I see the Gin Festival is 2 days long this year?
Yes! But we have divided the weekend into 3 sessions. On Friday you can enjoy a long stay at the Festival, from 15:00 till 22:30. On Saturday there are 2 session, each 4,5 hours long.
Why are tickets to Friday more expensive?
On Friday you are welcome to visit the Festival for an amazing 7.5 hours, giving you more time to taste the spirits. As we need to make some extra costs we ask for a small bit extra to cover this.
What is included in the ticket price?
Your ticket includes many things, so it’s really a bargain, we think 😉 It includes access to the Gin Festival for the session of your choice, a tasting glass, a Gin Guide and a pen. Tasting of the spirits is included in the price as well. There are seminars, tastings and masterclasses, also free for visitors to participate in, as long as there is seating available.
Sounds good, but what if I like to buy a mixed drink?
Each brand will sell you their Perfect Serve, a.k.a. the best way to enjoy their spirit or mixer. You can pay with coins, which you can purchase at the Festival. A coin costs € 2.80 each, a mix will cost 1.5 to 2.5 coins, for which you will get a proper mix, with ice and garnish. One sidenote: to abolish all plastic cups at the Festival you can purchase your own longdrink for 1 coins, to enjoy the mixes. These aren’t your average boring glasses, but they are
Wait a second, so I purchase my own longdrink glass?
That’s right. After careful consideration, we decided that this is the best way to minimize plastic waste and to keep the prices for the mixes low. You can purchase a nice longdrink glass at the Festival for 1 coins (€ 2,80 total) which will be yours to keep. If you need it clean again, you can go to a Cleaning Point to clean or trade the glass.
And if I get hungry?
Balancing food and drinking is very important to enjoy the Festival to the max. Last year we underestimated the appitite of our visitors, leading to long waiting lines for the foodtrucks. That’s why we have enough foodtrucks this year to prevent anyone from going hungry. There will be sushi, fish taco’s, shrimp, burgers and lots of other nice stuff like gin & tonic icecream, cake and oysters. Probably also with gin.
And yes, we have considerably more food than last year, so don’t worry!
And what if it rains?
This is indeed a very crappy month of May with lots of rain, so chances are it will rain. Fortunately we anticipated on this and have all the stand indoors. We even have set up a large alu-tent for this, so we can accomodate all 60 booths! The boat is also covered so you will arrive dry and safe at UnderCurrent.
What times does the Gin Ferry operate?
The first Gin Ferry loaded with G&T’s by Rutte Celery Gin is scheduled to depart one hour before the start of the first session and runs all day until 45 minutes after the last session. This means for Friday that the first scheduled departure is at 14:00 from Central Station, and for Saturday this means it departs at 12:00 from Central Station. You will be welcomed on board by Rutte Celery Gin with a nice drink, to start your day well. You can wait comfortably in the Food Area to enjoy a lunch or a coffee. For the way home you can also enjoy the ferry that drops you off behind Central Station again.
I have purchased a ticket, but haven't received it yet!
This happens unfortunately and apologies if this causes any inconvenience. After you purchase your ticket, we need to manually approve the purchase in our system, after which the tickets are sent. This can be fast, or can take a bit longer, but you will receive your tickets guarenteed. Sometimes the second email with the ticket is placed in your spamfolder, please check there before emailing the organization. Should it still be missing, you can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will dive into your request as soon as we receive your email. When purchasing tickets, make sure to fill in your email adress correctly, so no @gnail, @hptmail or @kpmmail typos.
Over het Gin Festival
Het Gin Festival zal plaatsvinden in Undercurrent, gelegen op het NDSM-terrein en uitkijkend over het water. Een speciale gratis veerdienst zal tussen het Centraal Station (PIER 3) en het festival op en neer varen gedurende de openingstijden.
LET OP: stel je navigatie NIET in op papaverweg 265, maar zoek Undercurrent of Papaverweg 54, wat er tegenover ligt.
Op vrijdag 19 mei begint het Gin Festival om 15:00 en duurt tot 22:30. De toegang is € 25 in de voorverkoop en € 30 aan de deur.
Op zaterdag 20 mei zijn er 2 sessies: van 13:00 tot 17:30 en 18:30 tot 23:00. De prijs hiervoor is € 21,50 in de voorverkoop en € 26,50 aan de deur. Je krijgt een special tasting-glas bij binnenkomst en een Gin Guide, waarin alle 200+ aanwezige merken hun eigen pagina hebben. Hierop kan je zelf smaaknotities maken.Het proeven van de dranken is bij de entreeprijs inbegrepen en bij elke stand kun je een full-size mixdrankje kopen tegen betaling met muntjes. Deze zijn op het terrein te koop en te gebruiken voor dranken en eten.
The Gin Festival Amsterdam will take place in Undercurrent at the NSDM terrain, overlooking the water. A special ferry will navigate between Amsterdam Central Station and the venue, free of charge for visitors of the festival.
ATTENTION: don't set your navigation on Papaverweg 265, but google Undercurrent OR Papaverweg 54, which lies opposite of UC.
On Friday May 19 the festival takes place from 15:00 till 22:30. Admission fee is € 25 in pre-sale and € 30 at the door.
On Saturday May 20 there will be 2 sessions: from 13:00 till 17:30 and 18:30 till 23:00. Presale price is € 21,50 and € 26,50 at the door.
Included in the fee are a special tasting glass, a Gin Guide with all 200+ spirits present and the tasting of all spirits. Full-size mixes are for sale at each stand, using coins, which you can also use for buying food.