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AOA2018 will take place on Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd, 2018 from 12.00 until 23.00.
AOA2018 takes place at recreational area Gaasperpark, Amsterdam.
The minimum age at AOA2018 is 18 years old, ID is required.
An ID is required to enter AOA2018. Please keep in mind that a copy of your ID doesn’t count as a valid ID. It’s only possible to identify yourself with a valid ID such as your passport or driver’s license.
You can still get tickets through our official partner Festicket.
The other official website to buy tickets for Amsterdam Open Air was on our own website: amsterdamopenair.nl/tickets.
If you need to get rid of your ticket because you cannot visit AOA anymore, please sell your tickets through Ticketswap. It’s the only secure way.
Yes, Festicket is our official partner. They also still have some tickets for AOA2018 left.
You will receive an email after you bought the tickets asking you to add the personal information for every individual ticket receiver. The tickets will be emailed to you, once this process is completed. Questions about the personalization? Please contact customerservice.paylogic.com
For questions or problems with your tickets, please visit customerservice.paylogic.com
No, it’s not possible to share a Weekender (one person on Saturday and another on Sunday), since tickets are personalized and you will get a wristband, which is non-transferable.
With a Day Ticket, it’s not possible to exit and re-enter AOA2018 after you’ve entered the festival grounds. With a Weekender ticket, you can enter the festival one time on Saturday and one time on Sunday. It’s not possible to exit and re-enter AOA2018 on the same day after you’ve entered the festival grounds.
With a Campsite Ticket, it’s possible to exit and re-enter the festival grounds on the same day, through the special campsite entrance.
Please keep in mind that the entrance of Amsterdam Open Air will close at 19.00 for Weekenders and Day Tickets.
It’s not allowed to bring your own food or drinks to Amsterdam Open Air. We have a great selection of tasty and healthy food and drinks. We also serve different varieties of food for vegetarians and vegans. Do you have food allergies or other questions about food at Amsterdam Open Air?
Please contact us at email@example.com We are not looking for caterers.
On the festival grounds, there are tappoints where you can fill a bottle or cup with tap water for free.
The possession or dealing of hard drugs is prohibited at the festival. If there is any evidence of overt use and/or possession, confiscation of the drugs will follow and/or the offender will be handed over to the police. The possession and/or use of small amounts (max. 5 grams) of soft drugs for personal use will be tolerated, with the exception of pre-rolled joints.
You definitely should celebrate the good life, but even more important: celebrate safely and healthy. Check out the Celebrate Safe section below, to learn about the ten pillars that will help you to Celebrate Safe!
There are e-lockers on site where you can safely store your jackets and other belongings. You will find the lockers next to the festival entrance. It’s possible to buy a locker in advance through our website: amsterdamopenair.nl/tickets. The code for your locker will be sent shortly before the event.
There’s a medical aid station at Amsterdam Open Air! The First Aid Post is staffed with emergency medical professionals and you are very much welcome for any health issues; from aspirins, plasters to drug related issues. Don’t be afraid to tell them what kind of drugs or alcohol you’ve used, everything you say to our medical staff is strictly confidential.
It is allowed to take pictures with a smartphone or compact camera. Professional cameras or cameras with interchangeable lenses are not allowed. Go Pro’s are allowed, as are Selfie sticks up to a length of 1 meter.
Do you want to report about Amsterdam Open Air? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us more about the platform you work for, your reach and the coverage you’re planning to give AOA2018. In the week prior to the festival, we will make a press selection and we’ll let you know if you made it through the final selection. Submitting an application does not automatically mean that we grant you with a press pass.
We have special entrances for wheelchairs and almost all roads on the festival grounds are accessible with wheelchairs. Please get in touch at email@example.com if you have any special requests concerning accessibility.
Bringing your medication is permitted only in conjunction with a doctor’s note.
The privacy statement that is applicable on this website can be found here.
For Terms and Conditions in English and Dutch click here.
Please respect our house rules. For House Rules in English and Dutch click here.
At the moment, we’re not hiring.
Amsterdam Open Air is not looking for festivalcrew or volunteers. When we do, we’ll communicate about this here and on our Facebook page.
For further questions not addressed in this FAQ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. By emailing us, you are confirming that you have reviewed all the information in this FAQ.
HOW TO GET THERE
We strongly advise you to come by public transport! Take metro 53 in direction Gaasperplas. At the final stop, you can follow the signs to the entrance. There will be extra metros during AOA2018. At the metro stop you can check-in with your OV-Chipcard or buy a ticket via PIN, there is no cash option. We advise you to have enough credit on your OV-chipcard. One way Metro Tickets are also available at the Festival Grounds for one token.
If you are traveling by train, you need to travel to Amsterdam Central Station or Amsterdam Amstel. From there you can take metro 53 to ‘Gaasperplas’.
Discount NS train tickets are available at amsterdamopenair.nl/tickets.
BIKE / SCOOTeR
Bikes and scooters can be parked near metro stop ‘Gaasperplas’. Please follow the signs. From the bike & scooter parking, you can follow the signs to the entrance. Bicycles need to be parked at the bike parking and scooters at the dedicated scooter parking. If they are parked at other locations they will be removed.
Nothing beats losing yourself in the music, dancing in bright sunlight, being part of a large crowd of mad-keen revelers, dancing until your feet hurt, chilling at the campsite, flirting with beautiful people and partying till you drop with your mates.
Nothing beats celebrating the good life and sharing the love with all the merry makers around you. But you know what’s even better? Getting home in one piece afterwards, in the very best of health.
Everyone wants to enjoy themselves but be kind to yourself and your body. If you do choose to use drugs and alcohol do so wisely and consciously. Be aware of how much you consume and pay attention to how you feel. Using drugs and drinking alcohol is never without risk. Mixing drugs and alcohol, frequent use or use in high dosages can lead to life-threatening health issues.
Risks stem from the amount you consume, where you consume it, what sort of substances you consume and your own body’s unique reaction. So pay attention, be present and listen to your body.
A party without music, isn’t a party at all. However, loss of hearing or suffering from a constant ringing in your ear is not a permanent festival souvenir you want. Be kind to your ears. Wear earplugs at all times. These are available at all events. Also – of course, we all want to feel the bass and gnash out our very best Bass Face but standing right in front of the speakers is never a good idea. Even when wearing earplugs, we recommend to stay a few feet away from the speakers.
Your enjoyment and safety are top priorities for us and they should be for you and your crew too. Please take care of yourself, watch out for each other, and know that help is available. If you see someone who needs medical attention, rehydration, or just a helping hand, keep the positive vibe alive and be a friend in need. Especially , if you suspect your friend(s) is/are under the influence of a substance, take care of each other and always agree upon a meeting point as soon as you arrive in case you lose each other.
Made the decision to take drugs or drink alcohol? That’s your choice and yours alone. Do not try to convince others to join and do not let someone convince you to use drugs or alcohol if you don’t want to. Be yourself and follow your instincts.
People are not robots. Partying nonstop is not an option. Take some time to recharge and make sure to get enough sleep. A good night’s sleep will restore your body and will get you ready for next party! And… Do not forget to treat yourself to a good breakfast. Don’t get dehydrated. Dancing quickly zaps your body of vital fluids! If you’re thirsty, drink water, but know that water alone won’t be enough to fuel your body and replenish the electrolytes you lose when you dance. Keep in mind that drinking too much water is dangerous too, stick to two glasses or one 0.75L bottle each hour. Drinking too much water without replenishing electrolytes can be dangerous. It’s best to drink a combination of coconut water, sports drinks and water throughout the day. This will keep your body well-nourished and in prime condition to dance into the night!
Take care of yourself because you’re very important – plan ahead . Keep in mind that “less is more” when it comes to drugs and alcohol. You do not want to ruin your evening and that of your friends by overstretching yourself.
Always check the weather forecast before you go to a festival and be prepared for anything. Because day and night temperatures can vary drastically it’s best is to dress in layers. Alcohol and drugs will impair your judgment and assessment of your body temperature. Be sure to bring warm clothes for your journey home.
Your body will need to cool down at some point. Perfect time to walk around the venue, sit down in a chill out area or at our food court which will cater to anything you need to recharge.
Flirting is a part of the festival culture and we hope you find your special someone at AOA. However, take into account your judgment may be impaired. Make smart choices, be wary of taking strangers back to your home, hotel room or tent, make sure a friend knows who you’re with and where you are and always, always use condoms. You don’t want a souvenir baby or an STD!
Remember that “no” means “no”. If somebody says “no” do not continue to pursue a sexual encounter with that person. Additionally, if somebody is too drunk or high to give their affirmative consent, they’re too drunk or high to have sex with. Having sex with somebody who cannot consent due to an impairment can constitute rape. Set your our own boundaries and make them clear to the one you’re with. Do not be persuaded or intimidated: someone who really likes you, will respect your wishes.
Medical aid stations can be found on site and are marked by a red cross. These stations are staffed with emergency medical professionals who can provide water and sports drinks with electrolytes if you need them. You are very welcome at the first aid station for any health issues, from aspirins, plasters to drug related issues. Always keep in mind: if you require medical aid, please be open about your situation and divulge all information because it may save your life. All medical staff are bound by a law that prohibits them to discuss your medical situation with anyone.
If you choose to take drugs, we encourage you to confide in a friend about what and how much you have taken, should they need to explain the situation to someone if you are incapable of doing so yourself.
Never leave anyone alone who’s feeling unwell. Ask for help and stay with your friend or fellow music lover until medical help arrives.
If you’re unable to find the first aid or are unable to get there, you can always ask security or a crew member to call the first aid for you.
If you suspect that somebody is unwell due to a medical issue or the use of drugs or alcohol, seek immediate medical attention. Keep an eye out for these signs and symptoms in yourself and others; if you or a friend experiences even a sign of discomfort, seek medical help immediately!
Every day, 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. Every year, over 10,000 people are killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. The risk of a traffic accident is higher for young people under the age of 25 and highest for people who drink or take drugs. The use of alcohol and drugs often results in overestimating driving skills. In your impaired state you are a direct danger to both yourself and other people. Do not drive if you are in this condition. You can kill yourself, your friends or somebody else’s most beloved human. Don’t do it. Even though we do not live in the US, these statistics apply to The Netherlands and most other European countries.
Fatigue is another danger to drivers. A risk that is often underestimated. The only cure is sleep. Energy drinks and other stimulants will not get you into driving shape.
Schedule your trip home in advance. Take care of your own drive home. Never join a driver who is not sober. Take care of a (sober) driver, take a taxi or schedule someone to pick you up or sleep in a hotel. Whenever possible: use public transport.
If you do go by car, appoint a designated driver well in advance, encourage and respect their designated sober status on site and do not distract the driver from driving no matter how funny you think you are!