Pure Hubs Wasven Eindhoven




Pure enjoyment at Wasven Estate

Wasven Estate in the Netherlands is an important partner in the European Pure Hubs network. The estate, which was given a complete makeover in 2006, is situated in Tongelre, just 10 minutes from the centre of Eindhoven. With its 6 ha of green space, rich in natural history and culture, this is a perfect example of a simple, creative way of linking the city to the countryside. A breath of fresh air just a stone’s throw from the busy city.

historic long facade farmhouse

In the middle of the estate is a historic long facade farmhouse. This beautiful building was restored and renovated by the Wasven Estate Foundation, a foundation run by residents of the Tongelre area of the city.

Their main aim is the preservation of the estate, with a focus on sustainable development and multi-functional use. This has led to the creation of an ecological garden, a bakery, a coffee-roasting house, a shop and a restaurant, as well as rooms for meetings, exhibitions and parties. Wasven even has its own bio fuel generator – the smallest in the Netherlands! – which provides the estate with green electricity.

wide range of partners

There is a wide range of partners collaborating on the project. One of them is the Lunet foundation, a care institution for people with a mental handicap. They run the bakery, the coffee-roasting house and the shop.

Closely linked to them is the Gasterij In’t Ven foundation, which aims to run a socially responsible café restaurant. In the Gasterij, you can enjoy a bite to eat and a drink in pleasant, relaxed surroundings.

The restaurant uses regional, organic and fairtrade products, boosted by products from the estate’s own bakery and coffee-roasting house. People with a mental handicap work there alongside professionals. 

The Wasven Estate Foundation is both owner and user of its own spaces. Thus, the green work space, the multi-media space, the lobby and the children’s studio all offer numerous possibilities for a wide range of educational and creative activities. From nature walks, baking afternoons and thematic evenings to exhibitions and concerts.

In short, there’s something for everyone.

promotional film

Want to find out more about Wasven Estate?

Then take a look at the beautiful promotional film produced by the Province of North Brabant: click here

Wasven Estate is all about “Pure tastes, pure relaxation and pure inspiration. Pure enjoyment in a green setting”. That’s how it’s described in film. And that’s how it really is. A thoroughly inspiring project.