The annual Open Monument Days are being held again this weekend, on Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 September. This year’s theme is ‘Plekken van Plezier’ (rough translation – Places you Enjoy)
On these two days, thousands of monuments around the country open their doors to visitors. When you think of monuments, you generally picture old building. Not so – natural heritage sites throughout the Netherlands also included in these Open Monument Days.
Eindhoven is no exception. The Stadswandelpark is undoubtedly a place in the city people enjoy. This weekend you can visit sites like the Observatory, Sint Joris church, and Park Theater, in and around the park. There will also be guided tours of the park.
Heritage signs dot the city
The new heritage signs in and around the park tell the story of the park’s history. These signs are part of a series of more than 40 that give background about Eindhoven’s history. They are placed throughout the city.
Other monuments that will be open to the public include the Radio Monument and the Mariënhage complex, which will soon become the DomusDela. Various other activities have also been planned. For example, entrance into the Van Abbe Museum will be free on 13, 14, and 15 September.
The Open Monuments Days were first held in the Netherlands in 1987. They form part of a larger project called The European Heritage Days.
Translator: Melinda Walraven