How to travel

to Awakenings Easter Festival

We cannot wait to see you again! To avoid queues and save some time you can plan your trip, pre-order your bus, parking & locker tickets with a discount.

Travel responsible

Together, we can protect our planet by traveling responsibly.

Do you live a little too far to travel by bike? The easiest and most sustainable way to get to Easter Festival is to take the train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Avoid taxis and take the shuttle bus to the festival.

By Bike
The festival can easily be reached by bike, it's only a 40-minute bike ride from Amsterdam city center. We have a bike parking close to the entrance. You can rent a bike at one of the Black bike stores, book your bike in advance online here and get a 10% discount.

Address for your navigation system: Wethouder van Essenweg, 1165 NA Halfweg

Do you experience a flat tire on your way? We have a team that will fix your bike! Call +31651645596. They can be reached on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April between 11:30 and 15:30.

NOTE: don't forget to remove your bike before Monday. On Monday all the fences will be removed and all remaining obstructing bikes will be removed as well. Locks will get cut and costs are not refunded to you.
By Train
The easiest and most used option is to take the train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk. From there, you take a shuttle bus (10-minute drive) or a bike (25-minute drive) to the festival.

The train station Halfweg is closed during Awakenings Easter Festival, since the station is not big enough for our visitors.

Click here to plan your train trip and get your tickets in advance.
Shuttle bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk
These buses operate between Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station and Awakenings Easter Festival.

Departure times
The first buses depart at 11:00 and they will continue driving to and from the festival throughout the duration of the festival.

A return ticket between Sloterdijk and Awakenings Easter Festival costs € 7,70 in pre-sale. (€10,- on location)
It is easy to buy bus tickets directly in our ticket shop.

Leaving the event
For your return trip back to Sloterdijk, keep in mind that there can be a short wait for the shuttle buses at the bus stop. Also, be aware that it will take extra time gathering your things from the lockers and walking to the bus stop.

Facilities for visitors with a physical disability
At the shuttle bus station there are no special facilities. However, the shuttle buses are accessible for you. It is recommended to arrive as early as possible to avoid traveling at peak hours.
City Centre coach (direct bus from Amsterdam city)
We have City Centre coaches, going from 3 different locations in Amsterdam City centre, these buses will bring you straight to the Festival and back.
  • Central Station - De Ruijterkade at the river cruises (IJzijde, Backside of station)
  • Heineken Brewery - Stadhouderskade 78
  • Amstel Station - Bus platform Amstel Station
All tickets are return tickets.

Departure from pick-up point: 11:30 or 12:45 or 14:00.
Return from festival: 00:01

other travel options

Of course, we have other options if you can't travel via any of the above.

Car & Parking
Parking tickets are available in our ticketshop.

Parking for one day costs € 15,- in pre-sale. (€ 20,- on location)
Parking tickets for both days (combi) costs €30,- (2x € 20,- on location).

Your car can stay in the parking area from Saturday to Sunday but you are not allowed to sleep in your car.

Heining, Amsterdam

Turn off the navigation system from the moment you see the first yellow sign or mobile information system.

Keep your parking ticket ready on arrival, the barcode will be scanned.
Kiss & Ride
We have two Kiss & Ride areas.

Once you see the 'Kiss & Ride' signs, turn off your navigation and follow the signs.

Please remember which Kiss & Ride you were dropped of to make sure you are picked-up at the same spot!

Kiss & Ride - East
The Kiss & Ride Oost is located at the N1 ground.


Wethouder van Essenweg 2, Amsterdam

Kiss & Ride - South
The Kiss & Ride South is located at the SugarCity Events parking and is accessible via the N200. In order to find each other, tell your passengers to follow the 'Kiss & Ride' walking route from the festival site to the 'Kiss & Ride Zuid' location in Halfweg.

Haarlemmerstraatweg 7, Halfweg

Uber / Bolt
If you're leaving the festival by Uber/ Bolt follow the signs "pre-booked taxi" and order just before you arrive at this designated pick-up point.

It's a 15-minute walk from the festival exit to Wethouder van Essenweg 1, Amsterdam. This is the only spot in the area where Ubers are allowed to stop and pick up clients.

First time Bolt-user?

1. Download the Bolt app for iPhone or Android add your credit card. You can already do this now.

2. Enter the promo code ‘AWAKENINGSBOLT22’. You will get 50% discount (with a max of €10) on your first Bolt ride in the Netherlands (valid from 14-4 till 19-4).

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.
We do not advice to take a taxi. There will be a long queue at the end of the festival and prices will be high.

A better and cleaner way (50 persons instead of 4 persons in one trip) is to take the Sloterdijk shuttle service.

Taxis can only stop at the designated taxi area, so if you want to take a taxi to head home: start following the Taxi signing. The taxis for larger groups >4 will be lined up separately, so watch out to stand in the right line.
If you are organizing a bus trip on your own, please fill out this from, so we can inform you about the best route and available parking space. You will receive all the required travel information from our partner Traffic Support in the week before Awakenings Easter Festival.

Buy tickets

Buy your shuttle bus, centre coach or parking ticket in advance.

Parking for visitors with a physical or sensory disability

In case you need to park near the festival, please let us know.
You can buy a special parking ticket and show it together with your own 'physically disabled' parking permit to our parking crew. If possible, they will arrange a parking place near the event. A place near the entrance cannot be guaranteed.

With your disabled parking card, you get the most optimal parking at that time. When the parking is closed for other traffic the disabled parking ticket grants you access.

Note: this parking ticket is not for free. Please send an email to to get your ticket link.

make your trip more

We ask you to lower your travel impact on the environment. Trees take the Co2 out of the air, so by donating trees, we can contribute to a greener world. You can donate through the button below.