Frequently Asked Questions

General

Date and Opening Time

Oranjebloesem 2017 will take place on Kingsday, April 27th. 12.00 until 20:00h. Doors will open at 11.30, and the music will stop at 20:00. Come early if you don’t want to stand in line!

Venue

On a beautiful peninsula with a stunning view lies Blijburg Aan Zee, the most idyllic city beach of Amsterdam. Oranjebloesem will take place again on the 27th April at this unique location for the second year running. Later in this FAQ you can find all relevant info regarding how to reach Blijburg.

Food and Drinks

There are multiple bars spread across the terrain where you can buy both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There will also be food vans with a wide assortment of tasty and healthy food - including vegetarian options. You’re not permitted to bring your own food and drinks.

Tap water is available for free at specific points on the terrain.

If you have specific dietary requirements, and therefore need to bring certain food or drink, please bring a doctor’s note or something similar to apply for an exemption at the door.

Lockers

We have e-lockers (medium and large sized) at Oranjebloesem available. This means you’ll receive a code instead of a key, and you don’t have to pay a deposit.

You can buy a locker in advance online so you don’t have to wait in line at the festival. You’ll receive your locker number and code via e-mail just before the event instead.

The medium sized locker costs €7 (2 to 3 coats) and are 25cm wide, 24.5 cm high and 50cm deep.

The large sized lockers costs €9 (4 to 5 coats) and are 25cm wide, 33,5 cm high and 50cm deep.

(Bad) weather plan

Two of the big stages are completely covered with tents. Whatever the weather gods may grace us with - bright sun or rain - you have the option to stand under cover and out of the wind.

UPDATE: The current forecast fluctuates between sun and some rain. If it turns out to be rainy we will place extra tents for shelter. We advice you to dress adequately for every situation - dress yourself in adjustable layers and having a rain coat + warm sweater with you is always handy!

Celebrate Safe

Celebrate King’s Day, but please do it in a safe and careful way. Check out the Celebrate Safe website for tips to party safely.

Smoking and cigarettes

Smoking is not allowed in the tents or under roofs. Please go outside before you light up your cigarette. It is possible to purchase cigarettes at the festival, from the lockers. Please do not throw away cigarette buds in the sand, this damages the environment. Use the provided trash cans.

House rules

DO’S:


  • You need to be 18 years or older to visit Oranjebloesem. Please bring a valid form of ID.
  • Cooperating with security checks at the entrance is mandatory.
  • Please mind your belongings and store valuables. Pick pockets may be on the prowl.
  • Look sharp. By entering the festival you give us permission to photograph and film you, and to use any material made as we please.
  • Follow any instructions given to you by security or staff at all times.
  • Be careful! The organisation is not liable for any damage or injury - unless it’s the direct result of gross negligence.
  • By entering the event you automatically agree to stick to these rules.
  • In any dispute that causes discussion that is not mentioned here or elsewhere in the FAQ, the organisation will make the final call.

DONT'S


  • Bringing your own drinks, food, glass, cans, plastic bottles, aerosols, fireworks and pets is prohibited.
  • Weapons and other dangerous items are prohibited.
  • Physical violence, discrimination and intimidating behaviour, harassment and/or other offensive behaviour is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
  • Clothing with provocative and offensive prints are prohibited.
  • You can’t leave and re-enter the event during show.
Drugs

Hard drugs are not allowed on the festival. You can bring softdrugs up to 5 grams, no pre-rolled joints.

If you bring medication, please bring a doctor’s note or something similar to apply for an exemption at the door.

Pick pockets

Watch out for pick pockets – they are very active during King’s Day!

Hearing protection

Please take care of your ears! With music above 87 dB it is smart to use earplugs with a special music filter. With these earplugs you can still hear the music perfectly, conversations remain intelligible and most important of all, you prevent hearing damage and the annoying ringing after the event. In addition the Alpine PartyPlug earplugs are super comfortable. During Oranjebloesem Alpine PartyPlug earplugs will be available at all the cash desks. The PartyPlug earplugs are reusable, so you can protect your ears not only at naam evenement but on other festivals as well. Love your ears!

Wheelchairs

Blijburg aan Zee is a city beach and unfortunately not easily accessible with wheelchairs. With a specific beach wheelchair the whole terrain is accessible. There is also a disabled toilet.

Lost & Found

Lost something? Our partner iLost collects all the lost items. Check their website after the event to see if we’ve found something of yours. Contacting the organisation or Blijburg aan Zee is pointless.

Tickets

Buy tickets

There are a few tickets left at the website. IMPORTANT: there is no door sale during King’s Day. Buy your tickets in advance!

lost my ticket

Lost your ticket or didn’t receive one after purchasing? Via this link you can easily request your tickets again. If you have any other questions about your ticket, feel free to contact Tibbaa, the ticket provider on support@tibbaa.com

afterparty

Nachtbloesem, Oranjebloesem’s official afterparty takes place at The Loft in the A’dam Tower, from 20.00 – 03.00 h. Tickets are sold out.

Travel

Travel packages

This year we have partnered with Festlane and Festicket to offer a variety of packages including your ticket for the festival and your accommodation. Booking available in EUR, GBP, USD and CAD. Festicket also offers bookings in French and German.


Shuttle bus (recommended!)

There will be shuttle busses between Amsterdam Central Station and the festival site all day long.

The buses leave from De Ruyterkade 106. Follow the signs at the backside (north) of Amsterdam Central Station or use Google Maps.

You can buy your bus ticket from crew members in recognisable clothes, who are standing at the back of the station and on the way to the departure location. A ticket costs €5 (back and forth), cash only.

Tourbus by Busje delen

With our partner Busjedelen.nl we organise bus trips from different locations in Holland to Blijburg.Check out their website for more information regarding departure locations and pricing.

Train

Make sure you have enough credit on your public transport chip card, also for your return trip. Don’t have a ‘OV-chipkaart’? Buy the Oranjeretour ticket in advance for a round-trip ticket with 20% discount, and to avoid queues on the day. Only available online and only valid on King’s Day.

Bike

You can easily get to Blijburg beach by bike. Cycle from Amsterdam over the Schellingwoudebrug (via North) or the Amsterdam bridge (via East) and follow the signs to ‘IJburg’. From Amsterdam Central Station it takes about 40 minutes by bike.

Car: Kiss & Ride en parking

You are not allowed to park at Blijburg or the surrounding district. We advise visitors to come by public transport. If this is not an option, you can park at the Oosterdokssgarage (Oosterdoksstraat 150). From here you can take the shuttle bus and you’ll be at the festival in 15 minutes.

Kiss & Ride: Follow the A10 eastbound until you reach exit S114 (Artis - IJburg). Keep following the signs IJburg until you can follow signs that say Strand (beach). This will lead you to the Pampuslaan and at its end you will find Blijburg. People can be dropped of at the taxi point.

Abel

Abel is a taxi that you share. New customers can use the code abel-blijburg on King’s Day to get €10 discount on their ride to Oranjebloesem!

Contact

Questions

Do you have any unanswered questions? Don't hesitate to contact us by sending an email to contact@oranjebloesem.com

Perss

Press request? Please contact our partner Speak Easy Agency via +31208457986.

Neighbours

In our permit are strict noise regulations, which will be monitored by both the festival organisation and the municipality. Music will start playing at 12:00, however soundchecks might occur beforehand.

Plane