Yes, you read it well, since July 7th there is an artificial beach at the Evoluon, including beachchairs and matching drinks menu. The entrance is free, the drinks, unfortunately, yet understandably, not. You can just come down and enjoy the sun and nice fine sand, find your beachchair and dream away.
Over the last decade the city beaches have grown in popularity, initially the bigger cities, but those days also many mid-sized cities started to create artificial beaches in the city. On pleasant locations, often close to a river, lake or other means of water they put some nice sand, lounge chairs and cool music, to create an holiday atmosphere. These ‘beaches’ have grown in popularity over the years.
Eindhoven started with this phenomenon last year at the Vestdijk, however the weather after mid-July didn’t really work in its favor. This year the Evoluon is making an attempt. Next to their pond the put white sand and beach chairs. Cocktails are available too.. however swimming in the pond there is unfortunately not allowed, as the water is not in a complete healthy condition. Nevertheless, if you are a beach-fan and holidays haven’t kicked in yet, its worth to check it out. Its open most weekends, whenever its above 21c, and lasts till begin of September
So whether you want to go to Brainport Beach, Strijp Strand or Philips Plage, wait for the sun to come out, and head for the Evoluon to relax on the white sand.
For Eindhovennews by Remco