Straf_Werk Festival 2017
“STRAF_WERK is all about the deeper sounds of house music.” The festival’s motto sounds like the delicious promise of yet another exhilarating break in the ever party-fuelled capital of the Netherlands. Despite its very recent presence on the Dutch electronic music scene, Straf_Werk was sold out for 4 years in a row, since its very first edition back in 2013, and can undoubtedly compare with the biggest juggernauts of the festival industry. Backed up by Apenkooi and Pleinvrees, the leading event organizers in Amsterdam, needless to state that the festival showcases an exquisite musical selection which spans the full tech house spectrum from A to Z.
FESTIVAL DATES & OPENING TIMES
Saturday 19th August: 12 AM - 11 PM
HOT SINCE 82
MAYA JANE COLES
- ADRIATIQUE, ÂME, ANOTR B2B LUUK VAN DIJK, ART DEPARTMENT, BAS DOBBELAER, BUURMAN & BUURMAN, CINNAMAN,DE SLUWE VOS, DELTAWERK [LIVE], DISCO DOLLY SOUNDSYSTEM, DJ TENNIS B2B JENNIFER CARDINI, FLORINSZ JANVIER, GEORGE FITZGERALD, HOT SINCE 82, HUXLEY, JOEY DANIEL, JØRGEN, MATADOR, MAIRO NAWAZ, MAYA JANE COLES, NUNO DOS SANTOS, PABLO DISCOBAR SOUNDSYSTEM, PRUNK B2B CHRIS STUSSY, PHILOU LOUZOLO, ROUTE 94, SIDNEY CHARLES, SOLARDO, TOM TRAGO B2B BENNY RODRIGUES, TODD TERJE [SOLO LIVE], TRACEY, WILL OIRSON B2B LUCKY DONE GONE, WOUTER S
On a sandy peninsula located just outside Amsterdam's bustling city center is Blijburg aan Zee, a beautiful venue and the city's go-to beach destination. Adjacent to a vast lake, the IJmeer, you can find beaches and sand dunes with a spectacular view.
Oranjebloesem takes over this idyllic place with four stages programmed with various strands of quality, underground music.
How to get there
FROM AIRPORT TO CITY:
Your trip is excluding transfers. Along with your travel documents, you will receive tailor made directions. In them, we will tell you how to travel from airport to hotel and from hotel to the venue.
- By train: there is a train running at least every 15 minutes to Amsterdam Central Station for 4,20€ (3,50£). From there, tramways, buses, ferries and metro lines will take you to many different areas of the city. Please check this awesome journey planner to find the easiest way to reach your destination.
- By bus: depending on where you need to go in the city centre, you can also take the bus. Bus 197 (Amsterdam Airport Express) will take you to Leidseplein via Museumplein and Rijksmuseum in about 35 minutes, for no more than 4,75€ (3,75£). Bus depart every 10 minutes from bus platform B9. For more information about this service, please check Bus197.nl.
- By taxi: there usually are many taxis lined up outside the airport terminals, which will take you to downtown Amsterdam in about 25 minutes. You can expect to pay around 40-45€ (30-35£). Taxi services such as Uber and Tinker are also quite popular in the Netherlands.
FROM CITY TO THE VENUE:
- By bus: Strafwerk is easy to reach by a special shuttle bus that drives back and forth all day from Amsterdam Central Station. A one-way trip takes approximately 15 minutes.
By bike: To reach Blijburg beach, cycle from Amsterdam over the Schellingwoudebrug (via North) or the Amsterdam bridge (via East) and follow the signs ‘IJburg’. From Amsterdam Central Station it takes about 40 minutes by bike.
By tram: Take tram 26 from Amsterdam Central until the tramstop ‘IJburg’. From there it's a five minute walk to the festival venue.
By car: Follow the A10 eastbound until you reach exit S114 (Artis - IJburg). Keep following the signs IJburg until you can follow signs that say Strand (beach). This will lead you to the Pampuslaan and at its end you will find Blijburg.
Home to more than 300 festivals and a countless number of music events which span all tastes and genres, Amsterdam has found its way to the top of the list as a world-class party destination.
With a population of just under a million, it may come as a surprise that such a small city has so much to offer. Nonetheless, Amsterdam has undoubtedly imposed itself as one of the hottest european capitals of electronic music, alongside Berlin and London, mainly thanks to its late legendary club Trouw, but also for its hosting of the internationally renowned ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) which welcomes every year an endless stream of the biggest DJs in the world, spanning the entire spectrum of electronic sub-genres.
But don’t get us wrong, the capital of the Netherlands is not only about clubbing and holds many surprises. That’s right, ladies and gents, whether you are a leather-clad guitar-loving buff craving to headbang to the most edgy indie-rock riffs, or a nostalgic hippie-chic fellow in search of a one-in-a-lifetime musical journey, you can rest assured that Amsterdam has what it takes to suit even the most unconventional booty shakers!
On-site services and practical information
- There are multiple bars across the terrain where you can buy alcoholic- and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be enough foodtrucks with a wide assortment of food. It is not allowed to bring your own food and drinks.
- Smoking is not allowed in the tents or under roofs. You’ll be able to purchase cigarettes at the festival.