Dutch Design Foundation organises various tours and programmes during DDW. 

Discover the value of design. Meet the designers, visit their countless creative studios and have a look for yourself in the places where ideas are hatched.

Design tours and programs

Design Routes


Upon Dutch Design Week’s invitation, various experts compiled theme design routes. Routes that take you on foot, on a bicycle or in a Volvo Design Ride from one specially selected exhibition, presentation, lecture and music performance to another. There are tours for newcomers, die-hard visitors, and everyone in between. You can also find them on the website and in the DDW App (soon available).

Check http://www.ddw.nl/en/design-routes


​DDW Tours in the Klokgebouw


Discover Dutch Design Week with a DDW Guide, who leads you on a tour of the Klokgebouw, explaining about Dutch design in all its diversity. And teaches you to look at design in a different way so you can understand the story behind the objects on display. The tour is a useful tool to get more out of your DDW visit.


The Tours take place from Saturday 21 October t/m Wednesday 25 October 2017 from 11:30 am. If the tours appear to be very well visited, we will offer more DDW Tours.


With the Tours of 45 minutes you visit different projects and exhibitions in the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven. Tickets for DDW Tours in the Klokgebouw cost € 9,25 including VAT and service costs only online available. For participation in the Tours you also need a DDW Ticket. If there are English participants the tour will be given in English

The maximum number of participants per tour is 12. In case you would like to join the DDW Tour Klokgebouw with more participants, please contact us.


Get your ticket here!

Programma in het van Abbemuseum

The programme in the city centre includes curated exhibitions on the cutting edge of art and design in the centre of Eindhoven. In Van Abbemuseum various exhibitions can be visited during DDW, including an exhibition curated by the Design Academy Eindhoven, which embraces a different theme each year. Besides that there are two exhibitions within the scope of the national theme year ‘Mondriaan to Dutch Design’, celebrating 100 years of design and the exhibition ‘The Making of Modern Art’.

16:00–16:15

Meet-up in Van Abbemuseum with drink

16:15–16:30

Short explanation about DDW with short video by director Martijn Paulen

16:30–17:00

Time for a yet-to-be determined presentation (e.g. an own presentation for your guests or a presentation by the Van Abbemuseum)

17:00–18:00

Guided tour of one or two of the aforementioned exhibitions in the Van Abbemuseum

18:00–y.t.d.

Concluding with a drink or dinner in Karel 1 museumcafé


Can start from 15:00 hours. If the guided tour takes place after 17:00 hours, there will be a surcharge for visiting outside normal exhibition hours.


Prices per person for business packages (excluding drinks or dinner):

20-40 people = € 95 incl. VAT (comprising 75.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)

41-60 people = € 70 incl. VAT (comprising 50.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)   

61 > people = € 60 incl. VAT (comprising 40.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)  


Programme at Strijp-S


The programme in Strijp-S offers a comprehensive picture of Dutch Design across the board. Young and established designers, businesses and educational institutes present themselves in an industrial setting. Visit the exhibition of the Dutch Design Awards in the Veemgebouw, presenting and rewarding the best in Dutch design each year. This exhibition presents the most impressive, innovative, ground-breaking and sometimes even world-improving projects.

16:00–16:15

Meet-up at Keukenconfessies in the Klokgebouw with a drink

16:15–16:30

Short explanation about DDW with short video by director Martijn Paulen

16:30–17:00  

Design Presentation about Dutch Design Awards that provides an inspiring and refreshing picture of the latest developments in the field of design across the board.

17:00–18:00

Guided tour of Dutch Design Awards exhibition in the Veemgebouw

18:00–y.t.d.

Concluding with a drink or dinner at Keukenconfessies


Can start from 15:00 hours. If the guided tour takes place after 17:00 hours, there will be a surcharge for visiting outside normal exhibition hours.


Prices per person for business packages (excluding drinks or dinner):

20-40 people = € 95 incl. VAT (comprising 75.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)

41-60 people = € 70 incl. VAT (comprising 50.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)   

61 > people = € 60 incl. VAT (comprising 40.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)  


Programme at Sectie C


The programme on Sectie-C presents dynamic and experimental design, with attention for the circular economy, social design and new craftsmanship, by design talent in a raw setting on the edge of town. In Sectie-C the various studios and workshops accommodate emerging and established talents that are open and accessible during DDW. There are also several collective exhibitions worth visiting each year.

16:00–16:15

Meet-up in Sectie-C with drink

16:15–16:30

Short explanation about DDW with short video by director Martijn Paulen

16:30–18:00

Tour with designer around Sectie-C, visiting a number of studios, workshops and exhibitions.

18:00– y.t.d.

Concluding with a drink or dinner in an exceptional space in Sectie-C

y.t.d.–21:00

Discover more of Sectie-C and the atmosphere in the evening. The exhibitions and spaces are open until 21:00 hours




It is also possible to book variations on this programma for example a similar programma in the morning with breakfast.

Prices per person for business packages (excluding drinks or dinner):

20-40 people = € 95 incl. VAT (comprising 75.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)

41-60 people = € 70 incl. VAT (comprising 50.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)   

61 > people = € 60 incl. VAT (comprising 40.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)  

In Hall 12 – Art Experience by KRL you can enjoy a culinary experience by Chef Michaelia surrounded by the exhibition The World is my Playground. During the dinners at least one of the designers will be present to tell briefly about the exhibition. The price for dinner is 75 euro, including drinks.

 

In case you’d like to choose for drinks instead, this will also take place in the exposition space en Chef Michaelia will prepare nice bites for the occasion. The price for drinks is 18 euro.


Customized tours


Looking for cooperation with designers? Dutch Design Foundation brings companies, organisations and government institutions purposefully into contact with designers. This is arranged with customised tours and programmes during Dutch Design Week. Want to know more? Please contact us for more information.


Customised Tips


Dutch Design Foundation prepares a customised list with a selection of handpicked exhibitions, presentations and projects from everything at DDW 2017, based on the chosen themes. A mix of famous designers, young talents and new innovation / design ideas.

The requester visits the locations as they wish, without a guide. DDW puts together a full day programme. Interested? Please contact us for details.

EUR 375 excl. VAT


DDW talks


DDF introduces you to the greatest designers and the most exciting design practices through two daily talks. Start your DDW day with a quick anthology of the great names from the design world and their young heroes. Or, acquire new insights from young talents who invite their design heroes. Soak up inspiration from these short talks by famous designers and young talents.

Every day from 10:00 – 11:00 hours and 12:30 – 13:15 hours. Location: Entresol (Klokgebouw). Keep an eye on our website for more info!


Press

Press accreditation


The press accreditation of Dutch Design Week 2017 starts in August, keep an eye on the press page for more information.


Plan your visit

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Programme


Click here for the Dutch Design Week programme.


Opening hours


DDW is divided into three design areas. Opening hours vary per venue, most venues are open from 11:00-18:00 every day. Check the programme for more information and up-to-date opening hours.


Strijp Area

Talented and renowned designers, trade and industry, and numerous educational institutions present themselves in an industrial setting with a strong business character.


Central Area

Design collectives and cultural institutes, mostly curated, in the friendly and welcoming centre of Eindhoven.


East Area

Up-and-coming designers and dynamic collectives with a hands-on mentality in the experimental environment of the unique design enclave Sectie C on the outskirts of the city.


Getting to Eindhoven


By Train 

DDW visitors getting off the train will find themselves in the midst of the design bustle. The intercity takes you to the Central Station in the heart of the city. Slow trains also stop at Station Strijp-S. Plan your journey via the website of the Dutch Railways.

By Car

Eindhoven is easy to access and to exit by car. From Amsterdam/Utrecht via the A2, Rotterdam/Tilburg via the A58, Antwerp via the A67, and from Arnhem/Nijmegen via the A50. At and around Strijp S/T/R sites and in the city centre are sufficient paid parking facilities. Get directions.

By Plane

Eindhoven Airport has a fast bus service that takes you to the Central Station in up to fifteen minutes. From there, the various DDW locations are excellently accessible on foot, by bike or by public transport. You can also take a cab: the price of a ride from the airport to the city centre is approx. € 25.00.


Stay Overnight


Are you planning to stay overnight? Eindhoven has numerous hotels in and around the city centre, where you can stay very comfortably. Most hotels are at capacity during the festival, we recommend to book very early to be sure to have a hotel room. Check Booking.com for an overview of hotels in Eindhoven.


Getting Around

Volvo Car


Free Volvo taxis take visitors (every day between 11:00-20:00) to and from every DDW venue. Hop in at one of the taxi ranks: the Witte Dame, Stadhuisplein, Klokgebouw and Piet Hein Eek. Reservations by telephone from all other locations: + 31-40-218 00 00.


ABN AMRO bikes


Want to see everything of DDW? All event locations are within biking distance. Moreover, you’re only a real ‘Dutchie’ when you’re cycling. Rent a bike from Urban Wheelz Center at the Ketelhuisplein, Design Perron/Dutch Invertuals or on the Lichtplein. Note: only upon presentation of valid ID and creditcard. Free for DDW ticket holders, while stocks last! Rent a bike without a DDW ticket for € 10,-.


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About DDW


In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2500 designers to more than 295,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than hundred locations across the city, DDW organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities. 

DDW is different from other design events, because it concentrates on the designs of the future. Although during the event every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and cross-overs. Exceptional attention each year goes to work and development of young talent.

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History of DDW


DDW all began back in 1998. In that year the Vormgeversoverleg (a designers collaborative) organised the first Day of Design. Objective: introducing entrepreneurs to designers. The event, which took place annually in Eindhoven, attracted more interest each year and grew exponentially. The Day of Design became the Week of Design in 2002 and ultimately in 2005 it was renamed Dutch Design Week (DDW).