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Get answers to our most commonly asked questions about Dutch Design Week. Please check the answers below before contacting us.


When is Dutch Design Week?

Dutch Design Week takes place from October 22nd to October 30th 2022.

Can I apply for DDW22?

Applications for DDW22 are now closed.

Where exactly will Dutch Design Week take place?

The festival takes place every year in Eindhoven, spread across dozens of locations in the city. Come back later to find the map and futher details about DDW22.

Which designers will I be able to see at Dutch Design Week?

The DDW22 program is in development at the moment. Come back later to find further information.

DDW Tickets

Where do I get a ticket for DDW22?

Tickets for DDW22 are available via the ticket page.

Where do I find more information about tickets?

For quesitons and answers about our tickets, please view the tickets page.

Where do I exchange my e-ticket for a wristband or buy one at the door?

You can exchange the DDW ticket for a personal wristband or buy one at the door. This is possible at the following locations:

Location DDW-ticket (regular / student / CJP) DDW Pro Ticket
Klokgebouw Yes Yes
Microlab Hall Yes No
Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show 2022 @Microtuin Yes No
Sectie-C Yes No
Station Eindhoven Centraal Yes Yes
Van Abbemuseum Yes No
DDW Business Lounge No Yes

It is not possible to collect a wristband for someone else. The wristband is valid as soon as it is on your wrist and gives you access to DDW from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October. Once a wristband is removed, it is no longer valid.

Wristband sales at the door
Wristbands can also be purchased at the door at the above locations. You can only pay with a credit card or pin, cash is not accepted.

Practical info

Is there a DDW app?

No, there is no DDW app. You will find all the information on our mobile website. Go to for the programme and more. Tip: add the website to your home screen on your phone. That way, you’ll have it at your fingertips throughout the week.

Is there a programme booklet?

No booklet, but we do have an extensive map showing routes, locations and exhibitions. The website contains extensive information about all the exhibitions, events and locations.

Are there MINI Design Rides this year?

Yes, MINI Design Rides are back and will be transporting visitors daily between 11.00-18.00 to and from each DDW location. Get on at one of the MINI pick-up points: Ketelhuisplein, Stadhuisplein, Fuutlaan, Sectie-C and Piet Hein Eek. MINI Design Rides can only be used with a DDW wristband.

Is DDW accessible for visitors in wheelchairs?

Yes, most venues during DDW are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. On the website, you can see in the programme whether the venue is accessible. This is in the information column on the right-hand side of the page.

Every visitor in a wheelchair with a valid DDW ticket may pick up a free DDW wristband for one companion. You can only pick these up at the ticket counters in the Klokgebouw, Microlab Hall, Sectie-C, Eindhoven Central Station, Graduation Show Design Academy and the Van Abbemuseum. Wristbands for companions cannot be bought online.

Where is the first aid?

First aid and emergency care are available at all paid DDW locations. A special first aid post is set up in Klokgebouw. Do you need first aid? Speak to one of the DDW employees or someone at the location you are at.

Where is the press centre?

This year there are two press centers. The first is at Area51 in the DDW Business Lounge at Strijp-S (Ketelhuisplein). During DDW's opening hours, this press center will be open from 22 to 30 October.

The second press center is at the Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show at Microtuin. It is open from October 22 to 25 from 11.00 - 17.00 hrs.

Where is the entresol located?

The entresol is an event location inside the Klokgebouw. Enter at the yellow entrance on the Beukenlaan side, look for the ‘entresol’ sign.

Is there a lost and found?

Yes, all items found are kept at the information desk of the Klokgebouw. Lost an item that hasn't been found? Send an email to with a detailed description. What happens if someone finds a lost item during or after DDW? We will contact you. After DDW we store found items for up to one month.

Is there a cloakroom or are there lockers?

No, most locations do not have a cloakroom and there are no lockers.

Can I go out and get back in again?

Yes, as long as you wear the wristband you can go in and out of locations. Keep in mind that it can get (sometimes unexpectedly) crowded in some locations. That could mean you have to queue up (again).

Getting around at DDW

Is there a hop-on-hop-hop-off bus between locations?

No, there won’t be a hop-on-hop-off bus this year. You can, however, take the city busses during DDW. You can pay with your debit/credit for your bus ride. Check the Hermes website or for schedules.

Can I hire a bicycle?

Yes, there are different ways to hire a bicycle during DDW22. DDW Bicycles can be hired at the Ketelhuisplein or in front of Design Perron at the Fuutlaan.

You can also hire a bicycle from NS at Central Station with your OV chip card. NS will expand their bicycle capacity during DDW. Visit the NS website for more information about hiring a bicycle with your OV chip card.

I would like to attend a substantive event. What does DDW have to offer?

Visit our DDW Talks programme. Together with key figures from the field of design and beyond, we explore a diversity of design disciplines, discussing current affairs, reflecting on the past and casting our minds into the future.

What are the park & ride possibilities?

Eindhoven is easy to reach by car, from Amsterdam/Utrecht via the A2, from Rotterdam/Tilburg via the A58, from Antwerp via the A67 and from Arnhem/Nijmegen via the A50. There are sufficient paid parking spaces in and around Strijp S/T/R and in the city centre. See the route description.

There are several parking garages in hotspots like the center and on Strijp-S, but in order to avoid crowds, please do consider Park + Ride (P+R) locations: parking at the edge of the city, with a direct bus connection to hotspots centre and Strijp-S. There are two:
P+R Meerhoven on the Noord-Brabantlaan (bus connections to locations Strijp-S and Stationsplein).
P+R Genneper Parken aan de Aalsterweg (bus connections to Stationsplein).

Bus tickets are € 0,50 per person for a return ticket.


Will there be any Covid-19 restrictions during DDW22?

With the current knowledge, DDW22 will continue as a regular edition. If there are any major changes in the coming week, we are of course prepared, with scenarios aimed at one and half meters, face masks, route directions, etcetera. For now and above all: stay healthy and sensible and enjoy DDW22.

You can find full updates here.