Practical Information: Helpful tips for your Academy visit

Sonic Acts Academy 2018 is about to begin. To make sure you're all set for your visit, here is some useful information. If you have a practical query, you can also check out our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions. TIMETABLE & PROGRAMME GUIDE Take a look at the programme and schedule overview on our website, to see what happens when and where. You can also download the programme brochure here. INFO DESK & COLLECTING WRISTBANDS If you bought an Academy Pass or Day Pass, please pick up your wristband and programme brochure at the exchange points. The wristband is strictly personal and non-transferable – please bring your ID with you. This year Sonic Acts Academy has two wristband exchange points. One point is located at the Sonic Acts Academy Info Desk at Dansmakers and the other exchange point is at Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin. The Info Desk sells all the remaining ticket types and answers any questions you may have regarding Sonic Acts Academy. You can exchange your ticket for a wristband at the Info Desk from Friday to Sunday. You will also find Sonic Acts Academy press and guest accreditation points there. The exchange points are open during the following hours: Friday 23 February 19:00–23:00 Dansmakers 22:30–02:00 Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Saturday 24 February 09:00–19:00 Dansmakers 22:30–02:00 Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Sunday 25 February 09:30–20:00 Dansmakers ADDITIONAL INFORMATION If you plan on coming to the Academy Opening at Dansmakers on 23 February, please note that doors will open at 19:00 and the programme will start at 20:00. Please come on time to avoid delays to the programme. TRAVEL The airport closest to Amsterdam is Schiphol Airport. The fastest way to get to Amsterdam Central Station – and the city centre – is by train (15 minutes). More information about train travel in the Netherlands can be found here or use this door-to-door travel planner (both in English). The majority of our venues this year are in Amsterdam-Noord. From the back exit of Amsterdam Central Station you can catch the ferry to Amsterdam-Noord. This service is free of charge and runs frequently (even through the night). Bike rental The most efficient way of transportation is by bike, like the locals. TIP (Tourist Information Point) Noord Amsterdam will offer a 10% discount for Sonic Acts visitors, simply show your ticket at their rental desk. Just take the Buiksloterweg ferry behind Amsterdam Central Station and you will see it under the Tolhuistuin. More information about other bike rental companies can be found here. 
 Public transportation 
 For travelling by public transportation you can buy an OV-chip card from Central Station. With this card you must check in and check out when boarding or disembarking from a tram, bus, or metro. You can also purchase a disposable card for one hour (€2,90), for a single day (€7,50) or for multiple days (3 days for €16,50). One hour and single day cards can be purchased with the driver / conductor in the bus, metro and tram. For all information on public transport in Amsterdam visit the GVB website (in English). FOOD On Saturday and Sunday, Sonic Acts will serve lunch packages at Dansmakers from INAT Kantine. For only €4,50 you can enjoy a fresh, vegetarian meal, such as falafel or pasta salad. You can reserve lunch tickets here. In case you should have any further queries, please contact
Opening of Sonic Acts Academy 2016 at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photo by Pieter Kers.
Sonic Acts Academy 2018 Programme. Design by The Rodina.

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