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Getting around

Getting around Eindhoven between all different events and locations is easy. The DDW locations can be reached easily by bicycle. Or make use of the MINI Design Rides. Show your DDW wristband and get a free ride on Design Rides between the various DDW locations.

MINI Design Rides

Your DDW wristband gives you a ride with the MINI Design Rides. The MINI Design Rides bring you to and from all official DDW locations daily between 11:00 and 18:00. You can find MINI pick-up points at at:

  • Ketelhuisplein
  • 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, a Design Ride may not be instantly available, therefore you may have to wait.
Please note: Don't have a DDW-wristband? Unfortunately, you can't ride along with the MINI Design Rides. 

Zonnebloem car

DDW visitors who use a wheelchair can be transported to and from DDW locations free of charge during DDW, upon presentation of their wristband. They can use the Zonnebloem car. The Zonnebloem car can be reserved every day during DDW between 11:00 and 18:00 by calling 040 218 00 00. The car should be reserved 60 minutes in advance. 

Rental bikes

All DDW locations are easy to reach by bicycle. This year, Adams Fietsverhuur will be providing rental bikes. You can rent one at Ketelhuisplein and the Fuutlaan. There are three different bikes for rent, a kickbike, regular bike and a tandem. Please note: Show a valid ID when renting a bike. Payment is by PIN or credit card.


OV-bikes are available for rent from the guarded bicycle parking areas on the North and South sides of Eindhoven Central Station during DDW. Please note: you need a free OV-bike subscription to be able to rent an OV-bike. Returning the OV-bike is possible at both locations at the station. Up-to-date information about the availability of the OV-bikes can be found in the NS Reisplanner app.

Opening hours OV bicycle parking during DDW

Opening hours during DDW:
Northside bicycle parking (Neckerspoel):
06:30 - 22:00 (Monday to Sunday)
Southside bicycle parking (Stationsplein):
04:55 - 01:25 hrs (Monday to Thursday)
04:55 - 01:55 hours (Friday)
05:50 - 01:55 hours (Saturday)
06:35 - 01:25 hours (Sunday)

You can also find the opening hours in the NS Reisplanner app.

Public transport - City busses

Most DDW locations can be easily reached by Eindhoven city busses. And as an extra service, it is now possible to pay on the bus with your debit/credit card (Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa), phone or smart watch. For this, you need to enable contactless payments. Check to plan your bus trip.
Below you can find which bus lines go to which Area/location.
Bus lines:
The following city busses will take you from Eindhoven Central Station (CS) to the DDW areas:
NB: each bus line from CS station has only one departure direction, so all buses, e.g. bus 401, depart in the same direction. On the way back to the station, take the same bus line(s) with destination 'Station CS'.

Area Strijp-S

Bus 401 or 402 or 403 - Bus stop Strijp-S

Area Strijp T – BioArt Laboratories

Bus 10 - Bus stop Philips Fruittuin
Walking distance from bus stop: 7 minutes

Area Strijp R - Piet Hein Eek

Bus 401 or 402 or 403 - Bus stop Cederlaan 
Walking distance from bus stop: 10 minutes

Area Plan-B

Bus 401 or 402 or 403 - Bus stop Hurksestraat 
Walking distance from bus stop: 7 minutes

Area Hallenweg

Bus 15 or 16 - Bus stop Rivierstraat 
Walking distance from bus stop: 4 minutes

Area Centre - Smalle haven

Bus 7, 11, 17, 24, 317, 318, 320, 324, 407, 408 - Bus stop Smalle Haven

Area Canal – NRE

Bus 5 - Bus stop Havenhoofd
Walking distance from bus stop: 3 minutes

Area Canal - Kanaaldijk Zuid

Bus 5, 24, 320, 324 - Bus stop St. Jozephburch
Walking distance from bus stop: 7-10 minutes

Area Sectie-C

Bus 5 - Bus stop Hageheldlaan
Walking distance from bus stop: 4 minutes

For the most up-to-date information on departure times, always check first.

Kiss & Ride for coaches and buses

For groups coming to DDW by coach or bus, there is a Kiss & Ride location. You can find it at Achtseweg Zuid, in Strijp T. Kiss & Ride signs indicate the location. Drivers temporarily stop their buses at Strijp-S Station. Visitors can then cross via the stairs of Station Strijp-S towards the Klokgebouw and the rest of Strijp-S.
The Kiss & Ride is a place for buses to drop off people. You are not allowed to park here. Further on, at Achtseweg Zuid, there is free parking for coaches.

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