The fortunate residents of our city center are a bit less fortunate during the Vierdaagsefeesten, because where there’s a party, there’s nuisance. To ensure that the Vierdaagsefeesten will be a celebration for everyone, we strictly but lovingly request from all our visitors to politely follow the Twelve Commandments of the Vierdaagsefeesten.
1 Thou shalt be considerate when homebound
Residents of the city center will hear you anyway. Shouting is not required.
2 Thou shalt enjoy
As if your life depends on it. But take care of yourself and remember: the use of alcohol and drugs is never without risk
3 Thou shalt separate
Separate your waste and make sure your PET bottles or cups will be turned into new ones for next year.
4 Thou shalt urinate in one of the many toilets or portable urinals
Using the festival grounds as a huge public urinal is not necessary.
5 Thou shalt be alert
Read the LED panels: decide for yourself if you will make the most crowded places even more crowded, or if you will go to a different location.
6 Thou shalt behave thyself
The entire city center is full of cameras… Big Brother is watching you
7 Thou shalt be kind to all thy fellow-partygoers
Hugs are free. The Vierdaagsefeesten has seen the start of many marriages
8 Thou shalt leave thy car at home
Walk, ride a bike, or use public transport. Traffic jams are boring and clean air is yummy
9 Thou shalt not be stingy
Buy your drinks at the bar: all party locations will remain freely accessible if you do so, since the bar owners pay for the line-up.
10 Thou shalt be proud of those who participate in the Marches
Their feet are close to necrosis. Giving them a gladiolus will not be out of place
11 Thou shalt use contactless payment
Because paying with cash is só 2001
12 Thou shalt return
And visit the Vierdaagsefeesten again.