the surprising installation Bumper Ballet for the new theme Past, present and future of our transportation. Bumper Ballet is a small bumper car track, initially like the attraction you are familiar with at fairs; that is until the moment when the computer takes over from the bumper cars.

Dutch Technology Week

Museum door de Stad will participate in Dutch Technology Week on May 20–24th at Strijp-S. New installations by Mies Loogman and Jelle Mastenbroek & Daniël de Bruin, and also by TU/e and DROPSTUFF.NL will be on display related to the new theme Past, present and future of our transportation.

Rye liqueur tasting

Chloé Rutzerveld made coffee from rye and hobby brewer Petra van Houdt made a liqueur from it. After 3 months of ripening, we were able to taste it today. The liqueur made with rye 'branding 7+' and apple was the favorite.

TU/e student presentations

After the research that TU/e students did for the new theme of Museum door de Stad, they presented their plans. Stay tuned...

Casting your own museum object

In the Vrijgieterij you can make a plaster mould out of a museum object and decide for yourself what it will ultimately look like! Come and visit the Warehouse of Innovation up through January 6thto create your own work of art.

The chair of the future

What does the chair of the future look like? Zoë Jacobs, together with other designers, will be working in the Warehouse of Innovation on how we will sit to eat in 2100, for example.

Surrogate coffee 3.0

Together with baristas from Eindhoven, Chloé has improved the recipe of her surrogate coffee. Will you be able to taste this revamped coffee somewhere in the near future?


Museum door de Stad opens at the Warehouse of Innovation

The installations by Museum door de Stad are on display in the Warehouse of Innovation until January 6th. There is also a daily Vrijgieterij workshop where you can make a plaster mould of a museum object. Click here for opening hours.

Gourmet, black pudding and head cheese

Museum door de Stad stood in front of the Warehouse of Innovation to find out what is on the menu at Christmas time in Eindhoven. A few of the dishes: gourmet, black pudding and head cheese. We will be at the Warehouse of Innovation ('the old V&D') for 3 weeks starting on December 19th, featuring the theme 'food'.

TU/e research students

TU/e students are doing research on the upcoming theme: past, present and future of our transportation. They went into the city with a map of the world, Europe, the Netherlands and Brabant. Where does today’s Eindhovener come from?

Fijne Feestdagen Festival

Fijne Feestdagen Festival

Museum door de stad is traveling to the Warehuis of Innovation right in the centre of Eindhoven. Of course the installations of Mies Loogman, Jelle Mastenbroek & Daniël de Bruin, Lucas Maassen & Hossie, Zoë Jacobs and Chloé Rutzerveld are going to be there, but you can also join in with the workshops by Lucas & Hossie, Zoë and Chloé. Keep an eye on the website for the details!

Come to the library too!

On Wednesday November 28th, Museum door de Stad will be in the library on the Witte Dame all day; come see us! Photos: Max Cousin

Subjective Canon of the Woenselse Markt

A number of visitors who came to Museum door de Stad at the Woenselse Markt made drawings of their refrigerator contents and of their favorite breakfast and snacks. See the results here!

Woenselse Markt

On December 17th, Museum door de Stad appeared at the Woenselse Markt, featuring the installation by Mies Loogman. Did you see us? Photos: Max CousinOn December 17th, Museum door de Stad appeared at the Woenselse Markt, featuring the installation by Mies Loogman. Did you see us? Photos: Max Cousin

Beeldenstorm (iconoclasm)

Lucas Maasen and Hossie are presenting the vrijgieterij during the secret life of materials, from the 10th of November until the 9th of December. The project is a way to update the collection and a way to preserve the cultural heritage for the future. See more information on the website.

Making Loerie

Chloé Rutzerveld invites her guests to try and make their own coffee of the future, Rogge-coffee! They could experiment with the surrogate coffee and experience how the small changes in preparation could affect the taste and aroma! Photo’s: Wouter van der Wal


Together Museum door de Stad, Bar Bistro Calypso and beerze organised the Frikandellencontest. Dick Middelweerd of the 2-starsrestaurant Treeswijkhoeve, Taks Yuen of the restaurant Mei Wah and artist Niels Bakkerus are the lucky winners. Photo’s: Tim Meijer

Subjective Canon of Eindhoven

Museum door de stad is going to travel through Eindhoven for three years and meanwhile they gather subjective data from the residents in the city. This information shapes the subjective canon of Eindhoven, a clear picture of what her residents are thinking, doing, feeling and their opinions. Drop by at the Museum door de Stad and let us know your opinions. Photo’s: Max Kneefel

Loerie Lab

Chloé Rutzerveld has taken the example of the surrogate coffee made by poor farmers from Eindhoven and made her own out of rye. It isn’t instant coffee, but filtered coffee. Will this be a healthy and sustainable alternative and maybe the coffee of the future? Photo’s: Max Kneefel

Vrijgieterij (foundry)

Lucas Maasen and Hossie make molds by hand with a few objects from the collection for the vrijgieterij. It’s a metaphor for the everyday objects in the collection, for example coffee cups, mugs and plates. Photo’s: Max Kneefel

Aan tafel (at the dinner table)

Sit at the table with Jelle Mastenbroek and Daniël de Bruin. They are serving 3 different table arrangements with food of the past, present and… the future. Photo’s: Max Kneefel

Cooperation Installation

The cooperation Campina was established by milk farmers from Eindhoven. Mies loogman shows you the cultural background of Eindhoven by working together with someone else to operate the Cooperation Installation. Answer the questions correctly, then you will both win a prize! Photo’s: Max Kneefel


Zoë Jacobs - How do we sit to eat?

It is no surprise anymore that our food effects our bodies growth. What does our current food schedule look like and what does it mean for the size of our body?

Opening Museum door de Stad

This Saturday Museum door de Stad has officially opened! The traveling museum will be located in Sectie-C until Sunday October 28th. Photo’s: Max Kneefel

Museum through You

You can also visit Museum door de Stad at the mall Heuvel, around the corner of the Ten Hagestraat! On this chalkboard you can write for example how tall you are and what you love to eat.

ED shares our plans

Eindhovens Dagblad gives director Ward Rennen the stage to tell out plans for Museum door de Stad: “I hope this project shows a better image of how Eindhoven came to be. There has been a lot of talking about the focus point technic, design and knowledge, but only a small hand of people knows where it comes from. That’s what we want to make clear with Museum door de Stad.”

How do you eat your food?

Zoë Jacobs would love to know how you eat! Make a lifelong imprint of yourself or draw your own body outline. Zoë has let herself become inspired by the diversity of chairs from the Eindhoven Museum collection. Photo’s: Max Kneefel


Chloé Rutzerveld - Loerie Lab

Farmers from Eindhoven were very poor, crops had a rough time growing because of the chapped sandy soil of the farmland of Eindhoven, but coffee beans were very expensive. The farmers used to make substitute coffee from burnt peas, old grain or chicory