- Opening times
Open: Friday, August 24th
Close: Monday, August 27th
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!
- About us
In the summer of 1993 the first electronic music festival of the world saw daylight in The Netherlands. On the shimmering open sand plain that is called the Maasvlakte, just below Rotterdam, 3.000 ravers came together to get lost in Mysteryland. At that very first edition in 1993 there was already a Tunnel of Terror, a live stage where bands like Quazar performed and even a tent with ‘100% classics’. Visitors that wanted to chill out could wander through the ambient garden and stretch out on the forestry sand dunes while sinking into the soundscapes of dj Ambient Daan.
Much has changed since then, but maybe even more things have stayed the same. We’ve grown quite a bit of course and our extended family now consists of over 100.000 party animals. Mysteryland still is the most immersive outdoor festival experience in the Netherlands, where you can enter multiple worlds at once, much like in a dream. We moved our festival grounds to the Floriade-terrain, with its placid ponds and mesmerizing leafy valleys. You can still get lost in our ambient garden, be surprised by a geisha jumping at you from the bushes or ask a fortune teller hiding below a jungle bridge to read your cards. You can experience the climax of your life at the Q-dance stage with its larger than life stage design and massive light, water and fireworks show or calm your senses in the healing garden.
Mysteryland still prides itself in presenting a variety of music that can unite all tribes of music lovers and party-animals. Mysteryland was the first electronic music festival to include both a Hip-hop and a Hardstyle stage. Nowadays you can hear every type of music, from the most merciless terror that will elevate you to the highest grounds to dreamy soundscapes that will help you calm down and nurture your senses. This variety in music attracts birds of different feathers, making Mysteryland one of the most open-minded, inspirational and inclusive festivals of the world.
Our lovely little festival has now grown to become a three-day manifestation with a full on board campsite that includes tipis, cabins, tents and exclusive camping stages where the party continues day and night. From a pioneer in the Dutch electronic music scene we have become a hallmark in the international festival calendar, welcoming visitors from over fifty nationalities, including countries such as Australia, Canada and Japan.
We still want each of our visitors to experience what we have always tried to achieve over the last 25 years: a shared connection through music. Come join and celebrate the future together with us!
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.
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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.
- Line up
- Dress Code
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.
- Food and drinks
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. If you need any info, please don’t hesitate to contact us: email@example.com.
Bringing your own food and drinks to the festival is not allowed, and not necessary either.
Are you staying at our campsite? Please read the “Camping” section for more info on what you’re allowed to bring to the campsite.
- Payment method
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).
- Free water bars
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.
At different stands located around the festival, it’s possible to pimp your outfit with limited edition Mysteryland merchandise. You can pay using cash, a credit, or a debit card.
You can purchase earplugs at the clearly signed earplug stands, check the floorplan for their exact location.
There are several cigarette 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.
- Lost & Found
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.
- Where to buy
- Types and prices
Tickets for Mysteryland 2018 will go on sale at the beginning of 2018.
- Camping tickets
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, 11h until Monday, 12h, as well as the exclusive camping pre- & afterparties!
Festival entrance for both days is included in all Camping tickets.
- Camping packages
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 and more information!
- Premium tickets
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 the 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!
- Download your ticket (again)
- Can somebody else use my ticket?
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 anymore?
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.
- Weekend tickets are bound to one person
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.
Also, please note that ins & outs are not allowed.
- Opening times
The doors of our campsite open on Friday, August 24th and close on Monday, August 27th.
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.
- Ins & Outs
You are only allowed to travel between the campsite and the festival. Ins & outs are not allowed, not even to the parking.
- Activities and services
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.
- Getting there by car
Are you travelling to the campsite 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.
- Getting there by public transport
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.
- Getting there by taxi
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!
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.
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.
- Lockers on the campsite
There are lockers available on both the festival grounds and campsite. However, we advise you to leave your most valuable items at home.
It’s possible to purchase a locker in our online ticketshop, once the tickets go on sale.
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 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.
- Charging your phone
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
- Other fluids
You’re allowed to bring 1 deodorant spray or perfume per person with you, but not if it’s in glass packaging.
Flammable fluids aren’t allowed at the campsite.
- Cooking on the campsite
Open fires, camping stoves and BBQs are not allowed. We’ll make sure that there are enough food trucks available to fit any appetite.
- Large items
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 1 meter.
- Sound systems
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!
- Disabled accessibility
Other than our festival terrain, which is perfectly accessible for disabled guests, 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 near our festival terrain to host your own slumber party!
How to get there
- Shuttle buses – Hoofddorp station
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.
- Touring cars
Joining us from another city and looking for a comfortable way to get to Haarlemmermeer?
EVENT TRAVEL offers more than 150 pick-up points throughout the Netherlands, meaning that there’s always a location near your house! You can buy a bus ticket (roundtrip) or a combination ticket (festival entrance + roundtrip) at WWW.EVENTTRAVEL.NL.
Organizing your own bus trip?
In case you’re organizing a touring car yourself, make sure to register in order to reserve a dedicated parking spot right near the festival entrance.
You can register your bus at HTTP://
Within 3 days before the event, all information will be sent to you via e-mail.
- Bike (or scooter)
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.
Live too far away to come by bike? From Hoofddorp Station you can borrow an 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’s only a limited number of bikes available!
- Car & Parking
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!
- Kiss & Ride
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.
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
- Green festival
Mysteryland is one of the most sustainable festivals in the world with a number of awards and certificates under our belt:
- EE Music Award for the highest reduction in energy consumption of all European festivals (2015)
- Industry Green Certification ** (2012)
- Industry Green Certification * (2013 & 2014)
- A Greener Festival Award (2014)
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.
- 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 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!
- 10,000 HOURS
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!
- Save energy
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.
- Plastic recycle program
All the plastic used at Mysteryland is recycled afterwards. We use only 1 kind of plastic on the entire terrain, making the recycling process more sustainable and effective than with mixed plastics.
- Leave no trace
We feel honoured 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
- First aid
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.
- Zero tolerance
All festivals in the Netherlands operate under a Zero tolerance policy. This means that no soft- and hard drugs are allowed.
- Bring your medication
Bringing your medication is only permitted in combination with an official doctor’s note.
- What you can bring
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.
- What you can’t bring
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.
- Breast pump station
Bring your breast pump to our First aid stand for a private place to pump.
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.
- (Semi-) Professional cameras
Good to know: Bringing professional or semi-professional photographic equipment to the festival is only allowed if you have been granted press accreditation.
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!
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.
- Disabled toilets
At every toilet area, there are disabled toilet facilities. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff if you need assistance.