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All you need to know

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Posted: 15 July 2023, 19:08 hour

Is it your first time vis­it­ing Vier­daagse­feesten? No wor­ries, we’ve got you cov­ered. Here is our advice with every­thing you need to know about the best sev­en days of the year!

1. Down­load the app 

Our Vier­daagse­feesten app, which is also avail­able in Eng­lish, depend­ing on the set­tings of your phone. Cre­ate your own time sced­ule and share it with your friends. On the map, you can also find a num­ber of our foodtrucks. Or you can eat at one of the local restau­rants, there is plen­ty of food on offer and you don’t have to make any reser­va­tions. On the map, you also find toi­lets, water taps, police, first aid and every­thing you need. When it’s over­ly crowd­ed, we acti­vate a crowd track­er. If you share your loca­tion, you can see it on the map and it helps you find a qui­eter spot. You can choose to receive push noti­fi­ca­tions so you won’t miss impor­tant updates. 

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2. Buy a wristband

It is not oblig­a­tory, but if you come and par­ty for sev­er­al days, it will come in handy to buy a wrist­band. It gives you free access to all toi­let facil­i­ties for the full 7 days, and every day a dif­fer­ent, exclu­sive event to join.

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3. Return your cup to the bar

You don’t need to buy tokens any­where, you pay with your bank card at the bar. Not every bar accepts cash. When you buy your first drink, you pay a one-time con­tri­bu­tion of €0.50 as an envi­ron­men­tal con­tri­bu­tion for the cup. For each sub­se­quent order, you only pay the con­sump­tion price when return­ing your used cup. The same cups will be used through­out the city, rec­og­niz­able by the Vier­daagse­feesten logo in the bor­der. You can exchange your cup for a new one at an out­door bar or ter­race. We ask you to bring your last cup to the bar as well, so we can recy­cle them to new ones. So please do and help to reach our sus­tain­abil­i­ty goals! Cups can­not be exchanged for money. 

4. Don’t bring your own booze

A huge fes­ti­val with over 1000 acts, and all of that for free! That has to be payed for some­how. And it is, by you — buy­ing your drinks at the bar. On aver­age, you pay 20 cents extra for your drink, com­pared to a reg­u­lar night out. If you buy 5 drinks per night, it means that you have all these per­for­mances for just one euro! It is for­bid­den to bring your own food and drinks. Secu­ri­ty and staff at the stages have the right to search you and obtain your bring-your-owns. That’s how we hope to keep organ­is­ing this free fes­ti­val for a long, long time! 

5. Vis­it the city on time

It is eas­i­est to reach us on foot or by bicy­cle. Places to park your bike, you find on the map. The first stages start host­ing shows at noon. One third of the stages host per­for­mances in the after­noon, not just for kids! On Sat­ur­day at 4 p.m., we host an open­ing event, on 22 stages at the same time. Hope to see you there!

6. Get an entrance tick­et for spe­cial shows

All shows on the out­side stages of Vier­daagse­feesten are for free. Just for the few stages indoors, you need a tick­et, like Stevenskerk Live, where you can also go abseil­ing. The city tours are free to join, but if you want to secure your spot, make a reservation.

Have a won­der­ful week!

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