For 9 whole days, DDW boasts 100 locations, presenting the processes, experiments and ideas, answers and solutions thought up by 2500 designers. Come and be amazed, surprised or astonished. Ask yourself new questions, draw inspiration for your own answers and allow the power of design to convince you.

Save the date! DDW 2017: October 21 through October 29. 

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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Save the date!

Future DDW


October 21 through October 29


October 20 through October 28


October 19 through October 27


October 17 through October 25

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 for an overview of hotels in Eindhoven.

DDW Music

Once again, DDW Music will bring dozens of buzzworthy up-and-comers to Eindhoven. The singer-songwriters are just as likely to play synths as guitars, and even the artists who sound mellow on recordings are sure to deliver energetic live performances. From danceable electro to visceral punk to Belgian hip-hop, the lineup offers something for everyone. Who knows — you might just discover your new favorite artist!

The DDW Music programme is free (except for the specials) if you have a DDW ticket. Without a DDW ticket, a concert costs € 5 (tickets only at the door). Please note: there are a limited number of places. A DDW ticket does not guarantee you admission.

DDW Music specials

A special rate applies for the DDW Music specials, your DDW wristband entitles you to a €5,- discount on the DDW Music Specials. Tickets are available through and at the Effenaar ticket office.

More information and the line-up will follow.