DDW-tip: Piet Hein Eek
At Strijp R, the site of renowned designer Piet Hein Eek, you step into a real design utopia. In short: worthwhile.
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How to get there?
It's a 10-minute walk from Strijp-S. With your back towards Klokgebouw, walk straight across Ketelhuisplein until you reach Torenallee. Turn right here and pass under the viaduct. Follow this road until you hit the roundabout, then turn left. A little further on, Piet Hein Eek is on your right. It’s a big brown building.
Why do you want to go there?
Piet Hein Eek is a design hotspot throughout the year, but during DDW, there's even more to see and experience. Designers from all over the world show their designs in the PHE-showroom. And the Lobby Restaurant is an absolute must-visit!
- Het Nieuwe Logisch: A collection of bags made from waste materials such as bicycle tires, seat belts, and tarpaulin.
- Offgrid: A DIY proposal for an alternative color-harmony model.
- Piet Hein Eek: The designer who gives this area its name. Admire the latest collection, take a look at the Piet Hein Eek hotel and discover the Wonderroom and DAKBAR.
More DDW nearby
At Halvemaanstraat 24, you will find the colorful exhibition of Studio RENS. It’s practically around the corner. In BioArt Laboratories – at Oirschotsedijk 14-10, just behind De Hertgang – you'll find all kinds of exhibitions on the intersection of biology and design.
Other fun things to do in the area
Are you following our tip and going to BioArt Laboratories? Then make a slight detour through the Philips de Jonghpark. This park is over a century old, as you can tell by the beautiful tall trees. They’re extra gorgeous now, with all the Fall colors. Hungry from your walk? Then drop in at the Philips Fruittuin store, or eat a pancake at De Proeftuin pancake restaurant.