Lowlands festival is one of Europe's oldest fests (the first one was in 1967), so you could say that they've had a lot of practice. And practice makes perfect, right?
Sometimes strict genre festivals (ones that focus too much on one type of music) can be a bit much. If you're in the mood, then they're great, but now and again it's nice to be able to flit between different genres – a slice of rock for a bit, then a dab of pop, then a fucking mental sweat-off to some dodgy electronic stuff. Variety is the spice of life.
Lowlands is one of those types – it's got something for everyone and caters to all tastes. As such, it attracts a wide range of people from all over the world, although the majority of the crowd are Dutch. Not that it matters, Dutch people can speak English better than most English people.
Aside from the music, you've got a nice little selection of alternative entertainment, like film, art, comedy, theatre and watching that man that's just shat himself over by that tree.
It's near Amsterdam. OBVIOUSLY go to Amsterdam at some point you idiot.
How do I get there?
By car: Walibi Holland is located in the Province of Flevoland and is easy to reach from all parts of the country. Travelling from Amsterdam/Almere: on the A6 motorway, take the Lelystad turnoff and follow the signs for Walibi.
walibi.co.uk features a useful route planner. It's also easily accessible by public transport. Car parking costs € 8 per day.
Public transport from Harderwijk railway station includes the Walibi Express shuttle service which runs throughout the season. Visit walibi-express.nl for more information.
Travelling from Amersfoort: on the A28 motorway, take the Harderwijk/Lelystad turnoff and follow the signs for Walibi.
The nearest airport is Amsterdam’s Schipol, but both Rotterdam and Eindhoven are within reasonable reach.
The nearest train station to the site is Dronten, from which it is possible to take free direct shuttle buses.
Regular Ticket: 195.00 EUR
When can I get them?
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Where can I get them?
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.