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.
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).
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.
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!
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!