Photo, 2004 Patrick Savalle
DATA: 25 and 26 August 2018
PLACE: Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands
Mysterylad it is the oldest and longest-lasting 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 land of Floriade, in Haarlemmermeer. From 2015 takes place over a weekend and no 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 could try out 50 different cuisines from around the world, including pizza. You can eat and drink at the numerous points set up inside the area. Water, even in bars, you do not pay: it's FREE. In the camp there are several supermarkets.
HOW TO GET
Only 5 km separate Haarlemmermeer fromAmsterdam-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, on Saturday and Sunday there is a non-stop shuttle service at 8.00 € return for a single day. The Shuttle leaves right from Hoofddorp station. Tickets can be purchased online, on the official Mysteryland website.
For those arriving by car, parking is available for € 15.00 per day.
On Saturday, the gates for the Festival open at 11: 00. Sunday, opening at 12: 00 and closing of the gates at 23: 00.
Camping opens Friday 24 August at 11: 00 and closes 27 Monday at 12: 00
Please note that entry to minors of 18 is not allowed. A valid identity document will be required before accessing.
The entrance ticket for the single day on Saturday costs 74,75 €, while on Sunday 59,75 €. The Premium ticket for the single day costs about € 100 more at the base price, and includes the Full VIP Package, and exclusive access to the VIP Lounge.
Il Weekend ticket, valid for both days, instead costs 114.75 € for the standard version and 279.75 € for the Premium version.
Il Camping Ticket costs 184.25 €; includes access to the Festival and camping for the duration, from Friday to Monday.
On the official Mysteryland website, you can buy all types of tickets, including parking tickets and shuttles.
The Festival is perfectly accessible for all guests with reduced mobility. The organizers do not recommend camping. Nearby, however, you can find many facilities equipped with all the necessary services.