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How to get there

I want to rent a bike to get to the Gashouder, is this possible?

Awakenings New Years Specials can easily be reached by bike. To make it even easier for you to bike your way to us, we’ve already figured out where you can rent a bike. Below you can see where you can rent a bike and for what price: 
 
Het Zwarte Fietsenplan
13 locations
Opening hours
Monday till Friday: 08:00 – 20:00 
Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
 
Show the last info mail and get a 10% discount!
 
Eddy’s Bikeshop
3 locations
Opening hours
Monday till Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 12:00 (to return bikes)
 
Show the last info mail and pay only €8,- for 24 hours!

Where can I park my bike?

We’ve built a special bike parking close to the event, address: Gosschalklaan 12. Follow the signs and park your bike there. Bikes parked at other inconvenient places will be removed due to safety regulations.

Don’t forget to take your bike home: the bike-parking will be removed shortly after the event and bikes that are still there will be cut loose.

How do I get to the Gashouder by car?

The address of the nearest parking is: 

Garage Westerpark
Van Bleiswijkstraat 8, Amsterdam

You can get a parking ticket online for €15,- (see the button below and scroll down to the right event) or buy it at a cashier inside the Gashouder (exchange your online e-ticket at the locker desk at the event). This way you'll avoid paying the full amount of €2,- per 35 minutes at the ticket machines in the garage.

Attention please:
When entering the garage, please take the right entrance cause the left entrance seems to have some technical difficulties. 

Buy parking tickets

Is it possible to use Uber?

Yes, it is possible to use Uber in Amsterdam and we have a partnership with the Uber service to travel to Awakenings with €15 off your first ride! 
Travel easily, cheap, comfortable and fast to or from the Gashouder, Amsterdam. 



How does it work?
Via the Uber app you order a ride with one tap: a car with professional driver. When you arrive at your destination, your ride gets charged on your connected credit card or PayPal account. Good to know, UberX is 45% cheaper than a regular taxi! 

Your first Uber in 3 steps:


1. Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android. On any other phone go to m.uber.com.

2. Enter the promo code '2017AWAKENINGS'. You will get €15 discount on your first Uber ride in the Netherlands.

3. Order an Uber. Select your destination adres in the Uber app, check your pickup location and order your Uber. Within a few minutes your driver arrives. Leaving Awakenings? The Uber app will show you automatically where to go for the pick up location where you can find your driver. 
 
New Year's Eve Ride Guide
- With so many people out celebrating this New Year’s Eve, we’re anticipating that fares may be higher around 10pm and around 1am due to increased demand. 
Before you request an Uber, you’ll see the total cost of your ride so there are no unwelcome surprises heading into the New Year. Fares fluctuate based on demand, so if it’s out of your price range, check back later for lower fares.
- Make sure you get into the right car with the right driver. Double check your driver’s car model and license plate in the app before you hop in your ride.
- Call the driver via the app when you can't find him for a clear meeting point.
- Going Dutch: during the ride you can share the costs with your party crew directly in the Uber app trough the option 'Fare split'.

Download the Uber app

Are there any taxis near the Gashouder?

There will be a special taxi-stand near the Gashouder, just follow the signs to get to there. Remember there is a chance fewer taxis are available with New Year. And please beware of the illegal "taxi drivers" (called snorders). It's illegal to get in the taxi with them, fines for using them can run very high.

If you want to use Uber, please beware they will stand close to the car park across the street and are not allowed on the taxi-stand at the Gashouder.

How do I get to the Gashouder by public transport?

Plan your travel with 9292 and be aware that during holidays travelling schedules of public transport may differ from their normal schedules. Check out more info about trains/trams/busses here

Rules and regulations

What are the rules and regulations during Awakenings NY Specials?

  • First of all: bring your happy face.
  • Please print your E-ticket.
  • Age 18+ (don't forget your ID).
  • No entrance after 06:00AM!
  • Always follow the instructions of staff, security and emergency services personnel.
  • No fireworks/weapons/sharp or dangerous objects are allowed.
  • No drugs are allowed, so all hard drugs, pills, powders, liquids and mushrooms are forbidden. Hash/weed (<5gr) are tolerated (no pre-rolled joints!) only at our events in Amsterdam Gashouder.
  • Security will thoroughly search everybody before entering the event.
  • When hard drugs are found you will be removed from the event and you might be handed over to the police.
  • You're not allowed to bring your own drinks/foods/beverages.
  • Camera surveillance is part of our and your safety.
  • No professional photo/film/video/audio equipment nor "selfie-sticks" are allowed. 
  • Standard digital cameras are allowed.
  • No football shirts or shirts with offending lyrics/symbols/etc. are allowed. 
  • Please keep your shirt on at our events.
  • Smoking is only allowed in the smoking areas, follow the "smoking signs".
  • We have the right to refuse admittance without restitution of entrance fees.
  • Access is at your own risk. If you feel uncomfortable or if you want ear protection, please go to our first aid/EHBO/EMS.

What is the policy on drugs at Awakenings NY Specials?

Hard drugs are not allowed. Hash/weed is allowed with a maximum of 5 grams (no pre-made joints). Check out Unity for more drugs info and watch the nice info video (French,Italian, Germany and Spanish subtitles available). Awakenings, EMS (first aid) and Unity are partners of the "Celebrate Safe" campaign. Be aware you're party is over if security will find any drugs on you.

More about Celebrate Safe

Practical information

What are the times of the events?

  • Awakenings Early New Years Special on December 30th will start at 22:00 and end at 08:00
  • Awakenings New Years Eve Special on December 31st will start at 20:00 and end at 06:30
  • Awakenings New Years Day Special on January 1st will start at 20:00 and end at 06:00 

For the timetables of the events click at the button below and scroll down to the right event.

Check timetables

Will there be lockers available at the Gashouder?

Yes, there will be lockers from Lockerbox available at the Gashouder. With the electronic lockers from Lockerbox you will not receive a key, but a code to open it. Advantage: no more returning the key and getting back your deposit (no deposit –paying upfront either). 

How does it work? 
For €6,- (or big locker €8,-) you’ll get a voucher with your locker number and a secret code. Type in your secret code at your locker and turn the lock. Make sure that no one is watching over your shoulder when you’re typing in your code! Keep your voucher (if you throw it away/lose it, there is a possibility someone else can get access to your personal belongings). Put your belongings safely in the locker and close it (turn the lock). You can open and close the locker as often as you want to. Reserve your locker now via the button below and scroll down to the right event.

Advice: save your number and code on your phone or app/text it to a friend. 

You can buy your locker ticket online before the event. The e-ticket can be scanned at the Gashouder and this will avoid waiting at the Lockerbox desk.

Buy your locker tickets

Where can I buy tokens at the Gashouder?

We have 8 selling units for tokens (you can pay with cash or cards), 2 bars, 1 cocktail bar, 2 toilet-groups, food/ice, cigarettes, smoking areas and of course first aid.

You will get a free floor plan (including timetable) at the entrance. 

Is there a special entrance and are there toilets for severely disabled guests?

We have a special entrance for disabled guests and at every toilet group there are toilets available.

Can I bring my medication?

Make sure you bring an official declaration from a doctor. In case of doubt, our First Aid (EMS) will check your medication. Want to know more about EMS? 


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