The Awakenings Festival, Netherland’s biggest two-day Techno music festival, is the beaming highlight of the Dutch music world with an attendance of nearly 90,000 people each year.
Since 1997, the Awakenings Festival has been the platform to showcase the latest and greatest international techno music talent. Anyone aged 18 and up can grab a ticket to the techno tour of the year and rave like never before.
The techno gala has also introduced many new-comer artists from this music genre to the world of techno lovers. It is not wrong to say that this festival has earned a reputation of one of the biggest techno music celebrations all across the globe.
The Awakenings Festival is held in Spaarnwoude, located between Amsterdam and Harleem. It is said that no other musical festival in the world features this many Techno DJ’s performing at the same place.
Around 90 acts are being performed on eight different stages, featuring a phenomenal lineup with many of the world’s biggest names in techno sound creation.
“If your heart beats to the rhythm of techno and deep house, Awakenings is where you belong.”
The event takes place in the west of Amsterdam, Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude and it is just located between Amsterdam and Haarlem. It takes maximum 14 minutes to travel from Haarlem to Spaarnwoude.
If you are planning to attend Awakenings Festival, We would recommend you to stay in Haarlem. As it only takes 14 minutes to travel to festival.
It is always recommended to travel by foot to explore a city in better way or riding a bike if you don’t like walking. You can easily rent a regular city bike from the bike stand in every corner. As they city Centre of Haarlem is small so better get a city map and explore the beautiful side of the city.
There are two train stations in Haarlem. Haarlem central and Haarlem spaarnwoude. The closet to city centre is central station. They run very frequently and very reasonable in fares.
However, you can commute through local bus as well.
Find out the timetable online and travel safely in Haarlem.
In Haarlem car is not much needed. Like we mentioned above that city centre is small and in some areas you can’t go by car. They are closed for motorized traffic.
There are heaps of places to stay in Haarlem as well as well as Amsterdam. For the best deals on hotels and Airbnb’s during the festival head to the map below.
Visit St. Bavokerk, considered a premier church in Haarlem and known for being one of the city’s landmarks because of its extraordinary architecture. Beautiful glass window and wooden ceiling beams makes it an exquisite church of Europe.
Haarlem is also famous for its canal cruises. Hop in the cruises and explore the city in more relaxed and detailed way, and you will surely fall in love with the city.
It must sound inappropriate to have a glass of beer in church but you can only do this in Haarlem. It is a former church turned into a brewery grand café. The beautiful church building is exotic in its way. Sip a glass of Haarlem’s famous Jopen beer to relax your mind after the tiring day of sightseeing.
Teylers museum, opened in 1784, is considered one of the oldest museum of Netherland. The museum contains classic collections of books, artwork, instruments and much more. Visit the Teylers museum to learn about the cultural history of Netherlands.
Spaarne66, is a must experience in Haarlem. Located just beside the Spaarne River, The café offers delicious doppio, latte and ristretto.
The ambience of this café is something special. The aroma of freshly-roasted beans just right beside the river will make you fall in love with the place. The beverages they have are renowned across Europe.
Awakenings festival is expected to start from 29th June 2019 at 12:00 and end on 30th June 2019 at 23:00 UTC+02.
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