Festival Saturday, August 26th
Doors open: 11:00
Doors close: 23:00
Festival Sunday, August 27th
Doors open: 12:00
Doors close: 23:00
Doors open: Friday, August 25th 14:00
Doors close: Monday, August 28th 12:00
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, traveling to different places along 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 uniquely bonding festival experience. Frankly, it takes the entire weekend to fully explore the vastness of the Floriade terrain. There are 16 area’s to discover, staging a wide variety of styles, with tantalizing performances by the leading artists in house, techno, deep house, hardstyle, hardcore, drum ’n bass, hiphop, 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 awaits 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 24th edition on the weekend of August 26th and 27th 2017. During a 3 day and night spectacle, the over 100.000 visitors are invited to embark on a musical journey and discover 250 dj’s and live acts on 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. Haarlemmermeer is located just 25km South-West of Amsterdam and 5km from Schiphol international airport.
Festival: Paviljoenlaan 1, Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
Camping: IJweg, Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
Mysteryland is a festival for adults (18+). Although we’d love to have each and every one of you, we cannot 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.
Our line up and hosting partners will be released within the next weeks. Keep an eye on our socials and website!
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 50 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). You also can withdraw cash on the terrain.
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.
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, chill areas, toilets, lockers, token points, first aid and all other important locations, as well as the timetable of all stages.
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.
Early Bird tickets
A limited amount of Early Bird Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, February 28th at 12:00 (CET). Be quick as these tickets known to sell out within only days or even hours.
Regular tickets will officially go on sale in the end of March, as soon as our line up has been released.
Camping packages will go on sale in the first week of March.
Early Bird tickets
Early Bird Camping ticket: €135,50
Early Bird Weekend ticket: €99,50
Early Bird Saturday ticket: €69,50
Early Bird Sunday ticket: €55,50
Camping ticket: € 149,-
Weekend ticket: € 109,-
Saturday ticket: € 74,50
Sunday ticket: € 59,50
With a camping ticket you can access our campsite from Friday, August 25th afternoon until Monday, August 28th noon. We have limited space on our camping, so be sure to book your ticket early if you don’t want to miss out.
A Premium ticket gets you a full Premium package including entrance to the festival, access to the VIP areas and a lot more. Check “Premium Tickets” below for more info.
Premium Saturday ticket: € 174,50
Premium Sunday ticket: € 154,50
Premium Weekend ticket: € 295,-
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 afternoon until Monday noon, as well as the camping pre- & afterparties!
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, a goodie bag, special discount on all our merchandise articles and a lot more. Limited number available so make sure to book your premium tickets early.
The tickets are not bound by name. Be aware, you need to be 18 years or older to access the festival.
Can’t come to the festival anymore for some reason, but already purchased your ticket? Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable. However, you can go and try to resell it yourself, as tickets aren’t bound by name. Be sure that, when you purchased a weekend ticket, the person using it on Sunday, is the same as the one on Saturday.
A weekend ticket cannot be split up in 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 25th at 14h and close on Monday, August 28th at 12h noon. Check-in times are from 14h until 23h on Friday and from 08h until 18h on Saturday. Anyways, the most dedicated Mysteryland Wanderers are with us from the first until the last minute, in order to experience the full greatness of our journey.
If you can’t make it on Friday, you’re also welcome to check in on Saturday, August 26th (from 08h until 23h). Be aware, there are no shuttle buses to and from the camping grounds on Saturday or Sunday, so you’ll have to come by car, bike, or take a taxi.
The camping is closing on Monday at 12:00 noon.
There’s no way you can try them all but here’s what our camping has to offer this year:
Jazz club, food court, 24h supermarket, free showers, tapwater bar, hair saloon, coffee bar, cocktail bar, cinema, styling saloon, tattoo shop, dress up stand, early morning yoga, massage, speakers lounge, 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 discover more about our camping madness.
Are you traveling 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 an hour before the opening of the campsite, so around 13:00, and will go back and forth the whole day.
You can buy shuttle bus tickets in advance in our online ticket shop, at Hoofddorp Central Station, or at the festival site.
Please note that there are no shuttle buses departing towards and from the camping on Saturday, so you’ll have to come by car or take a taxi! The navigation address is: IJweg, Haarlemmermeer.
If you travel by taxi to the campsite, please let your driver use “IJweg, Haarlemmermeer” as destination. Once near the terrain, please let your driver follow the “Camping” signs.
Next to a food truck plaza, there’s a 24/7 supermarket on our camping, selling a large variety of food and drinks as well as cigarettes and cosmetic products.
We also serve fresh smoothies, English breakfast and fresh croissants right at the entrance of your tents. So, a lot of deliciousness awaits us!
You’re also allowed to bring your own food with you.
Good to know: barbecues, open fire, and gas cylinders as well as mini fridges and portable tap bars are not allowed.
With a regular camping ticket you 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’re selling a very limited amount of camping packages, including fully equipped tents. Be quick if you want to score one of them, camping package sales will start in the end of March via our website.
We all sleep in tents at Mysteryland, so thank you for leaving your caravans and campervans at home.
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 already purchase your locker online via our ticket shop.
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, generators, and big sound sets at home.
There are charging points for your phone near the lockers. At these points, you can also purchase a portable (solar-energy) charger.
There’s a limit on the amount of drinks you can bring along with you. You may bring 1 liter of pre-mixed alcohol and no more than 4,5 liters of soda and soft drinks. Hard liquor and glass is prohibited.
You’re allowed to bring 1 deodorant spray or perfume per person with you, but not if it’s in glass.
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 Train 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.
Both campsite and festival buses start driving an hour before the opening of the campsite and festival. The last buses take off when all the visitors have left the festival terrain.
Buy your two-way ticket for the shuttle bus in advance in our online ticket shop.
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 on our camping. For more info 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, 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 ample parking space around the festival terrain. Use Paviljoenlaan 1, Haarlemmermeer as GPS address. Once nearby, simply follow the ‘Parking’ signs to the festival grounds.
You can purchase your parking ticket on beforehand in our online ticket shop. Please make sure to purchase the right ticket, as there are a lot of choices:
1. Saturday parking ticket
Is only valid on Saturday
2. Sunday parking ticket
Is only valid on Sunday
3. Party Weekend Parking Ticket
Not sleeping on the camping, but want to park both days? This ticket is valid on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that you’re not allowed to sleep in your car or van.
4. Camping Parking Ticket
You need this ticket if you want to park on the camping parking. Valid from Friday until Monday.
Please note! Driving by car to and from the festival might take a long time, up to 1.5 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 Paviljoenlaan 1 as the destination and follow the Kiss & Ride 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, our machines partly run on bio diesel, 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!
All generators on our festival site run on renewable energy. During our build up and festival days, we enforce strict energy saving policies and encourage our crew and suppliers to save fuel wherever 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 work with hard plastic cups on our campsite, helping us to keep our sleeping grounds neat and tidy. You’ll be asked to leave a little deposit for hard plastic cups.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
At every toilet area, there are handicap toilet facilities. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff if you need assistance.
Would you like to write a report about Mysteryland? Or make some beautiful pictures? Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know if we have a spot for you on our press list. You’ll hear back from us mid-August.
Good to know: Bringing professional or semi-professional photographic equipment to the festival is only allowed if you have been granted press accreditation.