Eindhoven is a vibrant city in the Netherlands, known for its innovation and creativity. Here you will discover Dinner in Motion, a unique and immersive dining experience that combines art, technology, and gastronomy. I reserved a spot at this 360° experience restaurant for a birthday surprise and it was so worth it. In this review, I will discuss what you can expect from Dinner in Motion, how to get there, and also provide recommendations for accommodations nearby.
What is Dinner in Motion
Dinner in Motion is a dining experience where your surroundings transform with every course, where projection mapping, light, sound, and aroma come together to create an immersive journey.
Located in the heart of Eindhoven, this interactive gastronomic spectacle invites guests to embark on a multi-course dinner unlike any other. Each dish is meticulously crafted to harmonize with the visual and auditory effects, creating an unforgettable fusion of flavors and artistry.
To give you a concrete example, you will have a video of a library projected on the walls and on the table and the gastronomic dish will be served in a book. Every little detail is present!
Is Dinner in Motion expensive?
One question that often arises when considering unique dining experiences like Dinner in Motion is the cost. While it's true that Dinner in Motion may be slightly more expensive than a typical restaurant meal, it's important to note that the price is reflective of the extraordinary experience that awaits you but also of the gastronomic culture.
An example of a dish would be: mandarin dulce de leche cremeux with ganache of chocolate and black sesame, a crumble of muscovado sugar and creme of mint and sage with caramelised mandarin sorbet. Which you can see in the picture below.
As you can tell, the food quality is beyond anything you can imagine! For the 6-course menu, you pay €89 during the week and €99 during the weekend. A very fair price for a gastronomic diner with a unique virtual show if you ask me.
Are the drinks included?
No, the drinks are not included in the standard Dinner in Motion experience. Upon arrival at the venue, you will be asked if you would like to include the wine selection with your meal. We chose for the "full glass" wine selection but you can also chose for a "half glass" selection.
The wine arrangement was definitely worth it! You can taste every different flavor that matches perfectly with the courses. I paid around €40 for the full glass wine arrangement per person.
Once you have made your decision regarding the drink selection, the orders can be placed at your table, just like in a traditional restaurant setting. The attentive staff will be on hand to assist you with any inquiries or recommendations, ensuring that your dining experience is as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
By providing the choice to include or exclude drinks, Dinner in Motion allows guests to personalize their experience and control their expenses accordingly. Whether you opt for the wine pairing or prefer to explore the menu with alternative beverages, the choice is yours, enabling you to create a dining experience that aligns with your tastes and preferences.
Is Dinner in Motion worth it?
Absolutely! Dinner in Motion is an experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional dining, making it well worth the investment. From the moment you step into the venue, you are enveloped in a mesmerizing 360-degree show that surrounds you, immersing you in a world of art, technology, and storytelling.
The attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the stunning visuals to the enchanting soundscapes, creates an atmosphere that captivates and transports you to the virtual world of the little personage.
The visual spectacle is remarkable, and the gastronomic food served during Dinner in Motion is equally exceptional. Each dish is thoughtfully curated and perfectly complements the sensory elements of the show.
Do I need a reservation?
Yes! To secure your spot at Dinner in Motion, it is necessary to make reservations in advance. The popularity of this extraordinary dining experience means that availability may be limited, particularly during peak seasons or weekends.
To ensure a seamless booking process, Dinner in Motion provides various options for making reservations. You can visit their official website and utilize their online booking platform, which allows you to select your preferred date, time, and number of guests. Alternatively, you can contact their dedicated reservation team via phone or email to make your booking.
Can I enjoy a meal at Dinner in Motion with certain allergies?
If you have specific allergies or dietary restrictions, rest assured that Dinner in Motion strives to accommodate every guest's needs. The answer is a resounding "Yes!" when it comes to enjoying a meal at Dinner in Motion, even with allergies.
The culinary team takes great care in crafting a personalized dining experience, ensuring that everyone can indulge in the gastronomic journey. Whether you have restrictions like wheat, fish, milk, or any other dietary requirements, simply fill in the allergies form when making the reservation.
Did you forget? Not a problem at all, Diner in Motion will send you a reminder email to add your allergies even after the booking. You can change this up until 48 hours before your dinner.
How to Get There
Dinner in Motion is conveniently situated in Eindhoven, making it easily accessible for both locals and tourists. Depending on your location, you have several transportation options.
Eindhoven has a well-connected public transportation system. If you're already in the city, you can take a bus or tram to reach the venue. We took the bus from HUP Hotel to the venue, which was easy.
You can pay with your debit card on the bus. Just tap it on the way in and on the way out. The prices can vary but public transportation is cheap in Eindhoven. You can find the timetable of buses in the app or website called 9292.
If you are going to order the wine arrangement this may be your best option so that everyone can enjoy a drink.
If you prefer driving, you can rent a car or use a taxi service to reach Dinner in Motion. The venue provides (paid) underground parking facilities for guests, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
A unique stay for a unique experience: HUP hotel
After your amazing experience at Dinner in Motion, finding the perfect place to unwind and rest is crucial. HUP Hotel Eindhoven, located just a short distance from the venue, offers an excellent choice for accommodations. This lively and unique sport hotel caters to a wide range of guests, including families, couples, and solo travelers.
HUP Hotel Eindhoven prides itself on its sports and entertainment facilities, making it a perfect match for those seeking an active and dynamic stay. The hotel features various amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, and sports facilities like bowling, squash, and much more. Moreover, the hotel's contemporary and comfortable rooms are amazing! We had the best night there.
The breakfast buffet contains all sorts of food ranging from eggs to pancakes to different kinds of cold meats. I can really recommend this hotel!
Transportation from Dinner in Motion to HUP Hotel Eindhoven
To make your journey from Dinner in Motion to HUP Hotel Eindhoven seamless, public transportation is a convenient option. From the venue, you can take a short bus ride to the hotel.
The friendly staff at Dinner in Motion or the hotel's front desk can assist you in finding the appropriate bus route and schedule. Or you can download the app 9292 to find the right bus hours. The ride on the bus is about 30 minutes and stops right in front of Dinner in Motion.
Other accommodations near Dinner in Motion
We chose HUP Hotel but Eindhoven offers a range of other accommodations to suit various preferences and budgets. Here are a few alternatives.
Located in the city center, this artistic hotel combines modern design with historical charm. It's ideal for art enthusiasts looking for a unique and comfortable stay. They also offer a combination ticket with Dinner in Motion. Contact them to make the reservation for you for thi combo deal.
Catering to both short and long stays, this trendy hotel provides contemporary rooms and a vibrant atmosphere. It's an excellent choice for young travelers or digital nomads seeking a lively experience.
This upscale hotel offers luxurious rooms, an on-site restaurant, and wellness facilities. Its central location makes it convenient for exploring the city and visiting Dinner in Motion.
Other activities in Eindhoven
Do you wish to stay a bit longer in Eindhoven and visit the surroundings as well? Here are some perfect activities to combine with your Dinner in motion experience.
I would really recommend a night out at Dinner in Motion in Eindhoven. It offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that will definitely be worth it. Surprise your loved one, your friends, or your family with this surprise dinner and you will be sure to have their internal gratitude.
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