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Mini guide: DDW on a budget

With a ticket of just 23 euro, you can visit Dutch Design Week every day (!) for lots of design fun. Maybe you have better ways to spend those 23 euros, or you might only have a few hours to spare for DDW this week. We will show you where you can get a DDW experience (almost) for free.

Ketelhuisplein | Strijp-S

Ketelhuisplein is always a great place to be, not in the least because there are all kinds of pop-up bars and eateries. Grab a snack or a drink, and step through the Solar Pavilion for a preview of the future of solar energy. Or walk around the SHIT SHOW where the food cycle, from butt to mouth, comes to life. Also fun: Soft Spot / You can sit with us. Join other visitors in playing and building outdoors to create the perfect spot.

TQ Basement | Strijp-T

Get (re)set at this fabulous DDW location! Wander through an underground world with light, sound, scent, and various sensations. The Trip is all about expressing the importance of poetry in architecture. Functionality is nice; an experience is what makes a lasting impression.

Kazerne | Centrum

For only five euros, you get access to all exhibitions in the Home of Design, better known as Kazerne. Discover masterpieces from Lidewij Edelkoort's private collection. Or join Digital Wednesday on 26 October: digital artist Warbb and DJ La Fuente talk about how they see the future (don't forget to register online). If you have lunch or dinner here, walking around the expos is free of charge. Make a reservation though, as Kazerne is very popular during DDW.


Kelderman en van Noort (KEVN) | Woensel-West

If you're visiting Strijp-S this week, then take a walk to KEVN, a meeting and gathering place for makers and creatives. Here, Mini Galerie presents three exhibitions: a solo exhibition by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, a solo exhibition by Job Wouters, and a group exhibition with work by various graphic artists. Afterward, stick around for the evening program with music, DJs, and ice-cold beers.

Natlab | Strijp-S

Last, but certainly not least: Natlab, one of the hangouts of great minds such as Albert Einstein, is also free to visit this week. Have you always wanted to experience the tragicomic and absurd stories of Studio Job, Joris, and Marieke? You can do so this week at Natlab! The magic between Job, Joris, and Marieke arose during their studies at Design Academy Eindhoven. The trio's animations have gone worldwide and were nominated for an Oscar.

Extra tip: single tickets and reduced rates

In addition to regular DDW tickets, single entry tickets are available for some locations. These are Kazerne (€ 5), Dutch Invertuals (€ 5), New Order of Fashion Lab (€ 2.50), and Philips Museum (€ 11). Living on a tight budget? Then you can apply for a DDW ticket for € 2.50 through Cultuur-Inclusief.