Dutch Design Week offers a select number of professionals the opportunity to present themselves in one of the most important locations during the week: Klokgebouw. Centrally located in the creative area of the city in Strijp-S, this former Philips factory is the starting point for the majority of DDW visitors and is always a prominent attraction. In 2018, the Klokgebouw welcomed more than 70,000 visitors.
The exhibitions at the Klokgebouw are solely accessible with a DDW-ticket.

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Art directors Klokgebouw

This year, designer Bas van Tol will be the art director for Klokgebouw during Dutch Design Week.

Expo Klokgebouw 
Since 2013, Dutch Design Week has instructed an external party to design and present the exhibition area in the Klokgebouw. Previously, PR agency Organisation in Design (2013), designers Kolk & Kusters (2014, 2015) and Overtreders W (2016, 2017, 2018) were art directors for Klokgebouw.

Bas van Tol
As co-founder and director of Müller Van Tol, an Amsterdambased studio for industrial and interior design, Bas has a unique approach to design. In exploiting the quality of space, Bas creates places with an identity of their own. Müller Van Tol applies a strong focus on temporary, site-specific and custommade workspaces, exhibitions and hospitality venues. Each commission is approached as a search to find a unique answer to the question: what makes a good place?

Want to take part?

DDW participants are subdivided into categories, the same categories apply to the Klokgebouw. These each have their own specifics and prices. All prices are excluding the cost of participating in Dutch Design Week and 21% vat.

Download the information PDF to find out more about your category and participation costs.

Terms and conditions

Download the Terms and Conditions for exhibiting in Klokgebouw below.

Terms and conditions

Important dates

Call for entries
01 April - June 30

Construction period Klokgebouw
Wednesday 16 October, 8.30-18.00 hrs (not applicable for category Klokgebouw Small)
Thursday 17 October, 8.30-18.00 hrs
Friday 18 October, 8.30-15.00 hrs

Disassembly period Klokgebouw
Sunday 27 October, 18.30-20.00 hrs
Monday 28 October, 8.30-18.00 hrs

Opening hours Klokgebouw
Saturday 19 October until Sunday 27 October, 11.00-18.00 hrs. Throughout these opening hours,exhibitors must be present at their space.


Questions about participating in the Klokgenouw? Contact Marleen van Bergeijk or Vincent van Herk. Both are also available via +31 (0)40 820 03 67.