Using Alcohol Or Other Drugs Is Never Without Risk
Go easy on yourself and your body by taking a sensible approach to any substances you may be consuming. Keep a close tab on the quantities and your body’s responses, make sure to find your own information about the drugs you’re offered and don’t believe everything you’re told. Be aware of yourself and your space.
Partying till you drop is a lot of fun, but partying responsibly is even better.
Remember that class-A drugs are illegal in the Netherlands, however tolerant our society may seem to be of them, and most event organisers take a zero-tolerance approach.
I Love My Ears
A party without music is like a carbonated drink without fizz. But going deaf or that constant ringing in your ears isn’t ideal either. So, go easy on your ears and be sure to wear ear plugs whenever the sound level exceeds 80 dB(A). In laymans terms, make sure you’ve got your earplugs ready whenever you enter a nightclub.
Ear plugs can usually be obtained from the bar. Please speak to any of our bar staff to assist you.
While we totally get that you want to feel that bass in your face, dancing right in front of a speaker is a spectacularly bad idea. Even if you’re wearing ear plugs.
Think For Yourself, Care About Others
We do our best to ensure a safe, open and free space for all party-goers. There’s an atmosphere of togetherness, feeling as one through a unique yet shared experience. The best way to keep that atmosphere alive is to look after each other, friends and fellow revellers alike.
Agree on a meeting point beforehand, should anyone in the group get lost.
Let everyone make their own decisions. Be yourself and follow your instincts.
Pace Yourself: Eat, Sleep, Rave
No matter how much you’d like to be able to go on partying all weekend, you’re not a robot, you won’t be able to. Give yourself the opportunity to rest, recover and recharge your batteries. Sleep isn’t for the weak, it’s essential.
Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the night. Dancing, alcohol, and drugs all dehydrate the body, therefore it is vital that you stay on top of your fluids. But don’t overdo it, one glass per hour is enough.
Don’t Push Your Limits. Be Responsible
Have a rough plan for your day/night. Decide in advance what you’re going to do, what time you expect to leave the party, how you’re going to get home, whether you’ll stay sober or not, and be sure to discuss all these things with your friends so everyone’s on the same page.
When it comes to alcohol and drugs, your mantra should be ‘less is more’. It’s better to take one too few pills than to take one too many. After all, it’s not just yourself that you need to look out for.
Take Your Time To Chill
Dancing for hours in an enclosed space may cause you to overheat. So. take the time to chill; stop dancing for a bit and allow yourself to cool down. We have plenty of lounging space around for you to give your feet a little break. You can take a little break from the music at our new cocktail bar, with more seating room and definitely a bit more breathing room.
The First Aid Team Is Your Friend
All large events come with first-aid booths, and they’re there for pretty much anything. Don’t be afraid you’ll get into trouble if you seek help. Remember: neither you nor those taking you will be legally prosecuted if you go and see a first-aid team after taking drugs, and any discussions / treatments at the first-aid booth will remain confidential.
Always be up front and honest about what you’ve taken, as they can’t properly help you if they don’t know what you’re on. Also, be sure to tell your friends what you’re taking so they know.
If you’re having trouble getting to first aid, ask security or staff members to call for help. Don’t leave someone on their own if you know they’re feeling unwell.
Be nice to the first-aid teams. They’re here to help you. They’re your friends as well as professional healthcare providers. Trust their professional opinions and show them the respect they deserve, they’re working really hard to help you!
Don’t Drink, Drug And Drive
If you’ve had a few drinks or taken a few drugs you are likely to overestimate your driving abilities, which makes you a danger to yourself and other road users. Just don’t do it. Driving under the influence is a very serious felony that may result in the loss of your driving licence. Likewise never get into a car with someone who is not sober.
Also, never underestimate fatigue when driving home afterwards. Sleep is the only cure for feeling tired after partying – energy drinks and other stimulants will not refresh you.
Plan your trip home in advance to make sure you get home safely. Appoint a designated driver and remind them to stay sober. There are also Ubers/taxis as well as public transport available to get you where you need to go.