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Your visit to DDW

Are you coming to Dutch Design Week (DDW) this year? Great! There is a lot to see, at many different places. But don't worry. We'll be happy to help you with handy information for a smooth and inspiring visit to the many designers, projects, and exhibitions. You can dive into areas, explore design narratives or filter the programme on design disciplines. Find the way that suits you and explore your ideal DDW!


Browse through the programme and make a plan yourself. In the DDW Programme, you will find all the designers participating in DDW. Search by day, area, type or discipline. Like the projects by clicking on the heart and put together your programme. Handy!


Visiting DDW? For most locations you need a DDW ticket. In the FAQ you can read more about what you can do with a DDW ticket.

Opening hours

DDW is divided into several design areas. Different opening hours apply to each location, but most are open daily from 11:00 - 18:00. Want to avoid surprises? Check the opening hours for each location or programme component before your visit. Then you are definitely in the right place.

Programme narratives

This year, Dutch Design Week introduces ten program narratives to facilitate the best possible matches between participating designers and visitors. To guide you, as a DDW visitor, towards the right direction where your interest lies. Read more information about the program lines and the associated projects here.

Getting to Eindhoven


If you come to DDW by train, you get off in the middle of the design world. The intercity train takes you to Eindhoven Central Station in the city centre. Local trains also stop at Strijp-S Station. Check the Reisplanner on or the Reisplanner Xtra app 10 days before departure.

Carpooling & Shared Rides

We kindly request that you visit DDW using public transportation or, if possible, by bicycle. Is there no other option but to travel to Eindhoven by car? Then you probably have some empty seats! Share your empty car seat(s) with other DDW visitors through Slinger. It's better for the environment, and a lot of fun too.

Offering a ride to DDW
Share your empty car seat(s) in this widget by clicking 'offer ride.' DDW visitors looking for a ride will contact you via email. Once you confirm, you can arrange a convenient meeting spot and discuss whether you'd like to share expenses like fuel or parking. More information about parking during DDW can be found below.

Carpooling to DDW
Would you like to carpool with someone to DDW? Go to this widget at select 'ride along.' Find a ride near you and indicate that you'd like to ride along. An email will be sent to the person offering the ride. Once you receive their confirmation, your ride is set.

Offer your ride or ride along


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. 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 the different 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.

There are sufficient parking spaces for free at Evoluon or paid in and around Strijp S/T/R and in the city centre.

Kiss & Ride for (tour) busses

For groups arriving at DDW by tour bus, there is a Kiss & Ride location available. This can be found at Achtseweg Zuid, situated in Strijp T. Kiss & Ride signs indicate this location. Bus drivers temporarily halt their buses near Station Strijp-S. Visitors can then cross to Klokgebouw and the rest of Strijp-S via the stairs at Station Strijp-S.

The Kiss & Ride serves as a drop-off point for buses and does not allow parking. Further down Achtseweg Zuid, free parking spaces are available for tour buses.

Staying overnight

Would you like to spend the night during DDW in Eindhoven? There are plenty of hotels in and around the centre of Eindhoven. Tip: book in time. Take a look at the overview of hotels in Eindhoven.

Food & drinks

Eindhoven's many restaurants and cafés are perfect for a bite to eat, a drink, or a relaxing break from a visit. You can find them all over the city centre. And some design areas also offer visitors something to eat and drink. Explore all food & drinks hotspots here.