Open: Friday, August 24th, 14h (Check in Friday & Saturday: 14h – 22h)
Close: Monday, August 27th, 12h
Festival Saturday, August 25th
Doors open: 11h
Doors close: 23h
Festival Sunday, August 26th
Doors open: 12h
Doors close: 23h
Ins-and-outs are not allowed!
We are the mother of electronic music festivals. Born many moons ago – on a magical night in 1993 on Lelystad’s Midland Circuit – we were the first festival to bring together all the different tribes within the electronic music spectrum. We’ve been standing out ever since as the annual highlight of the Dutch festival summer, travelling to different places over the years, before finding a permanent home at the beautiful Floriade terrain in Haarlemmermeer. On these enchanting grounds, we have bloomed into one of the scene’s most diverse, open-minded and inspirational festivals.
Three years ago, we have transformed into a weekend festival, with our own colorful camping grounds, offering people from across the globe a unique bonding festival experience. Frankly, it takes the entire weekend to fully explore the vastness of the Floriade terrain. There are 17 stages to discover, offering a wide variety of styles, with tantalizing performances by the leading artists in House, Techno, Deep House, Hardstyle, Hardcore, Drum ’n Bass, Hip-hop, Trance, Trap, and Disco. Each part of this musical journey is set against a surreal backdrop of state-of-the-art stage designs. And, drifting between area’s, you may encounter a captivating performance, or stumble upon a magnificent work of art.
Don’t worry about not having enough time to unfold all the secrets of the magical surrounding. The most unforgettable Mysteryland moments are the ones you didn’t plan at first. No floorplan or timetable can truly prepare you for the mysteries lurking in the hills, shrubs and uncharted corners of this fairytale world. Adventure and spiritual enlightenment await those who dare to wander. Cherish each unexpected turn, each bizarre encounter, each twist of fate – they represent everything that Mysteryland stands for.
We will be celebrating our 25th edition from August 24th until 26th 2018. During a 3-day and night spectacle, over 100,000 visitors are invited to embark on a musical journey and discover more than 250 artists and live acts on 17 breathtaking stages. The on-site camping grounds welcome festival friends from over 50 countries and host pre- and after-parties as well as a very diverse food, activity, and show program.
The world of Mysteryland is rooted between the beautiful fields, forests and lakes of the Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands. Haarlemmermeer is located just 25km South-West of Amsterdam and 5km from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Mysteryland is a festival for adults (18+). Although we’d love to have each and every one of you, we can’t make any exceptions, not even if your birthday is the day after the festival. If your 18th birthday happens to be on the day of the festival, you’re more than welcome to celebrate this special day with us.
Everyone attending Mysteryland will be asked to show a valid (and original government-issued photo) ID at the entrance, which means: an ID-card, passport, or driver’s license. We do not accept photocopies or birth certificates.
Come as who you really are. We are an open minded festival and can’t wait to see all of your crazy outfits!
Be nice to each other and show respect to the standards and values of others. Please leave your potentially provocative sports related flags and shirts at home.
Wood-oven pizzas, on-the-spot grilled burgers, Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, German and Dutch cuisine, midnight snacks, healthy wraps, sweet crepes, English breakfast, French toast, ice cream, cocktails, smoothies, gluten free, low carb, vegan, or lactose free… We have it all. Our 70 food trucks and open-air kitchens serve fresh, honest and delicious dishes from all the corners of the world.
Bringing your own food and drinks to the festival is not allowed, and not necessary either.
Are you staying on our camping? Please read the “Camping” section for more info.
At Mysteryland you pay for drinks and food with tokens. You can purchase these tokens at the different cashier points using cash, a debitcard (Maestro) or a creditcard (Visa / Mastercard).
Water belongs to all of us. This is why we have water bars on both the campsite and the festival grounds. Using one of our super handy water bags, you can get refreshed as often as you want, and for free.
Get the right festival outfit and gadgets before the festival season by visiting our online merchandise shop.
We also have merchandise stands on the festival and camping terrain. You can pay there using cash, a credit, or a debit card.
We have lockers near all entrances where you can safely store your stuff. The lockers are big enough to share; they each fit around 3 coats.
You can purchase earplugs at the clearly signed earplug stands, check the floorplan for their exact location.
There are several tobacco stands on site. You can find their precise locations on the floorplan. Be aware that you are required to show your ID when buying tobacco as this is stated by the Dutch law. Both cash and debitcard are accepted as payment method.
For items that you lost during the festival, you can walk by our Lost & Found, located at the Info stand. After the event, please can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your lost item, when and where you’ve lost it and if possible a picture.
We hand out free floorplans to all visitors. You can grab them at the festival entrance or the info points. The floorplan includes a detailed map of all stages, food courts, toilets, lockers, token points, first aid and all other important locations, as well as the timetable of that day.
Tickets for Mysteryland 2018 will go on sale at the beginning of 2018.
With a Camping ticket, you’re in for a whole festival weekend including both festival days, plus, it grants you access to our magical campsite from Friday, 14h until Monday, 12h, as well as the exclusive camping pre- & afterparties!
Festival entrance for both days is included in all camping tickets.
Our camping packages give you the possibility to choose from different types of tents that we set up for you. The only thing you need to do is drop off your luggage – and off you go!
The camping packages will go on sale at the beginning of next year. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the exact date!
Premium tickets are VIP tickets giving you access to the VIP areas on our biggest stages such as the Main stage and the Q-dance stage. A Premium ticket also grants you access to a private entrance, private toilets near the VIP areas and a whole lot more. More information about all Premium tickets will be announced in 2018.
A limited number of Premium tickets will go on sale at the beginning of next year. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the exact date!
The tickets are not bound by the name mentioned on the ticket. Do note that a Weekend ticket can only be used by one person on both Saturday and Sunday.
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 (for example on Ticketswap), as tickets aren’t bound by name. Be aware that with a Weekend ticket, the same person should be using it on both Saturday and Sunday.
A weekend ticket cannot be split up into 2 single day tickets. This means that the person using it on Saturday, should be the same as the one using it on Sunday.
The doors of our campsite open on Friday, August 24th at 14h and close on Monday, August 27th at 12h noon.
If you can’t make it on Friday, you’re also welcome to check in on Saturday, August 25th (from 09h until 18h). Be aware, there are no shuttle buses to and from the camping grounds on Saturday and Sunday, so you’ll have to come by car, bike, or take a taxi.
Campsite check-in times:
Friday: from 14h until 22h
Saturday: from 09h until 18h
You are only allowed to travel between the campsite and the festival. Ins & outs are not allowed.
There’s no way you can try them all but here’s what our camping has to offer:
Jazz club, food court, 24h supermarket, free showers, tapwater bar, hair salon, coffee bar, cocktail bar, cinema, styling saloon, tattoo shop, dress up stand, early morning yoga, massage, karaoke bar, game corner, chill out areas, merchandise store, recycle store… and there is a lot more to discover. Keep an eye on our social channels to find out more about our camping madness.
Are you travelling to the camping by car? Please use IJweg, Haarlemmermeer as your destination. Once nearby, just follow the signs “Camping”. Please be aware that travel times from the parking site on your way home may take up to 2 hours.
Are you travelling by public transport? At Hoofddorp station, shuttle buses will await your arrival on Friday and they will bring you back on Monday. The buses start driving on Friday an hour before the opening of the campsite, so around 13h, and will go back and forth the whole day.
Please note that there are no shuttle buses departing towards and from the camping on Saturday and Sunday, so you’ll have to come by car or take a taxi. The navigation address is IJweg 921, Haarlemmermeer.
You’re allowed to bring your own food with you, but on the campsite you can find a complete food truck plaza, a 24/7 supermarket, and mobile points selling coffee, English breakfast and fresh croissants right next to your tents. A lot of deliciousness awaits us!
Good to know: barbecues, open fire, and gas cylinders, as well as mini fridges and portable tap bars are not allowed.
With a camping ticket you may bring your own tent with you, but you can also buy a tent in our merchandise or recycle store on the camping grounds.
For the glampers amongst us! We’ll be selling a very limited amount of camping packages, including fully equipped tents. These Camping packages will go on sale at the beginning of next year.
We all sleep in tents at Mysteryland, you’re not allowed to bring your caravans or campervans to the camping grounds.
There are showers on our campsite, and you can make use of them for free all day long, as well as at night.
Keep in mind that there might be a line during the busy morning hours.
There are lockers available on both the festival grounds and campsite. However, we advise you to leave your most valuable items at home.
You can find the lockers near the entrance of the camping.
Back to basics, camping as if it was meant to be: there’s no electricity available on the campsite near your tent. That’s why we ask you to leave your computers and big sound sets at home. At the showers there are sockets available for hair straighteners, blowdryers and shavers.
You can purchase a portable charger near the lockers.
You may bring a total of 4,5L of liquid, among which a maximum of 1L can be pre-mixed alcohol*.
For example, you could either bring 4,5L of soft drinks*, or you could bring 3,5L of soft drinks and 1L of pre-mixed alcohol
- All liquid must be sealed and packed in its original packaging
- Glass packaging is not allowed
- Pre-mixed = For example, Bacardi Cola, Gin Tonic, in original and sealed packaging
- Soft drinks = soda’s, beer, wine (under 15% alcohol)
- Strong liquor (alcohol percentage over 15%) is not allowed
You’re allowed to bring 1 deodorant spray or perfume per person with you, but not if it’s in glass.
Flammable fluids aren’t allowed at the campsite.
Open fires, camping stoves and BBQs are not allowed on the campsite. We’ll make sure that there are enough food trucks available to fit any appetite.
To make your camping journey as comfortable as possible, you’re very invited to bring along – next to your tents – foldable chairs, pillows, blankets, inflatables, as well as cool-boxes.
You’re also allowed to bring a small, foldable umbrella, as long as it doesn’t have a pointy top. Selfie sticks are also allowed as long as they’re foldable and no longer than 1m.
We try to keep our festival neighbours happy, this is why high volumes and block parties aren’t allowed on our campsite. But, of course, you may bring small battery powered speakers with a maximal volume of 80 dB(A). And, for the real party heads: you can keep dancing in our silent disco, all night long!
The festival terrain is perfectly accessible for disabled guests, but our campsite is a pristine piece of grassy land. Therefore, we discourage disabled festival goers to stay on the campsite. Don’t worry; there are more than enough nice hotels and bungalows to host your own slumber party.
Getting there & away
An easy way to reach the festival is by train. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a non-stop shuttle bus service to the festival grounds and back, departing from Hoofddorp station.
You need a separate shuttle bus ticket on both days. Please note that shuttles to and from the campsite only operate on Friday and Monday.
The buses to both the camping grounds and the festival terrain start driving an hour before the opening. The last buses take off when all the visitors have left the festival terrain.
Plan your train trip in advance via ns.nl, or use their app.
Share a touring bus with others! Choose convenience and travel with a luxury coach to Mysteryland.
Event Travel has more than 300 pick-up locations throughout the country, as well as from Germany. You can choose a return trip for Saturday and Sunday, or from Friday till Monday if you’re staying at our campsite. For more info visit Eventtravel.nl.
For those organizing their own party bus trip, please send us an email!
If you are flying in from abroad, you can easily reach the festival by combining your trip with an Eventtravel bus. Find your airport of arrival in our overview below to see which pick-up location is closest.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Eventtravel Busstop in front main entrance (Arrival hall)
Eindhoven airport – 30 min bustrip to Eventtravel location (P-plaats Prof. Dr. Dorgelolaan t.h.v. nr.6, Eindhoven)
Rotterdam the Hague airport – 35 min Eventtravel location (Voor Albeda College, Rotterdam)
Bustickets can both be bought in combination with a festival ticket or on its own.
For more information, visit Eventtravel.nl.
If somebody is bringing you to the festival, please use Paviljoenlaan 1, Hoofddorp as your GPS destination, and follow the signs to ‘Kiss & Ride’. After the festival, follow the Noord exit to reach the ‘Kiss & Ride’ designated pick-up area.
Staying or living nearby? In that case, cycling is most certainly the best and quickest option. Follow the cycling traffic instructions to the festival (please use Paviljoenlaan 1 as your destination), and park your bicycle in the designated areas.
Do you live too far away to come by bike? From Hoofddorp Station you can borrow a OV-bike which you can rent for only €3,35. Once the night is over, and you’re on your way back from the festival – just simply return it at the station. Super convenient, but make sure you are on time – there are only a limited number of bikes available.
There’s enough parking space around the festival terrain. Use Paviljoenlaan 1, Haarlemmermeer as GPS address. Once nearby, simply follow the ‘Parking’ signs to the festival grounds.
We don’t recommend you to come by car, as departure times after the festival can take up to 2 hours!
We don’t recommend you to come to Mysteryland by taxi. As a limited amount of taxis are available, it’s hard to get one. Plus, your driver won’t be able to pick you up at the same location as where he dropped you off.
If you come by taxi, please let your driver use “Spieringweg, Hoofddorp” as the destination and follow the Taxi signs towards the festival.
Green festival soul
Mysteryland is one of the most sustainable festivals in the world with a number of awards and certificates under our belt:
– Industry Green Certification ** (2012)
– Industry Green Certification * (2013 and 2014)
– A Greener Festival Award (2014)
– EE Music Award (2015) for the highest reduction in energy consumption of all European festivals.
And that’s not for nothing… We separate all the waste and recycle all the plastic at the festival, serve free water to our visitors, the meat we serve is organic, and we follow the ‘leave no trace principle’ on our festival grounds.
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 Mysteryland, you will find the water bars everywhere and you can fill your cup or bottle up for free. At the water bars you can also purchase our famous limited edition water bags.
Our water is not only very tasty, but this way we also save a lot of plastic. Cheers!
Together with the non-profit organisation of 10,000 HOURS, we invite our visitors to the annual Mysteryland volunteer days. Since 2010, more than 30,000 hours of voluntary work have been donated and that total continues to grow. Together with other festivals, DJ’s and volunteers, the foundation supports different voluntary projects aimed at the most vulnerable people in our society. For more information, visit www.10000HOURS.nl.
By joining forces and working with the Foundation 10,000 HOURS, we want to encourage dance lovers to do more volunteer work within our community. Because, together we can make a difference!
We operate with a strict energy policy at Mysteryland. All crew members, suppliers and technicians operate on an energy saving level, to make sure we build and run Mysteryland as efficiently as possible.
All the plastic used at Mysteryland is recycled afterwards. We use only 1 kind of plastic on the entire terrain, making the recycle process more sustainable and effective than with mixed plastics.
We feel honored to have the opportunity to return to the lush and green surroundings of Haarlemmermeer 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.
Health and safety
At the festival, our heroes at the first aid are there to help you at any time of the day (and night). Are you not feeling well? Then head over there. Don’t worry, they won’t call your mother if you have been misbehaving, and they certainly won’t tell the police. Their biggest concern is that you are doing well, so don’t hesitate to ask for help.
All festivals in the Netherlands operate under a zero tolerance policy. This means that no soft- and hard drugs are allowed.
You’re allowed to bring inflatable animals, dress suits, empty camel bags, personal cameras, condoms, go-pros, selfie sticks (when folded), cigarettes, roll-on deodorant (no spray cans!), foldable umbrellas, and chargers.
Bringing your medication is only permitted in combination with an official doctor’s note.
Your safety is extremely important to us. Therefore, everything and everyone is searched at the entrance (including luggage). Do you have something with you that is on our ‘blacklist’? Then we’ll throw it away. Pay attention! In some cases, access to the site of the festival may be denied.
You’re not allowed to bring weapons, sharp or hard objects, glass and fluids. Bringing your own food and drinks is only allowed on the camping grounds (and not on the festival site). When in doubt, contact us via email@example.com or Facebook.
Bring your breast pump to our First aid stand for a private place to pump.
Mysteryland festival is accessible to everyone. Are you unable to enter via the regular entrance or do you need special equipment? We have taken a number of measures and facilities. Assistance? Please don’t hesitate to ask the staff at Mysteryland for assistance!
During Mysteryland, you can ask for help at the information desk. Do you need a handicap parking spot or want to be dropped off closer than the Kiss & Ride? Ask one of our supportive traffic controllers.
Our shuttle buses are easily accessible for our disabled visitors.
Questions? Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At every toilet area, there are handicap toilet facilities. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff if you need assistance.
Requests for accreditation for Mysteryland 2018 will only be considered if submitted via the official Press Accreditation form. Find the link here at the beginning of 2018.
Good to know: Bringing professional or semi-professional photographic equipment to the festival is only allowed if you have been granted press accreditation.