PHOTOGRAPHY PLACES TRAVEL

Glowing cycle path …..its AMAZING !

I would like to begin my post with a little introduction about Van Gogh because the glow cycle path i am talking about here is inspired by his work . Vincent Willem Van Gogh was a renowned Dutch painter and artist whose works are remembered , loved and appreciated even to this day. His work comprises of portraits, self portraits, landscapes, wheat fields and sunflowers. His work had great influence on the  20th century art. During his lifetime, he was unknown but after his death, his work was noted by all. The patterns you finf in the glow path are based on Van Gogh’s paintings “The Starry Night “.

The 600 meter path illuminates in swirling patterns

The 600 meter path illuminates in swirling patterns

We live in Eindhoven which is situated in the North Brabant province of the Netherlands and the glow path is just a few kilometers away from the Van Abbe Museum or Eindhoven Stratumseind. We biked with a bunch of friends post 10.30 PM and must say that it was  truly an amazing experience to witness this beautiful bike path post sundown ! The path is just about 600 meters long and is a very artistic  and beautiful stretch. I really wished the stretch was much longer. But never mind 🙂 Make sure you visit the path when its dark so that you really  benefit from the visit . Unfortunately the night we visited , it was a full moon night and it was not very dark 🙁 But i was still stunned at the glow path. I felt i was in some magic land and was super excited ! To me , the whole thing looked surreal . I am  eagerly waiting for the winter nights so that i can go there once more 🙂 (perks of living in Netherlands i tell you ). But i also heard from a friend, that they are planning to close down the glow path 🙁 I hope its not true. I hope the path stays untouched and you all get to see it someday 🙂

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How does it glow??

The path features thousands of luminescent stones that are charged via solar energy during the day and glow when it gets dark. Its awesome that the solar powered LED lights do not consume any electricity!

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The surface of the Bicycle Path is coated with a special paint that uses energy gathered during the day to glow after dark.

The surface of the Bicycle Path is coated with a special paint that uses energy gathered during the day to glow after dark.

Thousands of twinkling blue and green lights

Thousands of twinkling blue and green lights

Entry fee? None ! Its absolutely free 🙂

How to get there ? Board bus 6 at Eindhoven Station and get off at the ‘Koudenhoven’ stop (the path is about 600 metres on foot). I would suggest you bike rather than opting for the bus ride 🙂

I really hope you are inspired to go and witness this beauty 🙂

Bye and see you in my next post !

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Tan Tee Yeong
    November 10, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Hi, I would like to ask you that the “Glowing cycle path” still exist there? And still open for ppl to visit?

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      November 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Tan Tee…yes very much!! pls make sure to visit it after sundown only so that u can really enjoy the path and see the glow…hope u have a great time 🙂

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      November 11, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Board bus 6 at Eindhoven Station and get off at the ‘Koudenhoven’ stop (the path is about 600 metres on foot). You can park your car at the carpooling site on the junction of Wolvendijk and A270 motorway.

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      November 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Hi Tan Tee…yes very much!! pls make sure to visit it after sundown only so that u can really enjoy the path and see the glow…hope u have a great time🙂 Board bus 6 at Eindhoven Station and get off at the ‘Koudenhoven’ stop (the path is about 600 metres on foot). You can park your car at the carpooling site on the junction of Wolvendijk and A270 motorway.

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