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Postby dsme » 04 Jul 2014, 03:27

Hi all,

This is a mini guide on getting to Defqon from Scotland. If you have never been to Amsterdam before, watch out for trams, cyclists and bikers.. I have lost count on how many times I've nearly been knocked down over the past week.

We flew from Edinburgh airport to Schipol on the Thursday night and stayed in a hotel in Amsterdam until Friday as the flight times weren't suitable for arriving early to Defqon on the Friday.

Once we arrived in Amsterdam we got a train from Schipol airport to Amsterdam Central, if I remember correctly the platform is 14a, the cost of the train is 4 euros.

We stayed at Atlanta hotel in Rembrantplein square, our three single bedded room was good but the other two who had a twin room was rather poop. (for thre record we also stayed at the rembrantplein square hotel which I preferred over Atlanta hotel).

Getting from Amsterdam Central to Rembrantplein was easy, we just jumped on a tram outside Amsterdam Central. Number 9 (at platform 4 I think?), the last stop is Diemen which is what it will say on the tram. Cost 2.80euro for 1 hour, trams are charged at an hourly rate.

So heading to Defqon, we got tram 9 again back to Amsterdam central, again 2.80euro.

We then got a tram from Amsterdam Central to Dronten which took around 1hour at a cost of 14euro. Get whatever you are taking to Defqon food and drink wise in Amsterdam as there isn't anywhere to get it after you leave Central Station. After arriving at Dronten we jumped on the shuttle bus to Defqon.

Defqon 1 is expensive to eat and drink at, this year you had to buy tokens (unsure if it's like that every year). 1 token cost 2.50euro and minimum you could purchase was 4 tokens. All food and drink was very expensive.

It is very easy to get around Holland, and if you are stuck just ask someone around you.. Majority of people do speak English.

Tips:
Bring sandals for the shower
Bring tissues in case you get any bleeding noses (like I did, very prone to them)
Bring your food and drink allowance to Defqon

If you get a weekend ticket make sure you attend both endshows and both after partys.

Ensure you arrive early on Friday to get a good camping spot.

Make sure any clothes you bring comes in a suitcase with wheels. We put our clothes in a hold all and it was a nightmare to carry.

Any other questions or queries feel free to contact me, looking forward to next year already :one:
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Postby bassfaceBAM » 15 Feb 2015, 06:44

How much would u say need all in ? For tickets flights and camping. Was thinkin need 600 quid. Sounds realistic?
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Postby Riseley » 02 Mar 2015, 03:34

You could do it on £600 in my opinion just depends how much you like to drink and eat over the weekend and whether you are just doing the festival or staying in hotels before and after!

Flights probably £100 max return - ticket £80-£100 for the weekend £40 travel return from amsterdam and back the rest is beer and food aslong as you bring your own tent etc... This is just a rough idea!
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Postby dsme » 19 Mar 2015, 14:55

Yeah £600 is realistic. I'm sure I spent ~£1000 all in last year, but I stayed in Amsterdam for 5 days (£1000 includes everything, hotels etc). Bring the maximum food and drink you can because it is expensive to eat and drink at the festival, there is a limit to how much drink you can bring so check this before you buy. PM me if you need anything else as i'll get an email notification, not on here too much :)
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Postby Wizo » 21 Mar 2015, 13:28

who eats at raves man :rofl: weekend ones or no. save the money for drink!
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Postby Wavelength » 07 Jan 2016, 21:15

^ Wizo if you can jump about silly for a weekend and do it on an empty stomach I applaud you..

#1 tip here is bring food with you. The overpriced and mediocre food isn't worth the money they want you to pay, plus it saves you waiting in queues n shit.

#2 tip, EARBUDS! Ever been lying in your tent the second night of Defqon without a minutes sleep and you can barely hear your own thoughts for the bass (coming all the way from Black most likely). I have, if you don't want to be a total zombie on the Monday bring some.

#3 prepare for everything, weather wise. One water proof isn't enough, assume your first will get puked on. Nothing worse than getting your only warm waterproof caked in shite and having to go cold.

#4 don't arrive early, come later so me and my party can get the good spot.

#5 if you're gonna bring drugs with you, hide them well. Security barely checked me, just a body frisk and looked in one of my bags at the surface contents. If you're caught with hard drugs or anything over 5g's of weed, you'll probably not get in.
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Postby dsme » 28 Apr 2016, 17:42

Wavelength:^ Wizo if you can jump about silly for a weekend and do it on an empty stomach I applaud you..

#1 tip here is bring food with you. The overpriced and mediocre food isn't worth the money they want you to pay, plus it saves you waiting in queues n shit.

#2 tip, EARBUDS! Ever been lying in your tent the second night of Defqon without a minutes sleep and you can barely hear your own thoughts for the bass (coming all the way from Black most likely). I have, if you don't want to be a total zombie on the Monday bring some.

#3 prepare for everything, weather wise. One water proof isn't enough, assume your first will get puked on. Nothing worse than getting your only warm waterproof caked in shite and having to go cold.

#4 don't arrive early, come later so me and my party can get the good spot.

#5 if you're gonna bring drugs with you, hide them well. Security barely checked me, just a body frisk and looked in one of my bags at the surface contents. If you're caught with hard drugs or anything over 5g's of weed, you'll probably not get in.


The kebabs are fucking amazing :O

#2 - it's not that bad in my opinion, although last year we had people camping next to us with the same repeating bass line for hours... it was incredibly annoying. Someone did cut the power cord... But they somehow got another.
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