Innovation In The Dam 2018 is almost upon us. To help your weekend in Amsterdam run smoothly we have compiled this guide to walk you through the entry process, where to go for your daytime events, and what to do if you’ve opted for the VIP upgrade on Saturday night.


We are using 2 different clubs across the weekend. The Melkweg on Friday & Sunday, and the The Box on the Saturday. The addresses & Google map links can be found below. There are no data roaming fees in Europe with the majority of mobile phone operators now so you can use your Google maps on your mobile devices to help you get around, you can search direction either by foot or by public transport using the Google Maps app.

MelkwegLijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH Amsterdam

The BoxMekongweg 5, 1043 AE Amsterdam

Melkweg is the location of our information point that will be open on the Friday & Saturday for you to come & exchange your e-tickets for entry wristbands. Enter the front doors and you’ll see us set up on the left hand side.

The Box is a little way out of the town centre, it will take about 20 minutes from Centraal Station via train to Sloterdijk Station, it’s then a brisk 15 minute walk station (See the Google map info here including train times). A cab to The Box will cost around €26 from central Amsterdam, but you may find an Uber to be cheaper if you have the app?

IMPORTANT: The Box club requires everyone to show ID on entry


Your e-tickets will have been emailed to you at the time of purchase. If for any reason you have not received them please follow the instructions on our e-ticket help page.

We will need to scan your ticket & issue you a wristband to wear for the duration of the weekend in Amsterdam. Our info point at Melkweg will be open from 1pm – 5pm Friday & Saturday for you to come and collect your club entry wristbands. We’d advise coming to do that during the day as it will speed up the queue times when we open the club at night.

Please have your e-tickets unfolded, or up on your mobile device ready for scanning when you get to us, we will also need to see ID for the person who purchased the tickets.

Don’t arrive in time to get the info point? Don’t worry, we will be able to scan your tickets when the venue opens at night.

Note: Your e-ticket can only been scanned once, once we’ve issued you a wristband / entry voucher that then replaces any previous tickets you have been emailed. Should you lose your wristband or entry ticket we cannot replace them so look after them!



Those of you have have purchased the VIP upgrade for Saturday night will be able to collect your VIP wristband from our info point during the day on Friday & Saturday 1pm-5pm, or during the night from the merchandise stall on Friday night, this will mean you can skip the main queue on Saturday night. Join the VIP queue on arrival at The Box.

If you do not arrive until Saturday evening, come along to The Box with your entry & VIP e-tickets, join the VIP queue and we will scan & issue your bands there.

If you paid for your VIP upgrade by 1st November then you may collect your FREE programme lanyard from the merchandise stall (The staff will have a list of those who qualified for this offer).



Your e-tickets will need to be exchanged for a boarding card from our info point at Melkweg during the opening times on Friday daytime, from the merchandise stall on Friday night, or Saturday afternoon from the info point until 14:30pm.

We will have staff issuing any final entry vouchers at the pier for any late arrivers from 15:00pm (Make sure you have your e-ticket & ID with you).

The boat departs from Pier 14 located behind Central Station (Click here for Google Maps location), boarding starts at 15:15pm and the boat will set sail at 15:30pm sharp

Do not be late, the boat will not wait for you!



On the Friday & Sunday at Melkweg club the venue accepts cash & cards at the bar.

The Box club on Saturday night operates a token system, you will need get a drink card and top it up with credit which you can then use to buy drinks at the bars & for payment to enter the toilets. The token booths & machines can be found at the far right of the venue after coming through the main entrance.


Both venues have cloakrooms or lockers where you can leave your coat, it will be cold in Amsterdam! Please be aware The Box venue may ask that you put your coats in the lockers. Also be sure to put your cloakroom ticket somewhere safe & don’t forget to pick your coats up again at the end of the night.

The clockroom at Melkweg is located directly in front of you as you enter the venue.

The lockers at The Box are situated to the right as you pass through the 2nd set of entrance doors.



We will have exclusive Innovation t-shirts, hoodies, programme lanyards & more available from our merchandise stalls located in the venues each night. If you want to get your hands on one of our limited edition Innovation In The Dam 2018 Tour T-Shirts then we’d advise getting yours earlier in the weekend as they do sell out each year & you don’t want to be left disappointed when they all gone come Sunday night.



Below you can find a Google Map detailing the locations of Melkweg, The Box, Pier 14 & Centraal Station. Click on the icons for more information & to get directions from your current location.