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How to get there

Be prepared,
buy your travel tickets in advance
Taxi - We strongly advise not to take taxis to and from the festival.

Buses Sloterdijk – Awakenings Festival

These buses drive between Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station and Awakenings Festival. The first buses depart at 11 o'clock and they will continue driving to and from throughout the event.

A ticket for a trip from Sloterdijk to Awakenings Festival and back costs € 6,- in presale.

This year, it is possible to buy bus tickets directly in our ticketshop: https://www.awakenings.com/tickets-festival/

Leaving the event
For your return trip back to Sloterdijk, keep in mind there can be a short wait for the shuttle buses at the bus stop. Also, notice that it will take extra traveling time to get your things out of the locker and to walk back to the bus stop. The latest bus will depart from the festival site at 00:30 AM.

Disabled
At the shuttle bus station there are no special facilities for disabled. The shuttle buses are accessible for disabled though. It is recommended to arrive as early as possible and to avoid travelling at peak hours. For the peak hours, refer to the poll at the end of the booking process.

Note: these buses will only go to Sloterdijk. If you want to go to Amsterdam city centre, buy a bus ticket to city centre in the ticketshop.

Buses city centre – Awakenings Festival

These buses drive between Amsterdam city centre and Awakenings Festival. There will be different pickup locations in the centre of Amsterdam.

A ticket for a trip from city centre to Awakenings Festival and back costs € 10,- in presale.

Tickets for these buses are already available in our ticketshop: https://www.awakenings.com/tickets-festival/

As the festival approaches, we will contact you about the possibilities in pickup location. Please sign up by adding your email address in the form above this page.

Touring cars outside Amsterdam

Coming from outside Amsterdam and looking for a comfortable way to get to Awakenings Festival? Check out the possibilities of Event Travel.

Event Travel offers you more than 150 pick-up locations for Awakenings through Holland. Travel cheaper, faster and more comfortable to Awakenings. Book a bus ticket (round trip) or buy a Combi ticket (entrance incl. bus)!

Looking for a coach from Belgium or Germany? Event Travel also offers pick-up locations in Antwerp - Brussel - Dortmund - Ghent – Keulen – Dusseldorf and Duisburg.

Saturday bus trips or Sunday bus trips

Organizing your own bus trip to the event?
Sign up below. You will receive all the required information to get to, and possibly park at, the event.

Within 3 days before the event all information will be sent by e-mail.

Organize Saturday touringcar or Organize Sunday touringcar

Train

Get your NS train tickets from any station in the Netherlands to Sloterdijk with 20% discount (only payable with iDeal).

Also book your bus transfer from Sloterdijk

Note: The railway station Halfweg / Zwanenburg is not suitable for a massive flow of visitors to Awakenings Festival. Therefore the local authority, police and NS decided that this station is closed for visitors of Awakenings Festival. All visitors arriving by public transport have to travel like last year via Amsterdam-Sloterdijk and the shuttle service. Visitors who do arrive at Halfweg station will be redirected to Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

Car & parking

Parking tickets are available in our ticketshop

Parking for one day costs € 12,-.
Parking tickets for both days (combi) costs € 22,-

Address: Heining, Amsterdam
Turn off the navigation system from the moment you see the first yellow sign or mobile information system. The police and traffic controllers see on strict parking. Avoid that the police will tow your vehicle.

The parking area is accessible via the following routes:

From the direction of Den Haag
Leave the A4 at junction De Hoek and take the A5 in the direction Haarlem. From the A5 take go to the A9 at junction Raasdorp (towards Haarlem). Follow the A9 till junction Rottepolderplein and then follow the A200/N200 towards Halfweg. Then follow the "Awakenings" signs.

From the direction of Utrecht
Leave the A2/E35 at junction Holendecht-Zuid and take the A9 in the direction of Haarlem. Follow the A9 till junction Rottepolderplein and then follow the A200/N200 towards Halfweg. Then follow the "Awakenings" signs.

From the direction of Alkmaar
From the A10 WEST take the S102 in the direction of Ijmuiden. Go left at the end of the road. Then follow the "Awakenings" signs.

From the direction of Amsterdam
From junction Rottepolderplein take the A200/N200 in the direction of Halfweg. Then follow the "Awakenings" signs.

Keep your parking ticket ready on arrival for registration.

Regional taxi outside Amsterdam

For regional taxis from outside Amsterdam ordered transport is available on request only. These applications are limited. Order here an - ordered transport ticket - and receive an information package and the ticket that gives access to this special taxistand. The ticket provides you with all the information about the procedure on location.

Please note that no ticket means no access. For regional taxis (outside Amsterdam) is this the only way to reach the event.

Saturday taxistand ticket or Sunday taxistand ticket

Disabled

In case you are in possession of a disabled parking permit, you can show it to the parking crew. If possible, they will arrange a parking place near the event. A place near the entrance cannot be guaranteed.

With your disabled parking card, you get the most optimal parking at that time. When the parking is closed for other traffic the disabled parking ticket grants you access.

Note: this is not a free parking. Buy your parking ticket online to ensure you are kept informed with the latest traffic information to Awakenings Festival.

Buy parking ticket for Saturday - disabled friendly
Buy parking ticket for Sunday - disabled friendly

Bike

Awakenings Festival can easily be reached by bike and has a special bike parking close to the entrance. To make it even easier for you to bike your way to us, we’ve already figured out where you can rent a bike:

Het Zwarte Fietsenplan (14 locations).
Show your Awakenings ticket and get 10% discount!
Opening hours:
- Saturday: 09:00 – 19:00
- Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
- Monday: 08:00 – 20:00

Plan your bike route

Address: Wethouder van Essenweg, 1165 NA Halfweg

NOTE: don't forget to remove your bike before Monday. This day all the fences will be removed and all remaining obstructing bike cut open.

Kiss & ride

There is only 1 Kiss & Ride area, which is located near the Sugarcity towers in Halfweg and is only accessible via the A200/N200.

In order to find each other, tell your passengers to follow the 'Kiss & Ride' walking route from the festival site to the 'Kiss & Ride' location in Halfweg.

Address: Haarlemmerstraatweg 7, Halfweg

The 'Kiss & Ride' location is only accessible via the following routes:

From the direction of Den Haag
Leave the A4 at junction De Hoek and take the A5 in the direction Haarlem. From the A5 take go to the A9 at junction Raasdorp (towards Haarlem). Follow the A9 till junction Rottepolderplein and then follow the A200/N200 towards Halfweg. Then follow the 'Kiss & Ride' signs.

From the direction of Utrecht
Leave the A2/E35 at junction Holendecht-Zuid and take the A9 in the direction of Haarlem. Follow the A9 till junction Rottepolderplein and then follow the A200/N200 towards Halfweg. Then follow the 'Kiss & Ride' signs.

From the direction of Amsterdam
Take the A200/N200 towards Haarlem and follow the 'Kiss & Ride' signing.

From the direction of Alkmaar
From junction Rottepolderplein take the A200/N200 in the direction of Halfweg. Then follow the 'Kiss & Ride' signs.

Carpooling

Do you have a place in your car? Looking for a ride? Arrange a cozy and durable ride with the Toogethr-app.

Download the app here

Coming from abroad

Looking for a full hotel package incl. tickets / transfers
Check our special Awakenings hotel deals

Already booked your accommodation and staying in Amsterdam?
Use the special awakenings city centre coaches and use this convenient way of transport to Awakenings Festival.

There will be different pickup locations in the city center. Tickets for these buses are already available in our ticketshop: https://www.awakenings.com/tickets-festival/

Coming from Belgium or Germany?
Go by luxury coach to Awakenings from Belgium and Germany! Event Travel offers a day coach trip from Antwerp, Brussel, Dortmund, Ghent, Keulen, Dusseldorf and Duisburg!

Tickets available in the Event Travel ticketshop:

Saturday bus trips or Sunday bus trips

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