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Practical info Dutch Design Week

October 16-24, Eindhoven will once again be home to Dutch Design Week: the biggest design event in Northern Europe. Before you dive into the DDW stuff, we'll walk you through the basics. Here, you'll find all the practical information you need for an unforgettable visit.

Ticket info

Part of DDW is free, but you need a ticket for the really cool places. This infographic shows you what you can see with and without a ticket. 

You'll need to create a DDW account to buy tickets. With your account, you can also mark your favorites. 

You can exchange your DDW ticket for a personal wristband. You can do this at the following locations:

You can also buy a wristband on-site at these locations. 

Ticket prices

Regular tickets are 21 euros online, 28 at the door. Students and schoolchildren pay 14 euros online, 18 euros at the door. Children under 12 get in for free. 

At the door, you can also buy a family ticket for 57.50 euros. This allows two adults and three children to enter. Useful if you have a bunch of teenagers running around. 

CJP pass? Then you get a 7 euros discount if you order through their site

With your ticket (a wristband) you have access to all locations throughout the week, and you can ride the DDW Design Rides for free. 

Tickets for specific locations

Besides regular tickets, there are tickets available for some locations. These are Kazerne (€ 5), Dutch Invertuals (€ 4), New Order of Fashion Lab (€ 2), of Philips Museum (€ 11). You can enter free of charge if you have a wristband. 

Opening hours

Most venues are open daily from 11:00 to 18:00 but check with the venues in question to be sure. Exceptions to the rule are the locations that participate in Hit The City, the successor of the former DDW Music Festival. Our prediction: this is where you want to be in the evening. 


Making your way through all the routes, designers and areas can be quite a challenge, but don't panic! Before and during the week, we will share all the not-to-be-missed locations and more useful tips to turn your visit into a success story. Would you rather make up your own itinerary? For the full program, please visit the DDW21 program. There, you will find all designers, projects, and exhibitions. 

Dutch Design Week for beginners

Your first Dutch Design Week? We will help you out. 

Check our mini guide

Covid regulations

The easing of restrictions makes a visit to DDW just a little bit easier. The most important thing is that you don't need a covid entry pass (corona check) for this event. However, you do need one in restaurants, bars, cafes, and the like. Keep an eye on our overview and the covid page on for all current regulations. 

Travelling to Eindhoven

By train: Eindhoven has two stations, Eindhoven Central Station and Station Strijp-S. Both intercity trains and sprinters stop here. You can plan your trip using the journey planner on or Google Maps.

By plane: Eindhoven Airport is about 15 minutes by bus from the central station. A bus to the city center leaves every 10 to 15 minutes (and vice versa) except after 21:00. The main bus lines are 400 and 401.

By car: all roads lead to ... Eindhoven! From Amsterdam/Utrecht you can drive to Eindhoven via the A2, from Rotterdam/Tilburg via the A58, from Antwerp via the A67, and from Arnhem/Nijmegen via the A50. Here you will find all the parking facilities in the city. 

(Public) transportation

Many locations are within a reasonable walking distance from the central station. Not in the mood to walk? Rent a bike at Ketelhuisplein or the Fuutlaan. The NS has extra ov-bikes on hand. You can get them at the central station bicycle parking. You can also take the bus; you can plan your trip at Last, but not least in the list of transportation: the Design Rides. They take you from DDW location to DDW location for free, if you have a wristband. Don't forget your face mask!

Staying overnight

One day of DDW is just not enough. So book a night in one of the lovely hotels or B&Bs. Check our accommodation page for all accommodations. 

Eating & drinking

Eindhoven has numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars. Ideal for a short or long break. Not sure where to go? Check our Food & drinks page.

To the DDW event page