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Events & festivities

The Brainport Eindhoven Region hosts several international events each year that attract thousands of visitors to the region. The Dutch Design Week is an annual event that strengthens Eindhoven’s position as national design capital. Its success has led to its rapid growth into a globally recognized nine-day event. Other highlights are the GLOW light-art festival and Dutch Technology Week. Numerous other events are organized, from networking and social events to workshops and international conferences focused on specific themes. And on top of all this, there are many festivals and festivities taking place throughout the year!

Event calendars

To find out what’s going on at the moment, upcoming weekend or next week, please visit the website of 'This is Eindhoven' or click here.

Dutch Design Week

Each year in October, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2400 designers to more than 250,000 national and international visitors. In more than 80 locations across the city, DDW organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.

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GLOW is one of Eindhoven’s top events. Each year in November, the public spaces in the city come alive with this beautiful Light Festival. National and international light artists and designers create light installations, sculptures, projections and performances.

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Dutch Technology Week

During Dutch Technology Week (DTW), technology is presented as a fun and challenging field that provides opportunities for study, work, business and investment. A broad range of events are organized by different partners throughout the region, focused on diverse audiences.

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Events at High Tech Campus Eindhoven

The High Tech Campus Eindhoven hosts about 500 events every year to stimulate community building on campus. Apart from social events such as sport tournaments, the Pubquiz and NLP Café, the main focus is on technology conferences and networking meetings.

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King´s day

King’s Day – or Koningsdag in Dutch – is a Dutch national holiday which celebrates His Majesty King Willem-Alexander’s birthday on April 27 (or April 26 if the 27th is a Sunday).

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Carnival – Carnaval in Dutch – is traditionally a Christian celebration to start the fasting period before Easter. Carnival is mainly celebrated in the Dutch provinces of Limburg and North Brabant where Brainport is located, so you are in the right place to experience some real Carnival traditions!

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