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Practical info Dutch Design Week

October 21-29, 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 other cool places. This website shows exactly 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! Bonus tip: buying a ticket online in advance will save you a few bucks.

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. Did you order a PRO ticket? You can exchange it at Klokgebouw and Eindhoven Central Station. 

Ticket prices

Regular tickets are 24.50 euros online, 28.00 at the door. Students and children between the ages of 12 and 17 pay 15 euros online, 18,50 euros at the door. Children under 12 get in for free. 

At the door, you can also buy a family ticket for 62.50 euros. This allows two adults and three children to enter. Useful if you have a bunch of teenagers running around. 

Holding a CJP pass? Then you get a 9.50 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. 

This year, special DDW Pro Tickets are available for 170 euros. You'll get a discount on talks (and one for free), and access to places that are hidden to the general public. 

Tickets for specific locations

Besides regular tickets, there are tickets available for some locations. These are Kazerne (€ 5), Dutch Invertuals (€ 5), New Order of Fashion Lab (€ 2,50), 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. Toggle 'night' under 'time' in the program to see where the party's at. 


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 DDW23 program. There, you will find all designers, projects, and exhibitions. 

DDW for beginners

Your first Dutch Design Week? No need to panic! We will help you out. 

Check our mini guide

Travelling to Eindhoven

By train, for example: 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 or in the NS travel planner app. 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. It doesn't get more comfortable than this!

For more information, have a look at our public transport page.

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

Getting hungry? Eindhoven has numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars. Ideal for a short or long break. Not sure where to go? Check our Food & drinks page. Or step off the beaten path with these secret tips.

To the DDW event page