frequently asked questions

Click ‘tickets’ in our menu to go to our ticket page, where you can order tickets (while supplies last). This is the only place you can order tickets for Brainwash Festival!

The festival will be on and around Leidseplein in Amsterdam at Paradiso, De Melkweg, De Balie, Theater Bellevue, Club Up/de Kring, de Uitkijk and the Vondelkerk.

If you have ordered a festival ticket, this ticket gives access to all events on Sunday 31 October. Separate tickets are on sale for the opening party Friday 29 October and the programmes on 30 October. Tickets for 29 and 30 October are not valid for the main festival day. Likewise, tickets for the main festival day will not get you into these separate events.

We will ask a few guests to call in via video conferencing. This means we will have one or two guests on stage and a video connection to this speaker through zoom.

The complete timetable will be made available two weeks before the festival starts, so you can start planning your route! Of course, we will let you know by email.

Besides Dutch makers and thinkers, we like to like host guests from abroad. It’s why several of our programmes are in English. We will always mention this clearly, so you know what to expect.

We cannot guarantee there will always be enough space for everyone, as each venue has limited capacity. Always make sure you’re well on time for the programmes you absolutely do not want to miss.

If you had a ticket for Brainwash Festival 2020 (Wanderlust), and you chose to keep and use your ticket in 2021, then your ticket is still valid for this new edition on Sunday 31 October 2021. We have emailed you if this is the case. If you have not received this email, please contact us at

We’re confident that by October 2021, it will be possible to safely and responsibly organise a festival. Of course, we may have to adhere to any new corona measures issued by the government. This means we might not be allowed to organize our festival in its familiar form. In that case, a ticket arrangement will of course be made available for ticket holders. This means you will be able to choose for a voucher (to be used at future events) or a refund (excluding the transactions costs).

Tickets for the party go on sale in the second half of August. Tickets for the Saturday programmes are available from the beginning of September. Keep an eye out for our mailings and check our socials and website to be the first to know.