F.A.Q.

Every district of the city has at least one location you can visit for answers to questions about the festival, activities and the organisation. It is also an offline location where you can receive assistance buying tickets. Down below you can find the addresses and opening hours of the information points of the festival.

I amsterdam Store
De Ruijterkade 28 A t/m D,
1012 AA Amsterdam
(Central Station)
Opening hours: Wednesday up and until Sunday 08.00 – 18.00

Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179,
1019 HC Amsterdam
(Oost/East)
Opening hours: Wednesday up and until Saturday 08.30 – 20.30

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (Royal Tropical Institute)
Mauritskade 63,
1092 AD Amsterdam
(Oost/East)
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday 10.00 – 18.00

Wasteland
Hemkade 48,
1506 PS Zaandam
(Noord/North)
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday 12.00 – 20.00

Circl
Gustav Mahlerplein 1 B,
1082 MS Amsterdam
(Zuidas/Business District)
Opening hours: Thursday up and until Sunday 08.30 – 18.00

Westergasfabriek (Westergas Grounds)
Zuiveringshal,
Pazzanistraat 37,
1014 DB Amsterdam
(West)
Opening hours: Thursday up and until Saturday 10.00 – 18.00

Fruittuin van West (Fruit Gardens of West)
Tom Schreursweg 48,
1067 MC Amsterdam
(Zuidoost/Southeast)
Openingstijden: Saturday & Sunday 10.00 – 18.00

The festival takes place in Metropolitan Region Amsterdam (Metropoolregio Amsterdam). There are activities and programmes in the Amsterdam city districts, as well as the region of Amsterdam. Outside the city of Amsterdam, there are programmes in Zaanstad, Haarlem, Purmerend, Beverwijk, Hoofddorp, Rijsenhout, Almere, IJmuiden en IJmuiden aan zee (IJmuiden at sea). Check out our routes for a selected overview of the programmes that take place in the city districts and the region cities.

The festival starts on Wednesday with important questions such as: How do we create a new city in this challenging time? And how can we include everyone?

In order to answer these questions we have organised several activities and conferences. Professionals from all over the world share insights, knowledge and experiences. In the afternoon, the very first State of The Region will take place, followed by an international keynote speakers programme and the festive opening of WeMakeThe.City.

Check out all the programmes here.

Thursday, we collaborate with our partners to host themed conferences in Amsterdam and the metropolitan region.

These gatherings will tackle specific urban tasks. How do we make our direct living and work environment accessible, safe, green and sustainable for everyone? All Amsterdam civil servants are welcome to join the Amsterdam City Event.

Check out all the programmes here

Friday we focus on the areas of Amsterdam and the metropolitan region, which will be further developed over the next years.

There are morning programmes about urban strategies, placemaking and community building. In the afternoon, all participants will visit the developing areas to work on the specific challenges.

Check out all the programmes here

During the weekend more than 160 initiatives are opening their doors. Visit impact hubs, community centres, urban farms, roof gardens, food courts and startups.

The city and its surrounding region will transform into one big festival with urban talks, workshops, urban expeditions, parties and expositions. Check out the programme for Saturday and Sunday

No, some programmes during WeMakeThe.City are in English or both in English and Dutch. Next to that, there are programmes where language is no problem. On all programme pages on the website, it is explicitly stated if the programme is only relevant for Dutch or English speaking visitors.

There is a lot going on during WeMakeThe.City both in and outside of Amsterdam. We developed a route-tool categorising the numerous programmes by city district. Here we also set up a route bringing together the programmes taking place in the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam.

During WeMakeThe.City we have numerous activities for children. They can eat, drink, play and learn. Check out our website to see which programmes are suitable or especially organised for children.

To give you a clear overview of the programmes that take place during WeMakeThe.City, we made an insightful Programme Magazine. It is a handy guide for the festival that shows which programmes take place per day and per city district and in the region cities. Note that it doesn’t give a comprehensive view of all the programmes during WeMakeThe.City. Make sure to also check the programme and route page on our website for more information about everything that takes place.


The Programma Magazines are freely available at Pakhuis de Zwijger on the Piet Heinkade 179, at Circl on the Zuidas on the Gustav Mahlerplein 1 B, and at the I amsterdam Store located on De Ruijterkade 28 A t/m D at the Centraal Station. You can also browse the Programme Magazine online.

In principle, all locations can be reached by bike or public transport. You can already map out your route through means of 9292ov or Google Maps. Think about the environment, and make use of sustainable transport if possible.

For more information about use of public transport: https://9292.nl/enTaking the train? Check out the train information at: https://www.ns.nl/en/journeyplanner#/

Most of the locations have paid parking facilities, but it is recommended to check if this applies for the locations you are about to visit. The website of the City of Amsterdam (Gemeente Amsterdam) offers all information.

On Wednesday up and until Saturday several conferences are taking place in the city. It is important to be present a maximum of half an hour in advance of the conference to register. This way we can facilitate a smooth flow of all visitors.

Yes, you can find all information about the various tickets and discounts at the ticket page.

No, you can have your ticket scanned on your smartphone.

All tickets, once paid for, can not be cancelled. There is no restitution for your purchased tickets.

If you have questions about the process of ordering tickets, please mail ticketing@wemakethe.city. Our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

The Festival Pass is 10,- euro. WeMakeThe.City offers discounts for the following visitors.

Students
Are you currently studying or pursuing some form of higher education? You receive a 50% discount on your Festival Pass and on conference tickets. The discount is only valid in combination with a proof of registration. This will be checked at the venue.

CJP Pass Holders
If you have a CJP Pass, you receive a 50% discount on the Festival Pass. The discount is only valid in combination with a valid CJP Pass. This will be checked at the venue.

Stadspas-holders
Stadspas-holders with a green mark receive 75% discount on the Festival Pass. This discount is only valid in combination with a valid Stadspas. This will be checked at the venue.

Children under the age of 16
Do you want to come with your whole family? No problem! Children under the age of 16 can visit the festival for free. Pick up a free wristband at one of our WeMakeThe.City info points. Bring your ID.

For all conferences taking place from Wednesday up and until Saturday, you can buy tickets via the corresponding programme pages. A festival pass gives you access to hundreds of fun and interesting activities over  the weekend. Visit the programme page to get more information on the Saturday and Sunday programming. On the ticket page you find more information about the use of your festival pass.

If you plan to have lunch during a conference, you can indicate this in advance via the WeMakeThe.City website. On the website you can see which rates apply per conference.

You can check out the programmes taking place every day on the WeMakeThe.City website. In all the specific programme pages on the website you can see where and at what time these programmes take place.