Eindhoven is one of the five largest cities in the Netherlands, with approximately 220,000 inhabitants.
Philips established itself in Eindhoven during the industrial revolution. Besides Philips, many other companies based themselves in Eindhoven, including textile factories, tobacco processors, steam leather factories and manufacturers of matches. This significantly boosted employment in the city and the arrival of entrepreneurship and innovation secured the city's future as one of the smartest regions on the planet. For years, the city's slogan was “Eindhoven leading in technology”. Aside from technology, Eindhoven is a haven for culture, design and sports.