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Featured Festival: Dance Valley 2011



General Information:

Imagine hearing “Dance…Dance….Dance….DANCE for Life!”(Dutch Voice) over the loudspeaker!!! That is the mystical energy that fills Dance Valley in Amsterdam. I recall hearing live sets back a few years ago only to find a free loving spirit within the crowd in the background and within the sets that were being performed. Dance Valley is going on it’s 17th year, planting it’s first seed in 1995 as the first big open air dance festival in Amsterdam. Dance Valley, a 1-day festival, sits in the recreation of Velsen Valley (the new name of this festival recreational Spaarnwoude) and looks therefore un-Dutch with numerous existing slopes and valleys. A green spot in the heart of North Holland, which annually serves as a location for people to come together for an open air dance festival, Velsen Valley turns into an amusement park for adults in the first weekend of August. People wait all year long for national and international club DJ’s to come together. This is a festival where your legs can stretch for many miles and where others can sit on a towel on top of the great Dance Valley to take in the lush landscape. Dance Valley 2011 is much more than a sum of different dance styles. It is a magical, musical playground in an enchanting landscape, where the combination of electronic music and provocative entertainment provides a chance to escape life’s commitments as the daily grind fades away. A day at Dance Valley means endless fun in an environment that is synonymous with freedom. In the surreal recreation of Velsen Valley the senses are stimulated and everyone strives for the time of their life and to be as free as they want. This year, on August 6, 2011 in Amsterdam’s Velsen Valley Spaarnwoude, Dance Valley will consist of four musical areas, each with a large number of areas.


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**SPECIAL OFFER** Due to slow ticket sales, Dance Valley is offering something special to the loyal dance music fans. For 2011 ONLY, each ticket purchased will be good for the entry of two guests. Yes, it’s a 2-for-1 ticket offer! If you have already purchased your ticket, no need to worry, there is no special ticket for this 2-for-1 deal. When you come to the gate, your ticket will allow you plus one guest in. In case you needed another reason to love Dance Valley, this is a great one!


Dance Valley is filled with various stages of Label’s and friends. This will include a Dance Valley mainstage of international headliners, as well as other stages by the likes of Pryda & Friends, Ovum, Above & Beyond and more. Each area will have 5-12 DJs playing there.





Above & Beyond Stage



Josh Wink presents Ovum





Pryda & Friends





Intec Digital





Hernan Catteneo presents SudBeat





Dance Valley is stacked with over 100 artists, find some honorable mentions below:

Live Radio:

With the magical date of Saturday, August 6 coming closer and closer, we are readying ourselves to enter back into the dancer’s paradise that is Dance Valley. To keep us on the right path, these live sets (selected from previous Dance Valley festivals) will be buzzing around your computer via

week 30
Tuesday, July 26 20.00 hours // Andy Whitby (HQ)
Wednesday, July 27 20.00 hours // Zany (Dutch Master Works)
Thursday, July 28 20.00 hours // Gregor Tresher (Smaakstof)
Friday, July 29 20.00 hours // Remy (Click)

week 31
Monday, August 1 20.00 hours // Tuneboy (Dutch Master Works)
Tuesday, August 2 20.00 hours // Born To Funk (Roog’s House)
Wednesday, August 3 20.00 hours // Proteus (HQ)
Friday, August 5 20.00 hours // Mark Knight (MainStage)

All sets will be repeated the following day at 13.00 hours.


By Car

The only way to get to the festival by car is to follow the A9 and the A22 towards Spaarnwoude. Be sure to follow the instructions of the parking crew.

From the south: Go via the A9, follow the ‘Dance Valley’ signs, take the special festival exit .

From the north: Come via the A22, take the exit IJmuiden / Spaarnwoude. Follow the ‘Dance Valley’ signs, take the special festival exit.

From Amsterdam: Come via the A9, follow the ‘Dance Valley’ signs, take the special festival exit.

Do not come to Dance Valley via the Ring A10. The Amsterdamseweg / N202 will be unconditionally shut off from all traffic including taxi’s. The only way to get to the festival is via the A9 and the A22.

At the A9 highway, look for special ‘Dance Valley’ signs. These will direct you towards the special festival exit. Next look for the ‘P-Dance Valley’ signs to guide you to the parking spaces.

**Save money on parking by purchasing your parking ticket in advance. A presale parkingticket is 9 Euro or 14 at the door. Parking outside the designated areas will result in your car being towed.

If you possess a handicapped parking permit, just show it to the parking stewards and they will direct you where to go.


By Train

Find your way via train to NS Amsterdam Sloterdijk. This station provides a shuttle service to Dance Valley. Follow the signs at the station to the shuttle stop.

The first shuttle leaves at 10.00 hours from NS-Amsterdam Sloterdijk and will to make trips to the event all day.

**Save money on a Pendlebus shuttle ticket by purchasing your ticket in advance. A presale ticket is 6 Euro or 8 Euro at the shuttle. Make sure you get on the right bus as there will be shuttles for multiple events.

By Public Transport

There is a bus stop located 2 km from the festival along the Amsterdamseweg. This bus stop is located on the route of Citybus 82.

Or take the train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station and follow the signs for the shuttle buses going to the festival. Bus tickets will be available at the point of departure and will cost 5 Euro roundtrip. Remember to leave the festival in time to catch the last train departing from the Sloterdijk railway station.

**Plan accordingly. Some parts of the Netherlands cannot be reached by train after the Dance Valley Festival has ended..

By Touringcars

To obtain information and subsciption for touringcars, you must do so through mail . It is important to subscribe because there is only one arrival route. There will be 150 places to board within the Netherlands and it will take you directly to Dance Valley. This coach trip you will have you arrive at the start of the event and leave after the final performance.

By Event Travel

Pay discounted prices by booking your coach ticket and admission via Event Travel. By booking a combination ticket, you will receive a discount on admission and save the pre-sale costs as well. The luxurious coaches depart from more than 60 stops in the Netherlands. These coaches will have their own access to the parking areas, keeping traffic jams to a minimum. If you are traveling with a large group, you may qualify for a group discount. More Information: Visit

By Kiss and Ride

Follow the signs K+R to drop-off or pick-up your passengers. Do not follow signs for ‘P-Dance Valley’ signs or you will end up in the parking lot, disrupt traffic, and find yourself with attention from the police.

From Amsterdam drive via A9 and take exit A22 Ijmuiden / Spaarnwoude. Next, exit Velzen-Zuid N202. At the crossroad Amsterdamseweg/ N202 take a right and follow the signs K+R to the designated drop-off point.

By Bus From Outside The Country

The Netherlands
Event Travel –

Germany & Denmark
Feierreisen –

Happy People Tours / Noisy –

United Kingdom
Pumpkin Tours –

RND Promotion –

Party Trip –

By Bicycle

Simply follow the signs indicating the bicycle route towards the festival and you will find a spot to park your bicycle close to the main entrance. Bikes parked outside this designated parking area, especially those placed on emergency-routes, will be removed if necessary.


Dance Valley cares about the environment and participates in a program called Trees for Traffic. The goal is to compensate for your CO2 output related to your attending the festival. A donation of 2 Euro means a tree will be planted and grown to compensate your travel.


If you require hotel accommodations for before or after the event, check out these hotels recommendations via our trust partner, Trip Advisor:

Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg

Bastion Hotel Haarlem/Velsen

Stayokay Haarlem

Spaarnwoude Resort

Hotel De Weyman


After Party:

Why call it a night when you can keep the Dance Valley spirit alive for another few hours!? From 23.00 to 05.00, the Official Dance Valley After Party will take place at megaclub The Sand (located at Mekonweg Nr. 5, which is a side street of The Rhoneweg in Amsterdam), which is just a few meters walk from Sloterdijk Station.

Pre-sale tickets are 20 Euro (27.50 Euro at the door) and can be purchased here.

So far the lineup includes Mark Knight & Martjin Ten Velden, Funkagenda, Dave Spoon, and Pete Griffiths & George Andrews.

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