FAQs - Taste of Amsterdam

What’s included in my ticket?
All tickets include entry to the festival. To see the full details of each ticket type and what’s included, please click here.

Where do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be bought in advance via our webiste or at the ticket office at the event on the day itself. We do recommend that you pre-purchase your tickets to take advantage of the pre-festival discounts and to ensure you get the ticket type of your choice as some ticket types sell out in advance of the festival. Additionally, Taste of Amsterdam is limited in capacity so we recommend you purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Why is there a service fee charged when I buy a cashcard and not when I buy a regular ticket? 
This year we are using a different payment system. Cash will be charged on cashcards that you receive when your ticket is scanned. For these cashcards, €1 will be charged.

I purchased a ticket via the website and haven’t received the email with tickets yet. What do I do?
All tickets are e-tickets. Please have a copy of your ticket ready on your phone, or have a print-out ready to show in the relevant entry lane at the festival (signs will direct you to the correct lane). If you have any ticket related questions, please send an e-mail to info@rare.nl

What are the event opening times?
Taste of Amsterdam takes place from the 31st of May – 3rd of June. For more information, please refer to the ‘About Taste’ page.

How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?
Most dishes vary from €5,- to €7,50, however a restaurant’s ‘Icon Dish’ may be priced from € 7,50 upwards.

How do I pay for food or products from the Gourmet Market?
You can pay at the Gourmet Market using your pin card or cashcard. Some stands also accept credit cards.

What are the hashtags I can use to share my Taste moments?
#tasteofamsterdam #tasteofamsterdam2019 #taste2019

Will the event be affected by unfortunate weather circumstances?
We always keep a close eye on all weather reports and unless advised otherwise by local authorities, the event will go ahead as planned. Come rain or sunshine, Taste will happen!
As this is an outdoor festival, please wear appropriate footwear as weather conditions may vary. Should it be very wet or very hot, there are enough covered marquee areas throughout the festival.

IMG reserves the right to cancel or change event dates, time, line up and venue as required. Tickets purchased for the festival are non-refundable. Alternative dates and times may be issued to ticket holders at the discretion and decision of the organisers.

Do children require a ticket to attend?
No, children aged 16 and under are free to attend as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Proof of identification is required. We do however ask you to registrate your kid when buying a ticket for yourself.

Is there an age restriction?
No, we welcome all ages at Taste.

Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
No, we have a lot of lovely food and drinks at the festival, therefore no external food or drinks will be permitted onto the site premises.

Is smoking permitted on site?
Yes, smoking is allowed at Taste of Amsterdam wherever there are ashtrays. Please note that smoking inside the tents is prohibited.

Is the site wheelchair-friendly?
Taste is mainly flat ground and therefore wheelchair-friendly. However, please note that a part of the event takes place on grassy grounds. There are toilet facilities at the festival which are accessible for wheelchairs.

Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, we can’t let pets on-site. Please leave dogs (and all other animals) at home to come and enjoy all the wonderful things that Taste has to offer.

Photography on site
Visitors entering the festival consent that Taste of Amsterdam and third parties authorised by Taste of Amsterdam may make or record film, photographs or other forms of moving picture, still picture or any of them of the event (including, without limitation of visitors) for the use of media and promotions.

Responsible Service of Alcohol
Taste of Amsterdam is allowed to refuse service of alcohol if there is indication that a visitor is intoxicated. If your speech, balance, co-ordination or behaviour is affected, you might be refused service.

Taste of Amsterdam or a police officer can refuse you entry, or ask you to leave, if they think that you:
o Are likely to cause injury to anyone else or damage property, or otherwise cause risk to public safety
o Are disorderly
o Have drugs on you

I am a neighbour of the Amstelpark and surroundings:
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