We're off! Dutch Design Week is now!

Scroll down for more
Download the Dutch Design Week Map
We offer free DDW maps at every DDW location to guide you through the 8 DDW design areas, but you can also download a desktop version of the map in PDF here.
Download Map

Every year, DDW appoints parties from the design field as advocates of design in general and especially for the week. According to the organisation behind Dutch Design Week (DDW), this year's ambassadors Ravi Naidoo (Design Indaba), Laurens van den Acker (Renault), and Wendy Plomp (Dutch Invertuals) form a balanced and wide reflection of design in 2018.

More stories
Magazine

Ambassador Ravi Naidoo | Advocate of creativity for a better world

18 Oct, 2018
Ambassadors Dutch Design Week
Ravi Naidoo is internationally renowned for the many ways in which he success-fully connects creativity and activism with social issues.
Magazine

Ambassador Laurens van den Acker | Pioneer in mobility

18 Oct, 2018
Ambassadors Dutch Design Week
DDW ambassador Laurens van den Acker sheds light on how designers are able to work closely together with corporations, organisations and companies.
Magazine

Ambassador Wendy Plomp | Curator and designer of stories

18 Oct, 2018
Ambassadors Dutch Design Week
DDW ambassador Wendy Plomp is the embodiment of the imaginative power of design. DDW strongly believes in this driving force: after all, imagination is what helps us anticipate the future.
Magazine

Tips for DDW Music Festival by Eindhoven's music scene

16 Oct, 2018
DDW Music Festival
The timetable is out, we’re only a week a away from the big kick-off. Some people still might be pondering which shows they need to see during the week. That’s why we asked a couple of interesting people from Eindhoven to tip their favorite DDW Music Festival show.
Magazine

A sneak preview of the future of mobility

16 Oct, 2018
Mobility Partner Dutch Design Week
Design as the answer to the challenges of the world of the future. This is an exact fit with the philosophy of Dutch Design Week (DDW) and it’s why Renault is a proud partner of this event.
Magazine

Dutch Digital Design, the core of DDW's new online platform

12 Oct, 2018
Graphic Website Partner
Despite the word week in Dutch Design Week (DDW), DDW is relevant all year round. How can you make that visible online? For the answer, DDW looked at Vruchtvlees: Digital, Strategy & Design.
DDW Music Festival
Jump into our city’s nightlife with DDW Music Festival, and be surprised by 90 innovative, (inter)national acts at various locations throughout the city.
Check the Line-up!

Navigate your way through the wonders of the Dutch Design Week by following one of the many routes. Pick one that resonates with you, find the starting point – and enjoy! No matter which one you choose, you’re likely to experience everything from the work of talented young designers to the latest technical innovations. The routes are easy to navigate: walk using Google Maps, jump in a design ride or hop on a bus when your feet start complaining.

See all Routes
Magazine

Digital Route

20 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Digital Route investigates the boundaries of the digital and physical world through design. The route gives you an inside view on what’s happening at the sharp edge of creativity, technology and digitalisation.
Magazine

New Materials Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The New Materials Route showcases how designers are not only creating new products, but also the materials they are made from. You’ll see investigations into topics including circularity, bio materials, new aesthetics and material research and applications.
Magazine

Social Design Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Social Design Route investigates how designers can strengthen our social fabric, raise awareness for social issues, help create an inclusive society and promote new cultural behaviour.
Magazine

Bio Design Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Bio Design Route gets you up to speed on the rapidly-developing field of Bio Design. Discover the difference between designing with nature and designing new nature.
Magazine

Makers & Craft Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Makers & Craft Route links design and hands-on creation. The route takes you right to the heart of the Eindhoven makers scene, showcasing new forms of techno craft as well as the best craft and design.
Magazine

Future Living Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Future Living Route captures how technology is helping shape our world into a better, healthier and maybe even more social place – but also how we are shaped by technology.
DDW Food & Drinks
DDW presents a selection of food and drink hotspots not to be missed. Whether you’re looking for a pit-stop between visiting design areas or to power up for DDW Music Festival.
Check Food & Drinks Spots