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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, follow specific routes 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, and you can get them here!

Opening hours

DDW is divided into several design areas. Check the map on the programme page. 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 programme component before your visit. Then you are definitely in the right place.

Design routes

Need more direction? Then head through the city on one of the themed design routes. On foot, by bike or with a MINI Design Ride. The design routes lead you to a unique selection of exhibitions, presentations, lectures and activities. There are routes for newcomers, seasoned visitors, and everything in between. See all DDW routes. In the run-up to DDW, you can check all routes on this page.

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.


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.


Eindhoven Airport has a fast bus connection that will take you to Eindhoven Central Station in no more than 15 minutes. On foot, by bike or by public transport. Eindhoven Central Station, located downtown, is your starting point for reaching the DDW locations. Prefer to take a taxi from the airport? A ride from the airport to the city centre costs about € 25,-.

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.