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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 Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October 2023.

Can I apply for DDW23?

Applications for DDW23 are now closed. You can apply for DDW24 in April 2024.

Where exactly will Dutch Design Week take place?

The festival takes place every year in Eindhoven, spread across dozens of locations in the city. You can explore all DDW23 locations here or download the map here.

What are the opening times of the different locations?

Opening hours vary per location. Most locations are open daily from 11:00 to 18:00. Check the programme for opening times per location. At Sectie-C, the exhibitions and studios are open until 19.00 and on the last Sunday until 18:00. Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven opens on Saturday October 21 at 13:00.

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

You can explore all designers and the full DDW23 programme here.

DDW Tickets

Where do I get a ticket for DDW23?

You can buy your DDW23 tickets online here.

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
Graduation Show Design Academy @ Heuvel Yes No
Sectie-C Yes No
Eindhoven Central Station ticket sales point Yes Yes
Van Abbemuseum Yes No
Evoluon Yes No


Where do I find more information about tickets?

All information about tickets and access can be found on our ticket page here.

Practical info

Is DDW wheelchair accessible?

Yes, most DDW locations are wheelchair accessible. It is possible for one assisting person to pick up a free DDW ticket/wristband at the ticketdesk at Klokgebouw, Microlab Hall, Sectie-C and at DDW ticket sales points - Central Station, Heuvel Galerie, Evoluon or at van Abbemuseum.

Where is the first aid?

During opening hours of DDW, you can find a first aid post in Klokgebouw, Strijp-S. There is also a mobile first aid team walking around Strijp-S area. Not all venues and locations have a first aid post set up. In case of emergency, alert the staff first and contact 112.

Where is the press centre?

In order to pick up your press pass, you are required to apply for press accreditation here.

You can find the DDW press team at two locations:

DDW Business Lounge
Area 51
5617 AB Eindhoven

opening days: October 21 - 29
opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00

DDW Ticket Desk @ Graduation Show 2023
Heuvel Gallery (entrance de Markt)
Heuvel Galerie 133
5611 DK Eindhoven. 

Opening days: October 21 - 29
Opening hours: 11:00 - 17:00

(Except for October 21. Opening hours on October 21: 13:00 - 17:00)

Where is the lost and found?

All found items are kept at the information desk of Klokgebouw. Lost an item that hasn't been found? Send an email to with a detailed description. 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 exit a location and go back in?

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

I would like to attend in depth events. What does DDW have to offer?

DDW and its partners organise a variety of talks and presentations. Visit our programme page and choose the filter 'Event' to pick the specific event you are looking for. Like this.

Dutch Design Foundation also organises interCHANGES, an interactive event for, and by mission driven people. Read all about interCHANGES here.

Is there a special programme for young people or children during DDW?

DDW Young has filtered designers’ projects from the programme especially for children and young people aged 6 to 18. You can download tips (matched to age), explore several routes and there is a DDW Young info point; making it the ideal starting point at Strijp-S for exploring DDW. More information is available here.

Getting around at DDW

Will there be Design Rides?

With your DDW wristband, you can hitch a ride on the Renault Design Rides. The Renault Design Rides will take you to and from all official DDW locations daily between 11:00 and 18:00. Additionally, there are fixed stops at:

  • de Trudo Toren (Strijp-S)
  • Piet Hein Eek
  • Stadhuisplein
  • Fuutlaan
  • Sectie-C

Want to grab a Design Ride from another DDW location? Then book one during DDW by calling +31-40 218 00 00. At peak hours or during rain, a Design Ride may not be instantly available, therefore you may have to wait.

Can I rent a bicycle?

Yes, there are different ways to rent a bicycle during DDW23. Here, you can find more information.

You can rent a DDW bicycle at Ketelhuisplein or in front of Design Perron at the Fuutlaan.

You can also rent 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 renting a bicycle with your OV chip card.

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.