Advice for Tourists
In general, Eindhoven is a calm and safe city, and tourists should feel at ease. However, that's not to say that crime never happens, so be sure to always be mindful of your belongings in public areas. If you come by bike, make sure you have a lock, and leave it in a well-lit, populated area.
Hitting the Shops
Visitors coming from larger cities may be surprised to see closed shops during the evening, but Eindhoven shopkeepers seem to enjoy their leisure time. During the week, most shops in the centre close at around 6 pm, with the exception of Fridays, when they're open until 9 pm. On Saturdays, shops close even earlier, usually in the late afternoon, while on Sundays most of the city is shut down completely. Also, keep in mind that most museums in the city are closed on Mondays.
Keep it Clean
One thing any visitor will notice is that Eindhoven is a very clean, organised city. The locals take pride in their attention to aesthetics, so it's good to respect that pride and the local regulations by not littering or otherwise vandalising your surroundings. Also, smoking is outlawed indoors, so if you're smoking outside, make sure to leave your butts in an authorised container and not on the street.
Consulting the Experts
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