Dutch promoters Straf_Werk have been going from strength to strength, going from after party connoisseur to big player in European dance culture, throwing event after event, all packed out with a stellar contemporary dance lineup and a true club vibe.
Two years ago their festival hit the Amsterdam scene hard, and now they’re back again in the city’s Sportpark Riekerhaven for another day that will feature Hot Creations head-honcho Jamie Jones, Yorkshireman Hot Since 82 and dubstep pioneer Skream, who will head up an electronic masterclass of household names along with those more underground.
Like its two previous years, the music will be spread across four stages, each with its own unique and diverse program closely curated by the promoters, with every stage’s location taken into consideration too, allowing ravers to take the music wherever they want to, delving deeper or keeping close to the mainstream.
- Jamie Jones
- Hot Since 82
- Henrik Schwarz [live]
- Julio Bashmore
- Amine Edge & Dance
- Boris Brejcha
- KiNK [live]
- Adana Twins
- Frankey & Sandrino
- Alex Niggemann
- Friend Within
- Tom Trago
- De Sluwe Vos
- Job Jobse
- Samuel Deep
- Kevin Duane
- Luuk Van Dijk
STRAF_WERK Festival 2015
Sportpark Riekerhaven is a sporting complex in the heart of the Dutch capital, home to a variety of facilities such as football and baseball pitches.
Accomodation In The Area
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – Sloterdijk Station
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam Sloterdijk – Station really stands out because of its connections to Schiphol airport and the city centre. All 254 guest rooms are modern, have box-spring beds, an LCD TV and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed in the Great Room and guests can enjoy a drink and have some snacks at the hotel bar or try one of the restaurants in the surrounding area of the hotel.
Around the hotel there are nearly 60 ways per hour to travel into city centre, with the quickest (the train) being in the city within 5 minutes – one stop into Amsterdam. The famous sites of Dam Square, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, famous canals and clubs are all within easy reach.
WOW Hostel Amsterdam
The WOW Hostel provides affordable accommodation and also offers a restaurant that also houses art exhibitions. The mix of temporary art-minded guests with in-residence aritst and cultural activities in and around the complex make WOW the perfect place to experience Amsterdam’s cultural and artistic attractions. The WOW lobby, restaurant, and inner gardens are open spaces where you can meet fellow travellers and recent art school graduates. The WOW Hostel features different types of clean dormitories, ranging from 4, 6 and 8-12 people, decorated in primary colours. The WOW Restaurant also features global chefs with established reputations that use fresh and organic vegetables, spics, fruits and other products from WOW’s very own urban arm as well as the adjoining herb garden. Sloterdijk Station is 1.5 km from WOW, and Westergasfabriek is 2.2 km. Local attractions includies the Anne Frank House, Vondelpark and Lediseplein are all within 5km of the hostel.
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
The 4 star hotel featuring 239 stylish rooms and suites providing guests with free WiFi internet throughout the premises. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a warm decor with access to a luxurious private bathroom and climate control. Enjoy breakfast in the trendy hotel restaurant with a glass of champagne and end with dinner in the restaurant Humphrey’s which is next to the hotel. Visiting Amsterdam is a true experience. Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre is the ideal starting point for exploring the city. Located in the heart of Amsterdam at a traffic-free square between Central Station and the Dam, the hotel is within walking distance to the canals and all city highlights.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
This 5-star boutique hotel is located in the heart of the canal belt and is set on the site of a former Public Library surrounded by the cultural scene of the lively Jordaan district filled with art galleries, unique shops and trendy fashion boutiques. The hotel boasts 122 individually designed luxurious guest rooms by Marcel Wanders offering a seating area, a mini bar, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi access. Guests can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Bluespoon Restaurant using locally and seasonal produce and relax in the hotel’s bar with a cocktail taking in views of the canal. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht has a Spa & Wellness centre where guests can enjoy a massage. Other facilities of the hotel include valet parking,
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Amsterdam?
BY PLANE: The nearest airport to the city is Amsterdam Schiphol, and is only a 15 minute train journey away from Amsterdam’s main station. Moreover, Schiphol station is directly underneath the airport so access is easy and convenient.
BY TRAIN: There are many trains that run to Amsterdam throughout Europe.
How do I get to the festival site?
The site is just a short walk from the Metro station Henk Sneevlietweg, which is accessible from Amsterdam Central Station via line 50 towards Isolatorweg.
Are there any age restrictions in place?
You must be at least 18 to attend?