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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 free ride on the MINI Design Rides. The MINI Design Rides drive from and to all official DDW locations daily between 11:00 and 18:00. You can find taxi stands at:

  • Ketelhuisplein
  • Piet Hein Eek
  • Stadhuisplein
  • Fuutlaan
  • Sectie-C

Please note: Don't have a DDW-wristband? Unfortunately, you can't ride along with the MINI Design Rides. Wearing a face mask is obligatory for both driver and passenger(s) during the ride.

Zonnebloem car

With a wristband, DDW visitors in a wheelchair can also be transported to and from all locations during DDW. Volunteers from De Zonnebloem are present every day with the Zonnebloem car. The Zonnebloem car can be booked during DDW every day between 11:00 and 18:00 by calling 040 218 00 00.

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 4 different bikes for rent, a kickbike, regular bike, tandem and
e-Bike. 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: DDW Day Ticket

Especially for DDW visitors, Hermes sells a DDW Day Ticket (bus ticket) for € 5. With this ticket, you can use the Hermes city busses in Eindhoven all day from 09.00 hrs. This bus ticket is valid for 1 day. You can only buy the DDW Day ticket online. It is not for sale at Eindhoven Central Station or on the bus itself.
After payment, you will receive a QR code via e-mail that you can have scanned by the bus driver on your phone or in print.
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: 8 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 - Stadhuisplein

Bus 17 - Bus stop Stadhuisplein
Bus 7, 11,12,24,317,318,407,08 - Bus stop Smalle Haven
Walking distance from bus stop: 3 minutes

Area Canal – NRE

Bus 5 or 24 or 320 or 324 - Bus stop Havenhoofd
Walking distance from bus stop: 3 minutes

Area Canal - Kanaaldijk Zuid

Bus 24 or 320 or 324 - Bus stop G. Metsulaan
Walking distance from bus stop: 7 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.