This is where you can find practical information on the event, from ticket information to route maps and frequently asked questions.

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Friday 10 May 2019: 10.00 AM – 08.00 PM
Saturday 11 May 2019: 08.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Saturday night 11 May 2019: 6 PM – 11 PM
Sunday 12 May 2019: 10.00 AM – 08.00 PM

The festival area (TAETS Art & Event Park) is on the Hembrugterrein (Hembrug area), near Amsterdam

Friday from 10.00 AM to 08.00 PM.

Saturday from 08.00 AM to 06.00 PM and Saturday night from 06.00 PM to 11.00 PM.

Sunday from 10.00 AM to 08.00 PM.

The festival is ‘card only’. This means all payments (food, drinks, shopping, one-on-one workshops) are to be made by card. There is no cash machine, and there’s no need to bring cash money.

This is where you can find all the speakers we have announced so far. The rest of the programme is yet to be announced.

Not all speakers are present every day, but each festival day has an excellent programme. The things you can do and experience beside the lectures are mostly the same every day.

As a subscriber, you’ve had the first opportunity to buy Early Bird tickets. Besides, you have received a discount code that gives you a € 5,- discount on a regular ticket (excluding duo tickets and parking tickets). And to thank you, dear subscriber, for attending the festival, you will receive a little Happinez present at the entrance.

Several English speaking speakers and teachers will be attending the festival, so if you don’t speak Dutch, the Happinez Festival is still interesting for you.

Most activities (yoga sessions, cacao ceremonies, meditation sessions) are for free. The one-on-one sessions (massages, readings, henna) are not.

Yes, all lectures are free to attend. You can attend at least three every day. If a room isn’t full – and the rooms are quite big – you can always join shortly before the lecture starts.

You can interchange or return tickets within two weeks time (this is the legal deadline). After this, unfortunately, it is impossible to interchange or return.

You can, although we promote travelling by public transportation – because it’s more sustainable, and because we have a limited car park. The navigation address is Hemkade 18, 1506 Zaandam. Around the festival area, there are signs pointing you to the car park and the entrance. Parking costs 15 euro a day. You can purchase a parking ticket as an extra product with your ticket.

With a duo ticket you can visit the Happinez festival at a special rate, together with a friend or family member. A duo ticket consists of two tickets on a discount, valid during one day.

Sure you can! Zaandam is within a stone’s throw from Amsterdam. It’s approximately 25 minutes by bike from Amsterdam Central to the Hempontplein (Zaandam). You can take your bike on the ferry (crossing takes about five minutes) and from the harbour, it’s one minute to the festival area. You can park your bike in an (unguarded) bicycle parking.

Yes, you can! You can take the train to Zaandam. At the station, there are shuttle buses to the festival. It’s also possible to rent an OV-fiets (bicycle), there are 51 bikes for rent at the station. From Zaandam station, it’s approximately 10 minutes by bike to the festival area.

You can also take the ferry to the festival area. The Hempont (Hem ferry) goes 24 hours a day from Amsterdam (Hempontplein) and Zaandam (Hembrug Hemkade). The crossing takes about 5 minutes. It departs from Amsterdam at 00, 20 and 40 minutes past every hour and from Zaandam at 10, 30 and 50 past every hour.

It’s possible to contact us at with a clear description of your contribution. However, please know that the programme is nearly complete. The Happinez festival is a great place to meet new people. There are long lunch tables, the perfect spot for a spontaneous conversation. As a festival visitor, you contribute to the festival vibe anyway!

For the most part, the area is accessible for wheelchairs.

Please contact us at We’ll make sure you’ll get a special parking ticket.

Of course you can bring a companion, provided that he or she has a valid ticket to the festival.

Yes, in the festival are there are two separate places with wheelchair friendly toilets.

Yes. There are quiet areas, such as The Healing Garden, the yurts and the Chill Area. Friday is usually the most peaceful day.

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No, bringing your own food and drinks is not allowed. Eating together connects people, so the Happinez festival offers a diverse range of places to eat, with several vegetarian and vegan options. At The Gathering, there are food trucks and long dinner tables – a great place to enjoy food and drinks while listening to live music. At The Playa, there are terraces that serve good food. Of course people with allergies or other medical reasons are an acception.

If you have an allergy or another medical reason to bring your own food, please let us know by sending an expert medical opinion to beforehand.

It’s possible to take part in the festival with a stand or massage table; to show your brand or product and get in touch with the Happinez audience. It’s also possible to be a festival sponsor. We can develop a concept together, making sure your brand will draw attention. Are you interested, or looking for more information? Please contact Kokkie Rieffe at

Especially on Fridays, the Happinez festival is very suitable for a day out with the team. There are special business related lectures. If you want to visit the festival with your company, please contact

You can, but it’s not a child friendly area and there is no special programme for children. Because of the focus during lectures, meditations and healing sessions, we don’t encourage taking children to the festival. They are not allowed into the rooms. There is no special fee for children, but children under four can come for free.

Yes, no worries. There’s a first aid station in the area.

You can drop off your belongings in the Do Good area, at a small fee. All proceeds go to charity.

At the festival, several parties will film and take photos. By attending the festival, you automatically give Happinez and its media partners permission to record and use the media and you accept the conditions.

We’re sorry: you can’t bring any pets to the festival – only guide dogs are allowed.

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