Lockers in Eindhoven railway station.

August 26, 2019Niry Fidelis

Have you ever  wanted to explore more around a
city that you have just visited but forced to leave because of your luggage
and bags? 
Many hotels have a “luggage room”  where you can leave your bags even after the
check-out so that you can still go around before your scheduled departure. Even
though, getting back to the hotel could be impractical because most of the time
it is far from the train stations, bus stations or even airports. Sight-seeing
for the last time therefore becomes uncomfortable if you have to take your bags
with you.

Some cities, came-up
with a solution to solve this small tourist dilemma. 

Thanks to Ryanair low
cost flight that have opened the gate to many interesting European cities, finally
we could fly to Eindhoven, having Amsterdam as our final destination. Our lack of knowledge made us to reserve only one night in
Eindhoven which was certainly not enough. In fact Eindhoven deserved much more
but sadly having already paid our second night in Amsterdam we grudgingly had
to leave the city the day after our arrival.

Our hotel
in
Eindhoven was right outside the city and after having checked-out we
went direct to the
Eindhoven railway station
with our luggage.
We would have loved to stay more hours in
Eindhoven but that was not possible because of the whole weight of our
things. I had a backpack and Alessandro
had a carry-on trolley so
we had no choice if not to leave for Amsterdam immediately. 

When we were at the
railway station, while trying to figure out how to manage, fortunately we saw
the luggage lockers.
Obviously that changed our plan on not to leave Eindhoven
at that moment. 




The
lockers were easy to use: We have chosen the biggest compartment
available and put both our bags inside. To give you an idea the cost, the
small size locker were € 6,00/ 24 hours and the big ones were €9,00/24 hours.
Once
finished filling-in the chosen the locker, we closed the door and went to the
ticket vending machine terminal located just beside the lockers where the
screen showed the number of the locker and it was just waiting for our payment.
Once the door of the locker is closed we had 2 minutes to pay and get the
issued tickets, otherwise the door will re-open and you must go back and close
it again.
The screen showed the number of our locker and it was just waiting
for our payment.

Once the payment is done, the door got locked definitely and we received
a card/receipt with all the details. When we returned back after some hours, we
simply needed to scan the previously given card/receipt on the reader of the
vending machine and our locker got immediately opened.

Here are some important tips
while wanting to use the lockers in Eindhoven railway station:

*They only accepted card
payments in advance and the payment was for the 24 hour rental period.

*If you store for less than 24
hours you have to pay the full 24 hours fare, € 6.00 or € 9.00 depending on the
size. The smaller one can store about 3 backpacks of 30/40 L
. Note that prices may have changed,
therefore it is always advisable to checked on the net the actual prices. 

*Before paying be sure you have
chosen the correct locker. If you wish to open it after you have paid you will
need to rent a full new 24 hours and pay again the whole amount.

*If the procedure doesn’t work
as fast as I described here, change the locker because sometimes it could be
damaged and
it is useless insisting on the
same one for minutes and minutes.



Storing
our luggage in
Eindhoven railway station has been a
great help in our trip. This has given us the opportunity to tour a little bit
more around the city. Luckily, more and more cities in Europe are adopting this
brilliant solution. It really offers a valuable service to the tourist who have
checked-out from the hotel but have late scheduled departure. 




Comments (2)

  • Neil Alvin Nicerio

    February 4, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Wow! That's a great and safe way to keep your stuff while you go exploring around. 🙂 It's a bit expensive when you compute it using peso though. It's around 500-600 Philippine peso. That is the amount of 3 full meals here. Hehehehe. 🙂

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