Festival Info

  • The Last Dance

    Dear Welcome to the Future Family, this is the end of an era.

    With mixed feelings of gratitude and sadness, we herewith inform you that this summer’s reunion at Het Twiske will be our last one. It was in the year 2007 when we first launched our festival on the beautiful green hills near Amsterdam. Many editions with unforgettable memories followed. Every single one of you has had his or her part in the magical journey we have shared during the last 16 years.

    After many considerations and efforts, it seems like all beautiful things eventually need to come to an end. But there is one last thing that cannot be taken from us: to go out with a bang! Join us for the last time on Saturday, July 23rd 2022.

  • Opening Times

    Saturday, July 23th 2022
    13:00 – 24:00

    You can enter the festival until 22:00.

  • Age

    Welcome to the Future is a festival for adults (18+). Make sure to bring your ID.

  • Lockers

    Lockers are available, every locker fits up to three coats. You can find them right near the entrance.

    You can purchase your locker code at the locker desk itself, or via our website.

    – locker medium: €9,-
    – locker large: €12,-

  • Rain ponchos

    In case of rain, we’ll hand out ponchos, free of charge. We do recommend you to check the weather forecast in advance and to pick the right festival outfit. You are allowed to take foldable umbrellas with you (with a blunt tip).

  • No smoking in tents

    Dutch law strictly forbids smoking in festival tents. Thank you for not smoking in all tents and other ‘no-smoking’ signed areas.

  • Mobile phone re-charge

    Out of battery? No problem! You are able to purchase a portable charger for your mobile phone at our Locker bar (opposite the entrance).

  • Wheelchair accessibility

    We’re taking measures to make the terrain and all stages accessible to wheelchairs. Our personnel will be there to assist you if help is needed. Still, please be aware that Het Twiske is hilly terrain with partly sandy ground.

  • Date

    In 2022, Welcome to the Future will take place on Saturday, July 23th from 13:00 until 24:00.

  • Location

    Welcome to the Future 2022 will take place on the green hills of Het Twiske. We’re proud to call this beautiful forest area near Amsterdam, filled with secret chill-out spots and plenty of space to dance, our home for 16 years!

  • Funktion One

    We all love a good sound quality, that’s why all of the stages are fully equipped with state of the art Funktion-One systems.

  • Earplugs

    You can buy earplugs at the special earplug stand, which you can find next to the Information desk. You can also buy them at every bar.

  • Free Tap Water

    You can get free tap water at the multiple water bars on the festival area, which are located near each toilet group. You can also buy refillable water bags at these water bars.

  • Payment Methods

    At Welcome to the Future, you pay for your food and drinks with tokens (plastic coins). These tokens are available at the clearly signed cashier units located at the festival. You can purchase them using cash, your debit card (Maestro) or credit card (Visa, Master Card).

  • Food and Drinks

    We have a wide range of food types available, including the classic snack menu, burgers, pizza, salads, soups, waffles, sandwiches, fruit, smoothies, gluten free, low carb, vegan, or lactose-free and a lot more!

  • Tobacco

    There are several cigarettes stands on site. You can find their precise locations on the floorplan. Be aware that you are always required to show your ID when buying tobacco as this is stated by the Dutch law. Both cash and debit cards are accepted as a payment method.

    Please note that it’s strictly prohibited to smoke inside tents or under a canopy!

  • Lost & Found

    During the festival, you can find our lost & found at the information stand, located opposite the Main stage.

    You can contact our lost & found after the festival by emailing to info@welcometothefuture.nl. Please describe your lost item in detail and attach a picture if you have it.

How to get there

  • Bike

    Jump on your bike and come to Welcome to the Future 100% emission-free, by bike! It’s just a 25 minutes ride from Central Station.

    Take the ferry ‘Buiksloterweg’ right behind Amsterdam Central Station. Once across the water, just follow the signs! Additional ferries will be scheduled for July 23rd. The bicycle route from Amsterdam Central Station is signed and there’s a giant bicycle parking near the festival entrance.

    Please keep our dear neighbours in mind and don’t make too much noise when cycling back to Amsterdam after the event.

  • Public transport – Amsterdam Sloterdijk

    You can buy your shuttle bus ticket at the bus stop on July 23rd, shuttle buses operate between Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station and Welcome to the Future all day long. The first buses depart at 12:30. After the end of the festival, buses will continue driving to Amsterdam Sloterdijk until the last visitor has left the terrain.

    The route in Het Twiske will, therefore, be mostly free of other festival traffic, and buses will always be given priority over cars.

    For your return trip back to Sloterdijk, keep in mind that there might be a minimum waiting time of 30 minutes at the bus stop.

  • Car

    Parking tickets are available at the parking lot. Once in the surrounding of the festival terrain, please always follow the dedicated festival signing and instructions of our ground staff. Depending on the traffic situation, our logistics staff and LED signs will always guide you through the fastest route. In some cases, this might feel like a small detour, but don’t worry, the alternative route will optimize your travel time. All parking lots are located in Het Twiske (no external parking).

    We advise you to arrive early (before 15:00) if you want to reduce waiting times during arrival. Like with all large events, please take waiting times of minimum of 1 hour into consideration when leaving the festival after 00:00.

  • Uber

    The Uber pick-up point is located outside of Het Twiske. Please keep in mind that waiting times increase after the end of the festival. When leaving the festival, follow the ‘Uber’ signs to find your driver quickly at the special Uber pick-up point. The Uber app will guide you towards this pick-up point as well.

  • Taxi

    The taxi pick-up point is located outside of Het Twiske, at a different location than the Uber pick-up point. We discourage you to take a taxi, as waiting times and prices are unpredictable. In previous years we’ve learned that our capacity for taxi’s is insufficient, therefore, we advise you to use other means of transportation like our shuttle bus service.

  • Kiss & Ride

    The Kiss & Ride pick-up point is located outside of Het Twiske. Please keep in mind that it’s a 25-minute walk to the festival terrain.

Tickets

  • Tickets 2 0 2 0

    If you held on to your ticket(s) of our 2020 event, your old ticket(s) can be used to enter the festival grounds on July 23rd, 2022.

  • Ticket Prices

    – Regular tickets €59,- (excl. €6,85 service fee)
    – locker medium: €9,-, locker large: €12,-
    – shuttle bus ticket: €8,- (To and from Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station)
    – parking ticket: €19,50

  • Can’t come anymore?

    Can’t come to the festival anymore, but already purchased your ticket? Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable. However, you can go and try to resell it yourself. Ticketswap and Viagogo are our official reselling partners.

    Please be careful when purchasing tickets from any other source than our official online ticket shop or Festicket as we can’t guarantee the validity of these tickets.

  • Can somebody else use my ticket?

    Tickets are not bound to the name mentioned on the ticket.

  • Download you ticket (again) / Lost your ticket

    Lost your ticket?

    No worries; if you purchased it via our online ticketshop, you can download it again via “I Lost my ticket(s)
    To receive your tickets again, you need to use the same email address as you have used for creating your order.

Health and Safety

  • What you can’t bring

    Your safety is extremely important to us. Therefore, everything and everyone is searched at the entrance (including luggage). You’re not allowed to bring weapons, sharp or hard objects, glass and fluids. Bringing your own food and drinks is not allowed. Pay attention! In some cases, access to the site of the festival may be denied. When in doubt, contact us via info@welcometothefuture.nl.

  • Breast Pump Station

    Recently gave birth and need a place to pump? We’ve got moms covered. Bring your breast pump to the First aid stand for a quiet place to pump.

  • First Aid

    There’s a First Aid post located at the festival. You can find it marked on the floorplan which will be handed out during the festival. The First Aid post is a safe space and the crew is here to help you!

  • Bringing your medication

    Bringing your medication is only permitted upon presenting an official doctor’s note.

  • No Smoking in Tents

    Dutch law strictly forbids smoking in festival tents. Thank you for not smoking in all tents and other ‘no-smoking’ signed areas.

A Green Heart

  • By Bike from other directions

    If you’re not arriving from Amsterdam (but from the surroundings) and want to join us by bike? Be aware that some routes in Het Twiske might be blocked; so please follow the instructions of our traffic crew in order to get to the bicycle parking!

  • Deposit token – Plastic Cup

    In order to minimise plastic waste, we encourage you to recycle your plastic cup. At the festival entrance, you will receive a free deposit token that can be exchanged for a plastic cup at the bars. If you have finished your drink, you can exchange your plastic cup for a new token at the bar. If you lose your plastic cup, and don’t have a deposit token you will be charged for a new deposit token at the bar.

  • Water Program

    Our delicious Dutch tap water belongs to all of us and therefore we are very happy to offer it to all of our Wanderers, for free. At Welcome to the Future, you will find the water bars everywhere and you can fill your cup or bottle up for free.

    Our water is not only very tasty but this way we also save a lot of plastic. Cheers!

  • Our Food Line up

    Made with love, right on the spot! From local to vegan, from vegetarian to organic, there is something for everyone at Welcome to the Future.

  • Come by Bike

    One-third of our visitors come to the festival by bike, emission-free!

  • Leave no Trace

    We feel honoured to have the opportunity to return to the lush and green surroundings of Het Twiske year after year. This is why we leave no trace on our festival grounds, meaning that we collect every single cup and cigarette bud after the festival, leaving the terrain almost untouched!

  • Green Teams

    Every year, our hard-working volunteers in green make sure that our festival grounds remain perfectly clean, in the true spirit of our leave-no-trace policy.