Glow 2023

New: 2x lecture during GLOW 2023

The Philips Museum organizes two in-depth lectures during light art festival GLOW that takes place from November 11 to 18, 2023. Bert Tip will talk about Philips' industrial footprint in the Netherlands and Sergio Derks will elaborate on the life of founder Gerard Philips.

The arrival of Philips had a huge impact on Eindhoven. The city grew rapidly, and many new jobs were created. Philips built homes, schools, and even an outpatient clinic and a sports park for its employees. The city gained its own identity, characterized by light and innovation. There is therefore an inseparable link between Philips and Light City Eindhoven. With all reasons, it is therefore very logical to say that the annual light art festival GLOW takes place in the center of Eindhoven.

Philips' industrial footprint in the Netherlands

The lecture on Philips' industrial footprint in the Netherlands will be given by Philips Manager Bert Tip. A time travel of 132 years following the recently published second - fully revised - edition of his book Philips in the Netherlands. You can buy Bert Tip's book in the Museum shop

Lecture: Industrial footprint of Philips in the Netherlands
When: November 12
Time: 2 p.m. (Dutch spoken) and 4 p.m. (English spoken)
Reservations: not possible (60 places available)

Gerard Philips

The lecture on Gerard Philips will be given by Sergio Derks, Manager of the Philips Heritage Organization and will elaborate on the life, work and significance of founder Gerard Philips and his company. Zaltbommel-born engineer Gerard Philips, together with his father, founded the light bulb factory in 1891 that would grow into the global concern we know today.

Lecture: Gerard Philips
When: November 18
Time: 14.00 (Dutch spoken) and 16.00 hours (English spoken)
Reservations: not possible (60 places available)
Tickets: for sale online or at the reception

Theater play The Lamp

Come to Eindhoven during GLOW and visit the Philips Museum in the heart of the city center during the day. Museum volunteers are ready to tell the story of Philips' first light bulb, in the play De Lamp.

When: November 11 to 19
Time: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 hours
Language: Dutch
Duration: 20 minutes

Artwork Titia Ex - GLOW

The light artwork on the chimney of the museum Private Light by Titia Ex is also part of the GLOW route this year.

This year the inspiration of GLOW is "The Beat. A starting point for a triptych in light art, culminating in 2024 in The Stream and in 2025 - the 20th anniversary of GLOW - in The Lights. The three themes combine to form The Lights, which pulsates, makes light flow and ultimately connects everyone everywhere.

More information about GLOW click here.

Tickets Philips Museum

Tickets for the Philips Museum are available online or at the front desk. The Lamp and/or the lectures are included in the museum ticket price. There is no additional fee to participate.


The Philips Museum is accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter

Guide dogs allowed


Philips Museum
Emmasingel 31
5611 AZ Eindhoven

General reception Philips Museum:
+31 (0)40 235 90 30

Bookings and Sales:
+31 (0)6 - 29 12 30 86

+31 (0)6 81 09 07 68

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