Okay, okay, as an avid visitor, you know better than anyone else that sustainability (in the broadest sense of the word) plays a role during Dutch Design Week. Is this your first DDW? Then you're going to experience just that! From social impact to ecologically responsible fashion, all designs and expos have a link to sustainability. And let's not forget: you, too, can make your visit to DDW 2022 a little more sustainable. We share all the tips & tricks below.
Our practical guide tips everything about transportation to and within the city. You probably guessed it: by bike or on foot is simply the most sustainable option. You can rent a bike at Ketelhuisplein, Fuutlaan, or central station. And all over the city, you'll find electric bikes and scooters from Go Sharing, Felyx and TIER. Prefer to go by car? With a DDW wristband, you can get a free ride in one of the MINI's Design Rides, which, not coincidentally, are fully electric. Enjoy the ride!
Local design shops
Beware: all those beautiful designs can make you greedy; just be warned. Small-scale, vintage, locally produced, or made from leftover materials, at the following shops and ateliers, you’ll find everything your green heart desires:
TWEEK Eek: Twin sisters Roos and Geertje Eek make machine-inspired jewelry. See their creations (of which many fashion magazines are fans) with your own eyes in their new showroom or the Piet Hein Eek shop.
Atelier Kringloop: Lovers of vintage and second-hand interior gems should not miss Atelier Kringloop's new shop at Sectie-C.
Goejenhandel: Stichting Goejenhandel sells various products made by vulnerable young people from its Impact Shop. Located on Piet Hein Eek's platform!
YATVA: Let's keep it short and sweet; YATVA is the vintage Valhalla of Eindhoven. Visit them at Plan B!
More DDW foodspots
Sustainable visit for those who don’t live in Eindhoven
There are many ways to make your visit to Dutch Design Week a little greener. But perhaps our biggest tip: stick around while you’re here! This way, you not only make your DDW trip more profitable (because more days = more time to indulge in design), but you can also get to know Eindhoven a little better. Check our ten tips for a sustainable city trip here. You'll need them ;)
Food and drinks
Design shopping on an empty stomach is an absolute no-go (we know this from experience). Fortunately, the choice is vast when it comes to fine eateries, also with sustainability in mind:
RESTY: Plant-based goodies made from residual waste. Fungi snacks, anyone?
Brasserie NEXT: Want to know what the future tastes like? Brasserie NEXT does things differently, from jellyfish sandwiches to space cake.
Bar Bistro Calypso: For french fries and Grandma Bob's bitterballen, among other things, all plant-based!
Rabauw: Not only is the beer brewed on location, but the people here are also super social. You can read more about that in our web stories.
Min Young Korean FoodLAB: Dining as a way to experience artistic creations? It's possible during the dinner event at Yksi Expo.
De Portiersloge: Warm apple pie and freshly baked fries are part of the ultimate DDW experience. The beauty: you can see exactly how everything is made at the Portiersloge.