Awakenings Festival is a techno festival in Spaarnwoude, just outside Amsterdam. Awakenings' annual venture out of their legendary home at the Gashouder, this is the largest outdoor techno festival in the world.
One of the premier names in electronic music, Awakenings puts on amazing shows throughout the year, but this is their main event. Pulling out all the stops, the festival features lineups of the biggest names and rising stars of the scene.
With eight stages and over 100 acts spread throughout the scenic Velsen Valley site, this is truly the Netherland's techno mecca.
Sitting just north of Amsterdam is Spaarnwoude, home to Awakenings' lush, green site in the Velsen Valley.
Amsterdam Schiphol is the closest airport to the festival site. From there, trains run into Amsterdam every 10 minutes and take just over 16 minutes to arrive at Amsterdam Centraal.
The best way get to the festival is to take the tram to Sloterdijk and then use the official shuttle buses from there.
Minimum age of entry is 18. ID is required.