|Coordinates: 51°25′12″N 05°24′18″E / 51.42000°N 5.40500°ECoordinates: 51°25′12″N 05°24′18″E / 51.42000°N 5.40500°E|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Marcel Delhez (VVD)|
|• Total||31.89 km2 (12.31 sq mi)|
|• Land||31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||22 m (72 ft)|
|• Density||1,436/km2 (3,720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Veldhoven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvɛltˌɦoːvə(n)] (listen)) is a municipality and town on the Gender in the southern Netherlands, just southwest of Eindhoven.
Dutch topographic map of Veldhoven (town), Dec. 2013
The modern town of Veldhoven is an agglomeration of formerly rural villages that in the twentieth century grew together to form one large suburban area catering to Eindhoven commuter needs. The villages are Veldhoven proper to the southwest, Meerveldhoven to the southeast, Oerle to the west and Zeelst to the northeast. A new city center was constructed between Zeelst and Veldhoven.
Veldhoven is home to the headquarters of the manufacturer of high-tech (semiconductor) lithography equipment ASML. As of 2022, the company employs over 14,000 people—equivalent to nearly one third of the town's population. ASML occupies the tallest building (83 meters) in Veldhoven. The municipality features a large industrial and office area along the Gender, which also includes the second-largest hospital in the Eindhoven urban region, Máxima Medisch Centrum.
Veldhoven Centrum has 113 commercial shops with famous brands covering food restaurants, daily groceries, fashion products, Jewelry and banks. The Centrum has services such as Library Veldhoven, Municipality of Veldhoven, Trigion security City and VVV Veldhoven. The Veldhoven shops open at 11 AM every Monday. The Centrum has Week Market every Monday for fruit and produce.
The yearly festival Cult en Tumult offers a varied program of art and culture in the broadest sense. Theatre De Schalm is near the City Centrum.
The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).
The current town council of Veldhoven was elected at the Dutch 2018 local elections.
Eindhoven Airport is near Veldhoven, on the border with Eindhoven in Meerhoven, close to the A2 and A67 motorways.