Landjuweel // 50 years of Ruigoord
It’s no longer a secret that we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in Ruigoord next year with a big event.
We are not only expanding our program but also adding the large field at the beginning of the village to our gathering!
For this anniversary edition, we are working with multiple rounds of tickets.
This way, we ensured that our most loyal visitors could buy their tickets first!
At the moment, the final round of tickets is available.
Here are a few reminders when buying your tickets:
- On Thursday, we will celebrate Ruigoord’s 50th birthday.
- Camper places are fully sold out!
- Kids under 12 get in for free! Please indicate how many children under 12 will be accompanying you when purchasing your ticket.
- A Passe Partout gives you access to the festival, but not the camping site.
- A camping ticket gives you access to the camping site.
- If you want to be part of the infamous night parade, buy a Saturday ticket or a Passe Partout.
More information about the program will follow soon!
And just a reminder: in 2022, everything has become much more expensive, including our events, due to the huge inflation. Therefore, we will have to increase our ticket prices in rounds 2 and 3. We are doing this so that we can deliver what we have in mind for you in 2023. The Landjuweel has no profit motive, and our foundation uses any profits to create cultural programs throughout the year and to keep Ruigoord running.
We hope for your support and understanding!
Visitors to Ruigoord enter the festival at their own risk. Ruigoord accepts no responsibility for any damage whatsoever, whether directly or indirectly arising from actions or omissions of Ruigoord, employees, other festival workers, or third parties during or in connection with the stay at the festival, unless the damage is caused by intentional or gross negligence of Ruigoord.
Visitors must have a valid ID, which they must show upon first request. Upon arrival, your ticket will be checked and you will receive your unique wristband(s). Day wristbands are exchanged daily, and you will not be granted access to the venue with a wristband from another day. If you are found on the premises with the wrong wristband, security will escort you off the premises and you will be denied access to the entire festival.
The organization reserves the right to deny further access to visitors who are drunk and/or under the influence of drugs.
Tickets For this anniversary edition, we will be using multiple ticket rounds this year.
With a day ticket, you have access to the festival on one of the days; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
With a passe-partout ticket, you have access to the venue throughout the entire festival.
With a camping ticket, you have access to the camping site throughout the entire festival. A camping ticket is per person. (This ticket is only valid in combination with a festival ticket)
With a camper ticket, you have access to the special camping area where you can park your camper or bus. (This ticket is only valid in combination with a festival ticket + camping ticket) Please note: there is a separate entrance for this. Follow the signs from the road. A camper ticket is per camper and is only valid with an actual camper or camper van, cars are not allowed on this site.
With a parking ticket, you have access for 1 car to the Landjuweel parking lot. Once you leave the parking lot with your car, you will not have access to the parking lot anymore.
And one more thing: in 2022, everything has become a lot more expensive, and our events are also suffering from the enormous inflation. So please be aware that we are forced to raise our ticket prices in rounds 2 and 3. We do this so that we can create what we have in mind for you in 2023. Landjuweel has no profit motive, and our foundation uses any profits to create cultural programs for the rest of the year and to keep Ruigoord going. We hope for your understanding!
The Opening Hours of Landjuweel
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The Opening Hours of the Campsite
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The Opening Hours of the Parking Lot
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Below you will find the different ways to get to the Landjuweel Festival.
On the address below, you can navigate yourself to reach the Landjuweel.
Always follow the Landjuweel traffic signs once you see them.
Ruigoord 76, 1047HH Amsterdam
Are you from the area? Take the bike! Cycling is healthy and good for the environment. From Sloterdijk Station, there is a beautiful bike route of approximately 00:30 minutes to Ruigoord. Multiple unguarded bike parking facilities will be available.
From Sloterdijk, there are several buses going towards Ruigoord. With Bus 382, you get off at the stop “Ruigoord Dorp”. After this, it is a 00:05 minute walk. With Bus 232, you get off at the stop “Ruijgoordweg”. After this, it is a 00:20 minute walk. Both buses do not operate at night. Check the 0V9292 Journey Planner via https://9292.nl/ or the OV9292 app for current travel times and routes.
Ruigoord is reachable via train, the largest train station in the region is Sloterdijk, the nearest train station is Halfweg-Zwanenburg, from here it is a 00:15 minute bike ride. From Sloterdijk, it is possible to cycle for 00:30 minutes, take the regular bus or the shuttle bus to Landjuweel. Check the NS journey planner via www.ns.nl or the NS Reisplanner app for up-to-date travel advice.
There will be 24/7 shuttle buses from and to Ruigoord from Sloterdijk Station throughout the festival. You can purchase your shuttle bus ticket through the website. Shuttle bus schedules and more information will follow.
If you still choose to come by car despite more environmentally friendly alternatives, try to carpool as much as possible, it’s much more fun and cheaper! Keep in mind the traffic and that you need to have a pre-purchased parking ticket if you want to park your car.
A parking ticket for Landjuweel is only available on the website via the ticket link and must be purchased in advance. Parking tickets are sold per car. Once you leave the parking lot, your parking ticket is no longer valid, and you must purchase a new one.
Parking for visitors with disabilities
For visitors with disabilities who have a valid disabled parking permit, there is an MIVA parking lot right in front of the entrance. Follow the signs P-Artist. Inform the traffic controller that you would like an MIVA parking spot. The traffic controller will then direct you to your spot.
Drop off or pick up by car/taxi (Kiss & Ride)
Near the festival site and the campsites, Kiss & Ride locations will be set up to drop off and/or pick up people. This is also where the taxis will drop you off and/or pick you up. More information will follow.
Access & Identification
Visitors must be in possession of a valid identification document, which they must show upon request. Visitors will be searched and checked preventively to ensure the safety of all visitors. The possession of glass, plastic bottles, cans, fireworks, drugs, laughing gas, (fire) weapons, and/or other dangerous prohibited objects or substances, food, (alcoholic) drinks, and/or pets is not allowed.
Visitors of Ruigoord enter the festival at their own risk. Ruigoord does not accept any responsibility for any damage whatsoever, directly or indirectly resulting from acts or omissions of Ruigoord, employees, other people working at the festival, or third parties during or in connection with their stay at the festival, unless the damage is caused by intent or gross negligence of Ruigoord.
The organization reserves the right to refuse (further) access to visitors in a drunken state and/or under the influence of drugs.
The minimum age to attend Landjuweel is all ages; children under 18 are allowed, provided they are accompanied by a parent. Children under 18 must leave the festival site at sunset, accompanied by a parent.
We only serve alcohol to visitors aged 18 or older. Visitors who pass on alcohol to persons under 18 and persons under 18 who consume alcohol will be denied access. More information about precautions for persons under 18 can be found under the heading “children under 18”.
Visitors are advised to wear earplugs.
Be kind to each other It is extremely important that everyone feels safe. Physical or verbal violence, discriminatory or intimidating behavior, unwanted intimacy, and/or other offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Visitors must always follow instructions, regulations, and/or directions from (security) staff of Ruigoord; Always cooperate politely if the organization and security address you. These are very nice people who work hard to ensure that everyone can enjoy themselves safely and carefree.
You are a guest in Ruigoord Village. Treat the gardens, studios, and general areas on the site with respect. Urinating, vandalism, or other forms of nuisance inflicted on residents of Ruigoord may result in denial of access to the site.
Ruigoord has many special plants, including the Giant Hogweed. No matter how beautiful these flowers are; do not touch them because they cause very mean blisters. Make sure you and your children stay away from this plant. The Giant Hogweed on the festival site will be removed before the start of the festival. Nevertheless, precautionary warning signs will be placed along the bushes. Go out, explore, and enjoy but take good care of yourself and each other, accidents can happen. We are not liable for damage or injury unless this is the direct result of our negligence.
Do not go near the fence of Vopak, if you touch this fence in vain, the alarm will go off, and you risk a high fine.
Own drinks, glassware, and (domestic) animals are not allowed on the festival site. You can bring your own water bottle, which you can fill at one of the many drinking water points. It is allowed to bring a sandwich or piece of fruit, reasonably.
We love nature and we love Ruigoord, separate your waste at the garbage cans on the site, do not throw cigarettes on the ground, and use the toilet for your needs. This way we ensure that what is beautiful stays beautiful.
It is not allowed to urinate outside the designated toilets. Fire Playing with fire or creating an open flame is strictly prohibited.
Children up to 18 years of age have access to the Landjuweel festival until sunset, provided they are under constant supervision of their parents.
Children under 12 years of age have free access to the festival. When purchasing a ticket, please indicate how many children under 12 will be accompanying you. Children from 12 years of age and older require a ticket.
Landjuweel is a family festival and we want to keep it accessible to all ages. However, safety is of utmost importance and requires the following measures: We take every measure seriously and will take action if any of these rules are broken.
All minors up to 18 years of age will receive a special wristband on which we note the numbers of their parents. This wristband clearly indicates that the person in question is a minor. We only serve alcohol to visitors who are 18 years of age or older.
Visitors who pass on alcohol to persons under 18 years of age and persons under 18 years of age who consume alcohol will be denied access. We expect you as a parent to take responsibility for your children and never leave them alone for an extended period of time. If we see that this guideline is not being followed, you will be denied access to the entire festival.
If you, as a visitor, see a suspicious situation or a child alone, always report it immediately to the organization or security.
To ensure safety and atmosphere for all our visitors, young and old, all visitors under 18 years of age must leave the premises with their parent(s) at sunset. If we see that this rule is not being followed, you will be denied access to the entire festival.
The Landjuweel festival works with experienced and caring people. Every year, a creative and active children’s program is organized with care. Both on the campsite and at the festival, there is a special program in the designated kids and family areas. Check the program for more information.
A supervisor with a walkie-talkie will be present at the children’s areas on the festival site and the campsite. During the programs there, in case of a possible emergency, this person knows what actions to take.
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The opening hours of the camping
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The Landjuweel camping is divided into different areas: a regular area, a family area, and a camper area.
Upon arrival at the camping site, you will be directed to the appropriate area depending on your group and/or ticket.
Sound systems and generators
Open fires, fireworks, torches or BBQs
Confetti shooters and laughing gas canisters
Glassware, or other dangerous objects
Drugs, weapons, and other prohibited substances
In any situation of doubt, the Security is entitled to make the final call.
In the family area
various kids’ programs will be organized in the morning before the festival site opens. This program is exclusively for children.
More information on all camping facilities, the program, and camping rules will follow later.
Regular Camping & Family Camping
To gain access to the Landjuweel camping, you need a camping ticket, which can be purchased via the ticket link on the website.
Please note that this has a separate entrance. Follow the signs from the road. A camper ticket is only valid with an actual camper or camper van; cars are not allowed on this site. To gain access to the Landjuweel Camper area, you need a camping ticket + Camper ticket, which can be purchased via the ticket link on the website.
You may place a maximum of one 2-person dome tent for your camper site. After placing your camper, it is not allowed to start your engine during the entire festival until you leave the site on Monday, July 31st. You may drive your camper off the site on Monday, July 31st. If, for any unforeseen reason, you must leave the site, please inform the organization at the camper area entrance, and they will look into the options depending on the situation.
50 Years Ruigoord
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Information Tent & Ruigshop
At the information tent and Shop, you can find all the information about the festival. Here, you can sign up to become a friend of Ruigoord and receive a gift in return. You can also find a wide assortment of art and work from Ruigoordian artists, and all proceeds from the sales go directly to the artists who created the work.
Only vegetarian dishes from local vendors will be served at Landjuweel. Our caterers use only biodegradable disposables and cutlery.
Landjuweel will be completely cashless this year, meaning that everything will be paid for using standard card systems. If you only have cash, you can load it onto a Landjuweel debit card at one of the top-up points.
It is not allowed to distribute promotional materials (samples, flyers, etc.) without written permission from Ruigoord.
By entering the event grounds, you automatically agree that images and videos of you may be taken and used for promotional purposes.
For press-related inquiries and registrations, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Check our press page here: https://ruigoord.nl/over-ruigoord/pers/
We think it’s great if you come to film or take pictures! Just make sure you have a press accreditation, otherwise you won’t be allowed to bring professional video or camera equipment inside. Making professional audio or video recordings without written permission from Ruigoord is prohibited.
You can apply for a press accreditation via email@example.com.
Drones are not allowed due to safety considerations.
he Landjuweel festival is the oldest festival in Amsterdam. It originated in 1975 under the name “Het Vliegerfeest” (The Kite Festival), organized by the Amsterdam Balloon Society, based in Ruigoord. The society is also known for the annual Balloon Festival in Paradiso. Numerous artistic organizations and groups participated in the kite festival.
The successful combination of kite-flying, cultural activities, and recreation proved popular and was organized four times a year in a different part of Amsterdam. The success of the Kite Festival led to the annual Landjuweel festival in Ruigoord: a multi-day outdoor competition for artists, performers, and colorful characters from various backgrounds and places.
The name was chosen from the idea of participation and collaboration with various other cultural and creative groups. ‘Landjuweel’ was a contest for amateur poets and recitation artists in the 17th century, which still exists in Brabant and Flanders as a contest of shooting guilds. Nowadays, the Landjuweel is a traditional annual highlight in Ruigoord.
The emphasis of the contemporary artistic event has shifted from passive audience to participating audience: a large part of the attendees of The Landjuweel volunteer and contribute to the festival, not only in the creative field but also in the more humble aspects of arranging, organizing, building, and dismantling.
Thus, The Landjuweel creates an annual festival suitable for young and old, where meetings and love arise and where everyone can connect with the core values of Ruigoord.
The Landjuweel festival is shaped annually around five themes according to the sustainability guidelines of the Municipality of Amsterdam. The principles of Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle form the guideline.
The decoration of the Landjuweel is made from reused or reusable materials. We also minimize our polluting transport, for example, and recycle all our plastic 100%.
Our artists come from all over the world, but together with them, we ensure that they use alternative means of transport such as train, boat, or bus whenever possible, instead of flying.
The Cup System explained
At the entrance, you will receive two wooden tokens, which represent 2 cups or bottles. When you buy a drink at the bar, you hand in one of the tokens. You pay for your drink with your debit card. When you get a new drink, you can either hand in a clean cup/bottle or a new wooden token. Once you have no more clean cups, bottles, or wooden tokens, an additional fee of €1.50 will be added to your order for a new cup/bottle.
At Landjuweel, an electronic payment system is used, allowing visitors to pay with a debit card or a prepaid card. This avoids the production of approximately 150,000 plastic tokens.