Going to Dutch Design Week? One place that definitely belongs on your list is Klokgebouw at Strijp-S. Below we tell you why.
Klokgebouw, Strijp-S (the name of the street is also Klokgebouw)
Need a ticket?
Yes. Get yours here.
How to get there?
The Klokgebouw is right next to Strijp-S station. It is a large white building with a blue clock; you can’t miss it. Are you coming from the city center? Then hop on bus 401, 402, or 403. You can do so at the station or the stop in front of Mediamarkt. Get off at the Strijp-S busstop. You can also take the train to Strijp-S station, or take one of the Design Rides. These are MINI cabs that drive you around for free if you have a ticket. You can recognize the cabs by the artwork on the roof. The Design Rides stop at Ketelhuisplein, Stadhuisplein, Fuutlaan, Sectie-C and Piet Hein Eek.
Why do you want to come here?
Klokgebouw is the perfect basecamp for your DDW adventure. You can easily spend a couple of hours there, and there's plenty to see and do. During DDW, Klokgebouw will be bursting with new design talent. Here, you'll find no less than five exhibitions of art and design academies.
- I think this is an option, what do you think?, an exhibition by HKU alumni about the climate.
- Come get your future / Make your future: an interactive exhibition about design trends that make a brighter future possible.
- The Night Club: a study of people's sense of security, and how professionals can increase it.
More DDW nearby
Opposite Klokgebouw, you'll find Ketelhuisplein, with numerous small exhibitions. Time to spare? Then be sure to take a look at the spectacular green Trudo Tower. It’s already impressive from the outside, but inside, you can see the exhibition WEAR, with sustainable futuristic wearables.
Other fun things to do in the area
At Vershal het Veem, you can score the finest fresh produce and delicacies. Want to go shopping? The Urban Shopper is an indoor shopping mall where you can get yourself some cool and affordable design items at one of the twenty stores.