As the days get shorter, the temperature is dropping, and it becomes harder to wake up, it is more important than ever to keep that energy up! In order to keep these amazing summer vibes active, we have selected the best indoor festivals for the coming weeks for you.
9 & 10 NOVEMBER • De Winteropening on Thuishaven
Thuishaven is an all-time favourite amongst students, and that’s no surprise. It is easily accessible by public transport, located in Amsterdam itself, always has an amazing vibe, and there is always someone you know! This particular edition marks the opening of the winter season.
The party is on both days from 13:00 till 23:00 but continues from 23:00 till 04:00 Saturday night. You can check the line-up here. It is already sold out, but it’s definitely worth it to buy tickets via Ticketswap.com, for example!
23 NOVEMBER • Qlimax, Herfstdrift, WTTF
The 23rd of November is giving people some tough choices with the huge number of festivals on this day. These are in our opinion the most recommended!
Qlimax is one of the biggest indoor festivals of the year. It is hosted in the Gelredome in Arnhem and has been entirely sold-out for several years in a row. If you like the harder styles of dance music, you have definitely heard of Qlimax. Even if you think that hardstyle is not for you, you should watch last year’s after movie and reconsider! This is one of the best moments to give it a try. The event is from Saturday 23:00 till Sunday 07:00.
Looking for a more relaxed genre to dance to, or is the 23:00-07:00 schedule not for you? Herfstdrift is the place to be. Hosting 6 stages with the best industrial DJ’s from all over the world, this festival is for everybody. Scheduled from 14:00 till 00:00, you can still get a good night of sleep afterwards (or an amazing after-party, of course!). There are still some tickets left, so hurry up!
Is Nijmegen and Arnhem too far for your comfort? No worries, there is a good opportunity within Amsterdam itself as well. Welcome To The Future will be hosted in Warehouse Elementenstraat. 12 hours, 4 stages, 4 different genres, from 12:00 till 00:00. Warehouse is definitely one of my favourite locations and has never disappointed me!
29 & 30 NOVEMBER • Reaktor
If you couldn’t attend any of the festivals on the 23rd, you can make up for it on the 30th at Reaktor’s weekender. Instead of ADE and New Years Eve, the organization has decided to fill Amsterdam’s Warehouse Elementenstraat with the biggest names in the techno genre. The party lasts from 23:00 in the evening till 09:00 in the morning on both days. This is definitely something to skip a night’s sleep for.
14 DECEMBER • 25 Years Rainbow In The Sky
Ever wanted to experience how the raving experience was in the 90’s? Paul Elstak himself will celebrate the 25th birthday of that one song that everybody knows and has invited The Partysquad, Mental Theo, Jebroer, and more. Sounds like fun if you ask me! It is hosted in the Gelredome and will be from 18:00 till 23:00, plans for that evening yet.
31 DECEMBER • New Year’s Eve
Man, the number of choices there are for New Year’s Eve… If you are done with eating ‘oliebollen’ with your family, there are a lot of opportunities to dance into 2020. These next four will take the spotlight in Amsterdam during this night.
Awakenings is one of the most anticipated parties of the year, and for a reason. Located in the Westergasfabriek, this is going to be one hell of a show. There’s no better way to start the new year with names like Pan-Pot and Reinier Zonneveld closing the party from 04:00 till 08:00.
Verknipt is another good choice with the ultimate combination of techno and house music. It will be in a huge warehouse in the north of Amsterdam, suited for 2.000 like-minded party people. Are you ready for the first-ever edition of Verknipt NYE?
Looking for a hip hop vibe? Tiktak is the place to be! This festival will take over five different cities throughout the Netherlands. The Amsterdam variant is hosted in AFAS Live, the venue with the best sound quality that I have ever been to. Want to count down 2019 together with Broederliefde, Frenna, Snelle, Bizzey, Boef, and many more artists like these? Now you know where to go.
And last but not least, the Ziggo Dome will take some shine as well. If you have some energy left for 2019, there is no better place to end the year than at Epiq. With some of the biggest names in Hardstyle, this will definitely be a party to remember.
We hope this list will keep your engine rolling until 2020! One important event to put in your schedule right nów: Aureus’ own party; VUSE on the 20th of February. You can find last years invitation and info here to get in the mood.