The Gashouder is a place of extremes: it's the home of Awakenings. With its circular shape, pillar-free interior and wrought iron roof construction, the Gashouder is the most distinctive venue in Amsterdam. No one who attends an event here will ever forget it. It was built in 1902 and at the time it was the largest gasholder in Europe. The gas was stored on top of the Gashouder in a steel tank that extended telescopically to a height of forty meters.
What are the rules and regulations of events at the Gashouder?
- Bring your happy face.
- Age 18+ (don't forget your ID).
- Always follow the instructions of staff, security and emergency services personnel.
- We have the right to refuse admittance without restitution of entrance fees.
- Before entering, our crew or security can ask for your identification to check your name and age.
- Always respect other visitors, no (sexual) harassment will be tolerated. Read our Code of Conduct.
- No pets / fireworks / weapons / sharp or dangerous objects are allowed.
- No drugs are allowed, so all hard drugs, pills, powders, liquids, mushrooms and N20 (nitrous oxide/laughing gas) are forbidden.
Hash / weed (<5 grams) are tolerated (no pre-rolled joints!) only at our events in Amsterdam Gashouder.
- Security will thoroughly search everybody before and during 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.
- Store your bags and jackets in our lockers.
- Camera surveillance and metal detectors are part of our and your safety.
- Selfie sticks, professional photo / film / video / audio equipment are not allowed. Standard digital cameras / phones are allowed.
- Club oriented football shirts or shirts / stickers with offending lyrics / symbols etc. are not allowed.
- Football shirts of national teams are allowed.
- Please keep your shirt on.
- Masks are not allowed.
- Smoking is only allowed in the smoking areas, follow the "smoking signs".
- Access is at your own risk. If you feel uncomfortable or if you want ear protection, please go to our first aid/EHBO/EMS, they are your friends.
- It's forbidden to have commercial activities in and around the festival area, without the agreement of the organisation.
- Large flags / inflatable objects are not allowed.
- No entrance after two hours from the end and no re-entrance after leaving the party!
What is the best way to travel to the Gashouder?
We’ve built a special bike parking close to the event. 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.
Special bike deals
Awakenings in the Gashouder can easily be reached by bike. To make it even easier for you to bike to the Gashouder, we've already figured out where you can rent a bike.
Public Transport You can travel via Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station or Amsterdam Central Station, please plan your travel with 9292.
Traveling by train is not only sustainable, it is also very easy. We have partnered up with Choo-Choo, experts in booking the best international train trips. Click here to view the options.
The address of the nearest parking is: Q-park Westerpark, Van Bleiswijkstraat 8, Amsterdam
If Q-park Westerpark is full, there is Parkbee.com (only available with Parkline or Parkmobile) on:
- Haarlemmerweg 504
- Van Hogendorpstraat 28
- Van Beuningenstraat 92
- De Wittenkade 24
Be aware not to leave valuables in your car, thieves with Bluetooth trackers seem to be active in the area.
There will be a special taxi stand near the Gashouder, just follow the signs to get there. Remember there is a chance fewer taxis are available during the Holidays. And please beware of the illegal "taxi drivers", it's illegal to get in a taxi with them, and fines for using them can run very high.
Bolt/Uber Travel easily, fast and comfortably with Uber/Bolt to your next destination, you will find your driver at the pick-up point near the Vredenhofweg. Please follow the pre-booked taxi signs.
1. Download the Bolt app for iPhone or Android add your credit card. You can already do this now.
2. Enter the promo code ‘AWAKENINGS23’. You will get 50% discount (with a max of €10) on your first Bolt ride in the Netherlands.
3. Request your Bolt: Fill in your destination address in the Bolt app, check your pickup location and request. A driver will arrive in no-time.
Can I buy tickets at the entrance?
If the event is sold out, it is not possible to buy tickets at the venue. Please check Ticketswap to see if there are any tickets offered.
I lost my ticket, what should I do?
Please try to search for 'Paylogic' in your inbox and also check your spam folder. If this doesn't get you any results, please go to consumer.paylogic.nl/tickets, so we can resend your ticket(s) and/or confirmation e-mail to your mail address.
Will there be lockers available and what are the measurements?
Yes, there will be lockers available during our events. You can buy your locker ticket online before the event. You will receive (48 hours before the event) an e-ticket with your own locker number and a secret code, so this will avoid waiting at the locker desk.
The locker measurements are:
Standard: H22 * B25 * D50 cm
Large: H36 * B25 * D50 cm