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!
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!
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what days you would like to join!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
After a turbulent year filled with mixed feelings of uncertainty and hope, it is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Welcome to the Future 2021 will not be able to take place this season.
We had great faith for the summer of 2021, but because of the uncertainty of big-scale events being able to take place in July, we needed to make the decision and postpone our Family reunion once again.
We were forced to make this decision because we always aim to bring you an experience that meets the musical, productional and creative standards we have been building on the last 14 years. We have tried to delay this difficult decision as long as possible. But with less than 3 months to go until the production start of Welcome to the Future 2021, we feel that, at this point, time is running out.
If you are in possession of a ticket, please check your inbox. We have sent you an email with more information.
We are very grateful for your understanding and everlasting loyalty. It’s your heartfelt support that keeps us going during these difficult times.