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Visiting DDW? A DDW ticket offers you unlimited access to the paid DDW locations for 9 days.

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What can you do with a DDW ticket?

During DDW, presentations by designers can be seen at more than 100 locations. You can exchange a DDW e-ticket once for a personal wristband. This wristband gives you 9 days of access to:

  • Klokgebouw
  • Things that Matter @ Microlab Hall
  • Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show 2022 @Microtuin
  • Van Abbemuseum
  • Sectie-C
  • Dutch Invertuals
  • Kazerne - Home of Design
  • New Order of Fashion Lab
  • Philips Museum
  • TAC - Temporary Art Center

All other DDW locations are free to visit.

The DDW wristband also gives you access to the MINI Design Rides, free of charge. More information about the MINI Design Rides can be found further down in the FAQ.

Admission to DDW is free for children aged 11 years and under.


What does a DDW ticket cost?

  Online At the door
DDW Ticket (regular) € 23,00 (incl. VAT & service costs)  € 26,50 each
DDW Ticket Student / Children
(12+, including 17 years)
€ 15,00 (incl. VAT & service costs) € 18,50 each
DDW Pro Ticket € 150,00 (incl. VAT & service costs) Not available at the door
DDW Family Ticket
(up to 5, of which max. 2 adults)
Not available online € 57,50 each
11 years and under
Free Free

Opening hours DDW

DDW is opened daily from 11am to 6pm, with the exception of Sectie-C. Sectie-C is opened daily from 11am to 7pm. Design Academy Eindhoven @Microtuin is opened on the first Saturday (22 October) from 1pm to 6pm and all other days from 11am to 6pm. Opening hours can also be found in the programme items on the website. Check this before your visit to DDW to avoid disappointment.

Questions & answers

What extras go with the DDW Pro Ticket?

Along with access to all locations, DDW Pro Tickets include the following extras:

  • Free use of a DDW bicycle. Please note: after purchasing a ticket, you’ll still need to make a reservation. You will receive information by email after purchasing the ticket.
  • Free admission to one DDW Talks.
  • 50% off of all other DDW Talks (based on availability).
  • You will have exclusive access to DDW's Business Lounge in Area51 (Ketelhuisplein).
  • An special DDW tote bag & pin.
  • During DDW22, there will be a WhatsApp service for swift answers to your questions. 
  • An invitation to the DDW Pro Ticket Meet-up & Drinks in the DDW Business Lounge on: Monday, October 24 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Can I buy a ticket just for the Klokgebouw?

No, unfortunately it’s not possible to buy individual tickets for the Klokgebouw, Microlab Hall, Graduation Show - Design Academy Eindhoven, Van Abbemuseum, Evoluon - DDW expo, TAC or Sectie-C. It is however possible to buy a day ticket for certain locations / expo’s: Kazerne (€5,-), Dutch Invertuals (€5,-), New Order of Fashion Lab (€2,50,-) or Philips Museum (€11,-).

I only want to visit DDW for one day. Is there also a day ticket?

The DDW-ticket actually has the price of a day ticket. But there’s so much to see! We believe you cannot visit DDW in just one day. That’s why we offer visitors the chance to come as many days as they like. As long as you keep your wristband on, you can enjoy DDW 9 days long for the price of a day ticket.

Are NS combi tickets available for DDW 2022?

Yes, a National Railways (NS) combi ticket is available again this year. Are you visiting DDW and coming by train? You can purchase your combi ticket at the NS Spoordeelwinkel.

Where do I exchange my e-ticket for a wristband or buy one at the door?

You can exchange the DDW ticket for a personal wristband or buy one at the door. This is possible at the following locations:

Location DDW-ticket (regular / student / CJP) DDW Pro Ticket
Klokgebouw Yes Yes
Microlab Hall Yes No
Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show 2022 @Microtuin Yes No
Sectie-C Yes No
Station Eindhoven Centraal Yes Yes
Van Abbemuseum Yes No
DDW Business Lounge No Yes

It is not possible to collect a wristband for someone else. The wristband is valid as soon as it is on your wrist and gives you access to DDW from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October. Once a wristband is removed, it is no longer valid.

Wristband sales at the door
Wristbands can also be purchased at the door at the above locations. You can only pay with a credit card or pin, cash is not accepted.

What are the opening times of the different locations?

Opening hours vary by location. Most locations are open daily from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Check or the map for opening times per location. At Sectie-C, the exhibitions and studios are open longer every day, until 7.00 p.m. On the last Sunday, Section-C closes at 6pm. The Graduation show by Design Academy Eindhoven opens on the first Saturday at 1.00 p.m.

Where do I order tickets as a company?

If your organisation orders DDW tickets on invoice, you will benefit from volume discounts.

  • From 25 DDW regular tickets €22,75 per ticket
  • From 50 DDW regular tickets €22,50 per ticket
  • From 100 DDW regular tickets €22,00 per ticket

When you order, you can choose between e-tickets or wristbands. E-tickets will be sent by email and have to be exchanged for wristbands at a DDW ticket desk. Wristbands can be collected in the week prior to or during DDW at the office of Dutch Design Foundation (Torenallee 22-08, 5617 BD Eindhoven). When ordering 50 DDW wristbands or more, there is a 20% refund right.

To the company order form

For more information about the possibilities or for other questions about tickets, please contact or call: 040 296 11 50 - choice 2 in the option menu.

Where do I order tickets as a school or educational institute?

When you order DDW student tickets on invoice as a school, you will benefit from a student rate of €15,- per ticket. Per 20 students you will receive a free DDW regular ticket for supervisors. We use a -5 rule, which means:

  • 20 students 1 free supervisor ticket
  • 35 students 2 free supervisor ticket
  • 55 students 3 free supervisor ticket
  • 75 students 4 free supervisor ticket
  • Et cetera

You can order additional DDW regular tickets for €23.- euros each. E-tickets will be sent by email and have to be exchanged for wristbands at a DDW ticket desk. Wristbands can be collected in the week prior to DDW at the office of Dutch Design Foundation. The address is: Torenallee 22-08, 5617 BD Eindhoven. During DDW, the wristbands can be picked up at the pick-up point in the Klokgebouw. The wristbands can be put on in advance, so you don't have to queue up with your group of pupils or students.

To the order form schools

Practical info Groups & Schools

Kiss & ride
The Kiss & Ride of DDW is at the Achtseweg Zuid. This is on the other side of Beukenlaan, clearly indicated by the DDW Kiss & Ride signs. At the Kiss & Ride location the bus can temporarily park at Strijp-S Station so that all students can get off. However, we kindly but urgently ask you not to leave the bus here. There is sufficient free parking space for tour buses further down Achtseweg Zuid.

Klokgebouw pick-up point
You can find the pick-up point at the DDW ticket entrance in Klokgebouw.

Information programme
will follow later

For more information about the possibilities or for other questions about tickets, please contact or call: 040 296 11 50 - choice 2 in the option menu.

Is there a special discount for people over 65 or for Museumkaart holders?

No, we do not offer discounts for people over 65, Museumkaart holders or We Are Public card holders. Discounts are only available for students and children aged 12 to 17. Do you have a CJP pass? Then you can buy a DDW ticket for the CJP rate via the CJP website.

Is it possible to receive a VAT invoice when I buy a ticket online?

After purchasing the ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to download your own VAT invoice.

Is DDW accessible for visitors in wheelchairs?

Yes, most venues during DDW are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. On the website, you can see in the programme whether the venue is accessible. This is in the information column on the right-hand side of the page.

Every visitor in a wheelchair with a valid DDW ticket may pick up a free DDW wristband for one companion. You can only pick these up at the ticket counters in the Klokgebouw, Microlab Hall, Sectie-C, Eindhoven Central Station, Graduation Show Design Academy and the Van Abbemuseum. Wristbands for companions cannot be bought online.

How do I get a family ticket?

DDW family tickets (€ 57,50) are only available at the door. They are valid for a maximum of five people, of which a maximum of two are adults. The wristband is personal: for a family ticket all persons must be present at the ticket desk at the same time.

Children up to and including 11 years old can visit DDW for free.

I ordered by invoice. Where can I pick up my wristbands?

Wristbands that companies or schools ordered by invoice can be collected from the DDW office, unless otherwise agreed. The address is: Torenallee 22-08. Schools that have agreed to collect the wristbands at the pick-up point in the Klokgebouw can go there.

Can I buy individual tickets for DDW tours this year?

No, there are no tickets for individual tours available this year. This is something we would like to reintroduce in the future. At this time, there are only business tours available. Check for information on corporate tours.

What should I do if I cannot wear a wristband for 9 days?

A personal pass may be available to you if you meet the following criteria:

Due to a severe reason (e.g. your profession or hospitalization) you cannot keep your DDW wristband on for several days? You can then request a personal pass from DDW. This can be done at the service desk of the Klokgebouw and Centraal Station - Ticketverkooppunt. Passes are personal and replace wristbands once issued. As creating a personal pass is an expensive and time-consuming process, we charge a fee of €1.00 per pass as an exception to the regular ticket system.

Please note you can only create a personal pass while wearing your wristband. For this reason, you must first exchange your e-ticket or purchase a wristband at the box office before we can create a pass for you. As a result, please request your pass as soon as possible after receiving your wristband. If the wristband is cut, it loses its validity and cannot be replaced. Let the service person cut the wristband for you.

We are unable to accommodate all requests to exchange wristbands for passes. Decisions made by service members are final.

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You can ask questions about the ticket here.

Where do I find the ticket conditions?

The conditions can be found here.