Milkshake Festival Amsterdam 2023

29 & 30 July 2023

Westerpark, Amsterdam

Milkshake Festival is an open-minded electronic dance festival that has made its mark in the city center of Amsterdam. There are 9 stages per day that showcase (inter)national event promotors, artists and performance artists. With the most played genres being house, disco, pop, techno, R&B and dancehall, there is something for everyone, a delicious recipe to tantalize all your taste buds.

Returning for the 11th edition at the beloved Westerpark on Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July, 2023. And for the first time ever Milkshake will take place over 3 days as we kick-off the weekend with the Grand Opening Night on Friday 28 July at the Gashouder, Westerpark.

Get your tickets for milkshake darling!



‘For All Who Love’ is the epitome of Milkshake’s image and describes the ambiance of the smashing previous editions. Milkshake is a dance festival that was born from the thought ‘everything is possible’ and shows that entertainment, music choice, choice of clothing, and status has nothing to do with sexuality. In previous years there have been 9 stages per day that showcase (inter)national event organizations, artists, and performance artists. With the most played genres being electronic, house, disco, pop, techno, R&B, and dancehall.

Milkshake is more than just a party, it's about community and cultures, statements, social impact and creating awareness. Aiming to help guide everyone to the same place of being activists and empowering each other is what we believe should be implemented into daily routine. Together we need to dig deeper into our state of mind, exploration of self and acceptance of others. We encourage all Milkshake visitors to align with our values in order to create an inclusive and safe environment for everyone to feel welcome.

We are working towards global unity, love, peace, and acceptance. Our intention is to create and give a platform to (performance) artists that belong to underrepresented groups that are not yet wholly accepted in our society. Life is a party thanks to the great diversity of skin colours, body shapes, sexual preferences and gender identities, 

Thick, thin, small, large, gay, straight, trans, black, white and everyone in between: people are the salt of the earth and this is what we celebrate! 


The grand, hopefully spectacular, Milkshake opening night (’ll be the judge of that!) Ticket

Granting you access to the Gashouder, Westergas on Friday, July 28th, between 22:00 - 04:00.

Regular ticket 49,50 EURO incl. ticket fee

 Max x4 tickets per person

Weekender ticket

Granting you access to the festival grounds on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th.

Regular ticket 123 EURO incl. service fee and entertainment tax (VMR).

A weekend ticket cannot be split up into 2 single-day tickets. This means that the person using it on Saturday should be the same as the one using it on Sunday. The ticket is scanned on both days, and is only valid in combination with a wristband. 

Max x2 tickets per person

Saturday festival ticket

Granting you access to the festival grounds on Saturday, July 29th, between 12:00 - 23:00.

Regular ticket 76,50 EURO incl. service fee and entertainment tax (VMR).

Max x2 tickets per person

Sunday festival ticket

Granting you access to the festival grounds on Sunday, July 30th, between 13:00 - 23:00

Regular ticket 76,50 EURO incl. service fee and entertainment tax (VMR).

Max x2 tickets per person

After party tickets

Granting you access to Paradiso, on Saturday, July 29th or Sunday 30th between 23:00 - 05:00.

Regular ticket 24,75 EURO incl. service fee.

Max x4 tickets per person

Packages & Hotels


Magic Milkshake Package
This full magical experience package includes your ticket to the Opening Night on Friday 28th July and your weekender ticket to the festival on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th of July.
Afterparty tickets are not included in this package but can be bought separately.

Milkshake Hotels
When choosing one of our specially selected Milkshake Hotels, make sure you add your festival tickets separately to your hotel selection as these are not included.

Opening Night tickets and Afterparty tickets are not included in this package but can be bought separately.

For all questions about the Milkshake packages & hotels, please contact 


The grand, hopefully spectacular, Milkshake opening night (’ll be the judge of that!)

22:00 - 04:00 on Friday 28 July

Milkshake Festival

12:00 – 23:00 on Saturday 29 July

13:00 - 23:00 on Sunday 30 July

Afterparty at Paradiso

23:00 – 05:00 on Saturday 29 July

23:00 - 05:00 on Sunday 30 July


We aim for Milkshake to be accessible for everyone. Please find below the measurements we have taken for our events.

We have a partnership with Handicap NL & Green Events, who assist us in making our events more accessible. 


-> Are you coming together with a companion? They will be provided free access after contacting us via e-mail 

-> You and your companion can enter the festival with your e-ticket through our BFF entrance, located at the main entrance of the festival.
-> The festival is provided with paved paths and road plates leading to all areas and facilities. 
-> At both mainstage areas, Vieze Poezendek and Supertoys we have created a special elevated area.

-> At every toilet area, there are disabled toilet facilities. 

-> You can always visit our first aid station&team during the day, and have a break from the crowd and music if needed. They are happy to help, or just sit and relax.


Please don’t hesitate to ask the staff at Milkshake for assistance.

If you have specific questions, or want to start a conversation about this topic? Send us an email to

What is entertainment tax and why is this in the ticket price?

As of January 1st 2023, the Dutch Government requires this from festivals. Read all about it on the Government website here.


Be sure to get your tickets via our official online Paylogic ticket shop. Please be careful when purchasing tickets from any other source than our official online ticket shop as we can’t guarantee the validity of these tickets.


Is Milkshake sold out, and you want to buy a ticket from someone else? Buying or selling a second hand ticket is possible through, our official reselling partner. The tickets are validated through the SecureSwap system guaranteeing the validity of your Milkshake tickets. For more info on Secureswap visit:


You can pay for your tickets using the following methods:

Klarna payment plans


The festival is for people aged 18 to 113 years.


Before entering, the festival security can ask for your identification to check your age. Please note that a copy of your identification document will not be accepted as a valid identification document. When purchasing your tickets for Milkshake Festival you can use your chosen name.


Milkshake festival is accessible to everyone. Are you unable to enter via the regular entrance, or do you need special equipment? We have taken a number of measurements and facilities for our visitors coming in a wheelchair.

At both mainstage areas (Vieze Poezendek and Supertoys) you will find a special elevated area for wheelchairs.

Please don’t hesitate to ask the staff at Milkshake for assistance! Or send an email to if you have specific questions, happy to help you.


At Milkshake you can pay directly with your debit card (Maestro) or a credit card (Visa/Mastercard) at the bar, food points, the merchandise stand et cetera.


Milkshake festival will take place at Westerpark, Amsterdam.

Upon arrival, please follow the signs towards the festival entrance. In case of a traffic diversion, please follow instructions provided by the stewards.

We encourage all visitors to come bike and public transport. The festival is easy to reach. Check for your route.


If you still decide to come by car, Milkshake visitors can park their car at Transformatorweg, follow the parking signs. These are regular unguarded parking places, and it’s first come first serve. On Saturday and Sunday there is no fee. From the Transformatorweg it is a +/- 20 minute walk to the festival; entrance. Follow the signs to the festival entrance.


●      From Centraal Station: Bus 21 to Geuzenveld // Get off at Van Hallstraat

●      From Station Sloterdijk: a 15-20 minute walk to the festival

●      From the east side of Amsterdam: Tram 19 to Sloterdijk // transfer at Leidseplein // Tram 5 to Westergasfabriek // Get off at Van Limburg Stirumstraat.

●      From the west side of Amsterdam: Tram 17 to Centraal Station // transfer at Elandsgracht // Tram 5 to Westergasfabriek // Get off at Van Limburg Stirumstraat

●      From the south side of Amsterdam: Tram 5 to Westergasfabriek // Get off at Van Limburg Stirumstraat

Please note:  Tram 5 is temporary not running to Westerpark!

Tram 3 go to Westerpark / Van Limburg Stirumstraat

Tram 19 transfer at Bilderdijkstraat 

Tram 17 transfer at Eerste Constatijn Huygenstraat

Tram5 5 transfer at Concertgebouw


Bikes & scooters can be parked at the Kanaalpromonade near the Gashoudervijver and the Marktplein. Both parking spaces can be found near the festival entrance. The parking is unguarded. Avoid the crowds and save the planet, come by bike!


You’re allowed to bring inflatable animals, dress suits, empty camel bags, personal cameras, condoms, go-pros, selfie sticks (when folded), cigarettes, roll-on deodorant (no spray cans!), foldable umbrellas, and chargers.

Not sure whether you can bring a particular item? Ask us via or through our social channels.


Your safety is extremely important to us. Therefore, everything and everyone is searched at the entrance (including luggage). Do you have something with you that is on our ‘blacklist’? Then we’ll throw it away. Pay attention! In some cases, access to the site of the festival may be denied.

You’re not allowed to bring weapons, sharp or hard objects, glass and fluids.
Due to safety reasons, you’re not allowed to bring nitrous oxide. 

Not sure whether you can bring a particular item? Ask us via or through our social channels.


When entering the festival, you give permission to be photographed by our photographers. You’re not allowed to bring your own professional equipment. If you would like to do this, please contact to discuss the opportunities.


At every toilet area, there are disabled toilet facilities. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff if you need assistance.


In case of bad and wet weather there will be rain capes available. Approximately half of the festival area is covered by tents. The other half is not.


Bringing your medication is only permitted in combination with an official doctor’s note.


All festivals in the Netherlands operate under a governmental ‘zero-tolerance policy’. This means that no soft- drugs or hard drugs are allowed. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is also not allowed on the festival and camping terrain.


There is a first aid team present at the festival. But please take care of yourself and your friends, don't overdo it, darling! Check out the Celebrate Safe website for some awesome tips on feeling great while partying.


Don’t forget to take care of your ears when partying! Earplugs will be available to buy at the festival.


There will be Milkshake merchandise available at the official merchandise stand.


Milkshake is a 100% vegetarian festival. Our food trucks serve all kinds of delicious food options. Think veggie burgers, sandwiches, wood-oven pizzas, organic fries, Indian, Mexican, Asian cuisine, sweet and savory crepes, smoothies, ice cream, fruit, cocktails and a lot more!

Are you on a special diet? No problem! We serve lots of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options.

It’s prohibited to bring your own food & drinks to the festival.