Eindhoven Ballooning was a four-day Air Balloon Festival, organized in July from 2005 to 2011 at the Karpendonkse Plas in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The festival site was accessible free of charge and attracted approximately 50,000 visitors each year and became a tradition in the light-town.
Due to bad weather, three out of four days had to be canceled in 2011. Because of the costs of that for the organization and sponsors there was no festival in 2012. In 2013 it was held again, and in 2014 it was canceled again.
I've been here twice with my son in 2007. It was amazing to see all those balloons airing. It was also amazing to see them at night when it was dark and the balloons lit up in various colors.
Seeing them on the ground made me realize how huge they really are. I often see them passing from my apartment's window and make pictures of them and zoom in to see the people in the "tiny little baskets". I hope one day to be in one of those baskets myself and make pictures from inside the air balloon :)
For a ballooning in Eindhoven you can go to the following organizations. In addition, it is very important to compare prices and to ask for special offers and packages.
Dreamflights (organizer Eindhoven Ballooning) Website: www.dreamflights.nl Phone: 0513-677999
Flash Ballonvaarten Website: www.mijneersteballonvaart.nl Phone: 040-2525661
Virgin Balloon Flights Website: www.virgin-ballonvaart.nl Phone: 0800-0228335
Marenko Website: www.marenko.nl/ballonvaren Phone: 013-4562680
VIPballon Website: www.vipballon.nl Phone: 073-5477852
Bommelballon Website: www.bommelballon.nl Phone: 0493-440404
GreetZZ Ballonvaarten Website: www.greetzz-ballonvaart.nl Phone: 013-5313540
A3 Ballon Website: www.ballonvaren.com Phone: 0800-0229666 (gratis)
BAS Ballonvaarten Website: www.basballonvaart.nl Phone: 0573-401826
4CB Ballonvaarten Website: www.4cb-ballonvaarten.nl Phone: 026-3702870