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> Valkenswaard

Valkenswaard

Valkenswaard consists of the following parts: Deelshurk, Zeelberg, Valkenhorst, Geenhoven, Het Gegraaf, Kerkakkers, Oud-Dommelen, Schaapsloop, Centrum, Kreijenbeek, Borkel, and Schaft. The community has a surface area of 56km²/35mi². Approximately 30.000 people live in the community. The direct distance to Eindhoven city center is 23km/14mi.

 

Travel distance (departure from Valkenswaard village)

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

28 minutes

59 minutes

Airport

22 minutes

70 minutes (1 transit at Eindhoven central station)

High-tech campus

20 minutes

 

ASML southwest

18 minutes

 

ASML (north)west

24 minutes

 

Philips southwest

22 minutes

 

Philips northwest

24 minutes

 

 

History

Archeological findings identify signs of living since approximately 6000BC. The current village centers originated from excavations in the 12th century. Although initially being an agricultural community, the area experienced poverty due to many wars between the Middle Ages and the 19th century. Therefore, the area became industrialized in the 19th century. Especially the cigar industry became a big part of the industrialization.

 

The community offers several things to do:

  • Many churches are found in the area, as well as monuments and a war cemetery.
  • Some windmills can be visited. This is a typical Dutch structure used in agriculture. 
  • The area also has some museums to visit. For example, “Het Valkerij en Sigarenmakers Museum” shows two important aspects of Valkenswaard: falcons and cigars. 
  • The surrounding area also has lots of nature and a pine forest to the north with a golf club.
  • Valkenswaard is well known for its evening/nocturnal entertainment in the region. 

 

Fun facts: 

  • The name of the village Valkenswaard is relatively new. At first, it was known as Weerd, but in Limburg a town called Weert existed. Therefore, they added Vercken. However, because of influential falconers, they changed it to Valkens, as “valk” in Dutch means falcon. 
  • During the annual celebration of “Carnaval”, the town is called “Striepersgat”. “Striepen” is a part of producing cigars. This is because Valkenswaard produced many cigars. 
  • Valkenswaard knows two partner cities, Tienen in Belgium and Salvaterra de Magos in Portugal. 
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