WHERE: Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands
WHEN: from 25 to 27 August 2023
Mysterylad is the oldest and longest running electronic music festival. At least, according to the organizers. Born on a magical night of the distant 1993, he traveled to different places over the years, before finding a permanent home on the beautiful grounds of Floriade, in Haarlemmermeer. From the 2015 it takes place over a weekend and not more than a single day.
Great international stars and DJs will alternate during the Mysteryland weekend. You dance to the rhythm of Electronics, Urban, Hard dance and Hip Hop. Music, however, is not the only protagonist of the event; as indeed the name suggests. Mysteryland, in fact, is a Festival in which mystery and creativity find their maximum expression, between fantastic and imaginative scenographies. Incredible art installations, more or less gigantic sculptures adorn the whole scene, in an explosion of lights and colors.
And an experience to be experienced is the Campsite, set up at the Floriade in Haarlemmermeer. Not just a simple camping but an evocative place to start discovering the different areas. We start towards the mysteries that hide in the hills, in the bushes and in the unexplored corners of this fairytale world.
From 2011 to 2014, there was a parallel edition in Chile, in December.
Few kilometers separate Haarlemmermeer from Amsterdam. Mysteryland, therefore, can be the right opportunity to discover the beauties of the Dutch capital. Or viceversa. It can be an excellent alternative to spend an “over the top” day during another holiday in Amsterdam.
Photo, 2004 Patrick Savalle
Inside the area you can try over 50 different cuisines from all over the world, including pizza. You can eat and drink at the numerous points set up inside the area. You don’t pay for water, even in bars: it’s FREE. In the camp there are several supermarkets.
Only 5 km separate Haarlemmermeer from Amsterdam-Schiphol international airport. The plane, therefore, is the recommended option to reach the location of the Festival. Alternatively, Rotterdam/The Hague Airport is just over 50 km. If you are coming by train, you must get off at Amsterdam Centraal, that is, the Central Railway Station of the Capital. With the SPRINTER train you reach Hoofddorp Station. From the latter you could opt for a walk of just over 2 kilometers to reach the destination.
Alternatively, a non-stop shuttle service is available from Hoofddorp station on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online, on the Mysteryland official website.
Ample parking is available near the area for those coming by car.
Photo, 2004 Patrick Savalle
Friday, exclusively for Camping guests, from 14:00 to 02:00 at night. Saturday, the gates for the Festival open at 11:00. Sunday, opening at 12:00 and closing of gates at 23:00.
The Camping opens Friday 25 August at 11:00, with last check-in by 22: 00. Closing Monday 28th at 12:00
Please note that entry to minors of 18 is not allowed. A valid identity document will be required before accessing.
It starts on Friday, from 2.00 pm for an exclusive day inside the Campsite.
This year the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with a truly spectacular lineup. Hardwell, Joris Voorn, James Hype, Cynthia Spiering, Timmy Trumpet, Adam Beyer, Mau P, Alesso, Headhunterz, Warface will be among the main protagonists of the festival. With them there will be over 300 artists on 22 different stages.
It will be up to Sander Groet to open the event on the main stage with a DJ set that will lead the way for James Hype and MEDUZA. Closing of the two days of the festival with spectacular performances by the Australian Timmy Trumpet (Saturday 26) and the Dutch icon Hardwell (Sunday 27).
The standard ticket for a single day on Saturday costs €99.50, while Sunday €84. The Premium ticket for a single day costs around €100 more than the basic price, and includes the Full VIP Package, and exclusive access to the VIP Room.
The Weekend ticket, valid for both days, costs €189.50 for the standard version and €305 for the Premium version.
The Camping+Weekend costs €199.50 (standard) and €335.50 (Premium); includes access to the Festival and to the campsite for the entire duration, from Friday to Monday.
On the official Mysteryland website, you can purchase all types of tickets, including parking and shuttle coupons.
The Festival is perfectly accessible for all guests with reduced mobility. The organizers advise against camping. Nearby, however, it is possible to find numerous establishments equipped with all the necessary services.
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