FESTIVAL INFO

  • Welcome to the Future 2 0 2 1

    We’re happy to inform you that the date for next year has been confirmed: On Saturday, July 24th 2021 we will return to our beloved festival grounds to celebrate our 15th festival anniversary!

    Welcome to the Future 2021
    July, 24th, 2021
    Het Twiske, near Amsterdam

  • DATE

    Welcome to the Future 2021 will take place on Saturday, July 24th from 13:00 until 24:00.

  • Opening Times

    Saturday, July 24th, 2021

    Doors open: 13:00
    Doors close: 22:00
    End festival: 24:00

  • Location

    Welcome to the Future 2021 will take place on the green hills of Het Twiske. We’re proud to call this beautiful foresty area near Amsterdam, filled with secret chill-out spots and plenty of space to dance, our home since 15 years!

  • Line up

    Several House- and Techno-inspired stages are scattered around the green hills and forests of our festival paradise. Keep an eye on our socials for more information!

  • 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!

  • Funktion One

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

  • Age

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

  • Lockers

    Every locker fits up to three coats, you can find them right near the entrance.

    Locker codes can be purchased in our online ticketshop as soon as the ticket sales start, or at the lockerdesk itself.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Payment method

    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).

  • PARTICIPATE / VOLUNTEER

    Would you like to experience Welcome to the Future behind the scenes and participate as a volunteer during the building period or during the event? Send us an email to volunteer@welcometothefuture.nl and tell us what days you would like to join!

TICKETS

  • Ticket sales

    Ticket sales for Welcome to the Future 2021 will start on a later date. Please keep an eye on our socials for more information.

  • Where to buy

    Always get your Tickets via our official online ticketshop.

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

  • Payment methods

    You can pay for your tickets using the following methods.

    Bankcontact/Mr. Cash, iDeal, Maestro, MasterCard, Paypal, Sofortuberweising, VISA

  • Ticket personalisation

    All our guests are asked to personalise their tickets before entering the festival. An email from Paylogic has been sent to the ticket buyers with the personalisation-link as well as instructions on how you can personalise your ticket.

    Thank you very much for your cooperation!

    All steps are also explained in our personalisation FAQ.

A GREEN HEART

  • 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

    Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free? No problem, we have it all! We’re serving a wide range of delicious meals and snacks, from burgers, wraps, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and crêpes to Indonesian, Mexican and Vietnamese cuisine.

    All cooked for you with love, right on the spot!

  • 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. Would you like to participate as a Green Team volunteer? Please send an e-mail to volunteer@welcometothefuture.nl

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.

  • Celebrate Safe

    Celebrate Safe (located opposite the Main stage) provides you with everything you need to know about responsible partying. Head over to their stand if you’re looking for advice by knowledgeable experts.

    Think for yourself, care about others!

  • First Aid

    There’s a First Aid post with on the festival terrain, please check the floorplan for the exact location.

    Not feeling well? Don’t hesitate to contact one of our security guards; he or she will guide you to the First Aid. You can also visit the First Aid team for a simple bandage or aspirin, or if you need to take a little rest.

  • Zero tolerance

    All festivals in the Netherlands operate under a Zero tolerance policy. This means that no soft- and hard drugs are allowed.

  • 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.

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 24th. 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 return ticket in our online ticketshop as soon as ticket sales have started, or at the bus stop on July 24th.

    On July 24th, shuttle buses operate between Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station and Welcome to the Future all day long. The first buses depart at 11:30. 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 will be available in our online ticket shop as soon as ticket sales start: https://tickets.welcometothefuture.nl/ or at the parking lot on the day of the event.

    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 14:00) 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.

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE 2020 POSTPONED

  • WELCOME TO THE FUTURE 2 0 2 0 POSTPONED

    Dear Friends,

    It is with great sadness that we need to inform you that the Dutch government has issued an official directive requiring the postponement of all events scheduled before September 1st, 2020. Therefore, Welcome to the Future 2020, won’t be able to take place on July 25th, and will be postponed to Saturday, July 24th, 2021.

    We share this announcement with a heavy heart. It is hard to imagine that we will not be dancing together this summer, celebrating life with all of you. These darker times remember us how much our music, friendships, and festival culture mean to us. More than ever, we desire to unite and experience this feeling of freedom.
    But one day we will dance again, harder than ever!

    See you on Saturday, July 24th, 2021!

  • What will happen to my ticket?

    For those who’ve already purchased their tickets for Welcome to the Future 2020, your ticket for Welcome to the Future 2020 will stay valid for next years’ edition.

    Because this situation is beyond our control we sincerely hope for your understanding.

    Thank you for your trust and support.