Just say Know ♥ Inform Yourself

This year things may be a little different:

COVID-19

Clubs, venues and indoor events are allowed to be open between 00:00 and 06:00 CET. If you would like to attend an event in the Netherlands you will need to show a COVID Certificate, with a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. People who live in The Netherlands can present these using CoronaCheck.

Check the government website for up to date info.

Alcohol and other drugs

Be drink and drug aware – don’t overdo it.

The use of alcohol or other drugs always carries risks. Inform yourself about the risks and how you can limit them. Check Unity online or if they’re around have a chat with the Unity volunteers.

Bringing drugs into a club or a bar is prohibited. You’ll be searched by security staff at the entrance. If you’re found to be carrying drugs, you could be handed over to police. Visitors from abroad should keep in mind that most venues other than coffeeshops do not allow soft drugs to be consumed on their premises. In other words, there’s a chance you are not allowed to bring cannabis or it, even in the smoking area. Make sure you check the house policy!

A new alcohol law has been in place since 1 July 2021. Alcohol was already not allowed to be sold to visitors under the age of 18. But if you are under 18, you can now also be fined if you buy, carry or accept alcohol from someone else. In addition, someone over 18 who buys alcohol for someone under 18 is also punishable.

Drug checking

The strength of illegal drugs can vary enormously. In addition, there are currently many risky high-dose XTC pills in circulation. Get your drugs tested and adjust your dosage. This reduces your likelihood of having a bad time or needing medical help.

  • Check Unity for drug checking service info, addresses & opening hours in English.
  • In Amsterdam, the test services will be opened extra in the period around ADE 2021.

Opening hours drug checking service during ADE

When Opening hours Location
Monday 17.00-20.30 Jellinek, Jacob Obrechtstraat 92
Monday 17.30-20.30 GGD Amsterdam, Valckenierstraat 4
Tuesday 17.00-20.30 Jellinek, Jacob Obrechtstraat 92
Tuesday 17.30-20.30 GGD Amsterdam, Valckenierstraat 4
Wednesday 17.00-20.30 Jellinek, Jacob Obrechtstraat 92
Wednesday 17.30-20.30 GGD Amsterdam, Valckenierstraat 4
Thursday 17.00-20.30 Jellinek, Jacob Obrechtstraat 92
Thursday 17.30-20.30 GGD Amsterdam, Valckenierstraat 4
Friday 17.00-20.30 Jellinek, Jacob Obrechtstraat 92
Friday 17.30-20.30 GGD Amsterdam, Valckenierstraat 4
Saturday 13.30-16.30 GGD Amsterdam, Valckenierstraat 4

Check drugs-test.nl for other locations in The Netherlands.

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