The fifth largest city of the Netherlands, Eindhoven is a major city in the province of North Brabant. Eindhoven is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, but in modern times is better known as a centre of cutting edge industry and design. Eindhoven is regarded as the liveliest city in the south of the country, with various events and festivals taking place throughout the year. The city is surprisingly well connected to a large number of destinations in Europe, with many carriers providing routes to Eindhoven from London. In particular, the low-cost carrier Ryanair has an extensive selection of flights to the city and are a good option for getting a cheap flight. If you wish to use another airport in the Netherlands, Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) is a 90 minute journey by train, and is always a good option for a cheap flight to the region since there are many direct flights to Amsterdam from Newcastle, Bristol and many other UK airports. If you have kids obsessed by technology, they will love the auto exhibition at The DAF Museum. In the museum will find a varied collection of DAF vehicles dating from 1928 to the present day. The museum is a treat for enthusiasts and engineers, and includes an extraordinary number of trucks, cars, and auto memorabilia. The Van Abbemuseum has one of most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands, and is a must see for tourists visiting the city. The building was renovated drastically in the early 21st century, and now proudly displays works by such artistic heavyweights as Picasso, Kandinsky and Mondrian. Another popular tourist destination is Ton Smits Huis; the former studio and home of the renowned Dutch cartoonist. The celebrated artist worked with many magazines around the globe, including The New Yorker, and produced timeless cartoons during the golden age.
Following a flight to Eindhoven, visitors have several options for onward travel to the city. There is an efficient shuttle bus service that connects the airport to the city centre. Tickets for the shuttle service can be purchased outside the main terminal building, at the bus stand. The bus runs from the airport's bus station, and will take you swiftly to the heart of the city centre. Alternatively, regional bus 401 departs from the airport every 10 minutes (30 minutes on weekends), takes approximately 20 minutes, and will cost you EUR3.50.