Final info SWF 2018

13 August 2018

Next week it will finally be here: SWF 2018. Already our 6th edition of STRAF_WERK Festival, but certainly not the last one. To ensure that you are not faced with surprises, we have listed all the important information here.


It will be 22 degrees with clouds and sun. When there might be rain you can get a free poncho at the bar. Don’t forget to bring a warm sweater for in the evening.


The SWF site opens at 12:00, from this moment on we, will not stop until 23:00. Be on time, SWF 2018 is sold out so this could lead to longer lines at the entrance. Of course, you do not want to miss a single act and you also have time to explore the festival site. For example, go past our festival market or try all the delicious food on the food court.


The minimum age for all STRAF_WERK events is 18 years. Bring a valid ID or passport to the festival, they might ask for it at the entrance. A foreign drivers license is not seen as a valid ID in The Netherlands. A copy of your ID or passport is also not seen as valid. If you can not show an ID or passport you might be refused from the festival site.


There are several ways to get to SWF 2018 so we recommend the following options:


There will be shuttle buses driving between Central Station and the festival site all day long. When you arrive at Amsterdam Central Station you can follow the signs that say ”Shuttle bus STRAF_WERK” to the De Ruijterkade. You can buy your round-trip ticket for the shuttle bus in our ticket shop for €7.50. It is also possible to buy a bus ticket on the bus, you will pay €10,-. This is a cash only option.


Blijburg aan Zee is easy to reach by bike. Cycle along the Schellingwouderbrug (via Noord) or the Amsterdamsebrug (via Oost) and follow the signs for IJburg. Cycle through the ring of Amsterdam, drive across the white bridge into IJburg and follow the signs for the beach. There are enough bicycle sheds installed so make use of it and put your bike away nicely.


You can park your car in Parking Centrum Oosterdok, that is near Amsterdam Central Station. With this parkingticket, you and three other people get to go with our shuttle bus for free to the festival. There are no parkingoptions close to the festival site.


Bus 66 goes to Blijburg aan Zee from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena. Get off at stop P. Oosterhuisstraat. From there it’s a ten-minute walk to the festival site. 




Not finished dancing when the festival is over? Well luckily you don’t have to stop dancing. After SWF we continue in De Marktkantine with SWF The After. The doors open at 22:00 and we continue until 05:00. There are shutle buses that go to De Marktkantine. They will drive between 21:30 and 00:30. Tickets can be purchased in our ticket shop.


This year STRAF_WERK is working with hard cups again to keep the pollution as low as possible during SWF. You buy a hardcup with your first drink for half a coin extra. When you get a new drink you give the hardcup and you get a new one in return. If you don’t want to walk around with a hardcup all day, hand in your cup and get a wooden coin back. You can then return this coin later for a new hardcup. This means that you can’t return your cups at the bar in return for money. With this wooden coin, you can only get a new hardcup.



Do you feel bad during the event? Then walk to the first aid. You can find them at the entrance next to the lockers and they are there to help you with health problems.


There are plenty of lockers available at the location. Purchase them in advance in our ticket shop. It is also possible to purchase a locker on site during the event.

Medium locker €7,- : 24 * 28 * 50 cm (offers space for about 3 – 4 summer jackets)

Large locker €9,- : 35 * 28 * 50 cm


Cigarettes are available at the location. You will need a valid ID or passport to buy them. When you buy cigarettes at the festival site you will have to pay with a debit card or credit card, so not with coins. 


Food and drinks are available at the location, you can buy them with the festival coins. Do you have a food allergy and are you therefore limited in your diet? Contact us via use “food allergy” as the subject of your e-mail.


There are multiple waterpoints at the festival site where you can get free drinking water.


Earplugs are available at the registers where you get your coins.


Did you find something or did you lose something during SWF 2018? You can drop off the item you found at the locker desk. When you lost something you can ask at the locker desk if they found it. Didn’t find your lost item? No need to panic. After the festival, all the lost items will be collected and put on We try to put all the items on there as soon as possible. If it can’t wait, you can try to go to the festival site the day after the festival.


SWF has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drugs.


Besides the fact that we will be posting photo’s and video’s on our own socials, we always like to see your photo’s and videos too. Use #swf2018, #strafwerk and tag us in your social posts! The funniest/ prettiest picture/video might win a ticket to ADE: STRAF_WERK x KÖLSCH presents IPSO.


We will be using a token system during SWF. It is possible to buy your coins in advance, in that case, you won’t have to wait as long at the festival. When you leave the festival and you still have coins left it is not possible to trade them in for money.


A day at SWF is, of course, completely dominated by partying but do this safely. Celebrate Safe is committed to making people aware of partying safely. This is not only about safe alcohol and drug use but also about protecting your hearing. For the ten pillars of Celebrate Safe, check out their website:



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