Q&A: Sensation Amsterdam 2017


Why is this the last Sensation Amsterdam?

After 18 years, we feel that it’s time for renewal. This can be done in two ways: you either keep doing what you’re doing or you say goodbye and start something new. We chose the latter; stop at our peak and put our full focus into something new.


Does this mean the end of Sensation worldwide?

No, we only say goodbye to the Netherlands with ‘The Final’ edition. Sensation international will continue abroad.

Why will Sensation continue abroad?

Sensation is based in the Netherlands. It began as a concept from Duncan Stutterheim and Eric Keijer, both season ticket holders of Ajax. They thought of turning the Amsterdam ArenA into the biggest nightclub in the world. This succeeded and with the introduction of a white dress code, a unique dimension was added. We have successfully Celebrated Life with Sensation White in 34 countries worldwide and we will continue in doing so abroad. For the Netherlands, however, it is time to say goodbye and come back with something new.


Does this have to do with declining ticket sales?

With Sensation Amsterdam, we still sell out the entire Amsterdam Arena and this will also happen with ‘The Final’ on July 8th.


What separates ‘The Final’ from other Sensation shows?

We have a phenomenal lineup with (in order of appearance) Mr. White, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Fedde le Grand, Hardwell, ‘Special Guest’ and Axwell & Ingrosso, hosted by MC Gee. Fedde will play the megamix live, showcasing all the biggest hits of Sensation throughout the years. In addition, the last closing hour will be a back-to-back set with an array of Dutch DJs that have played at Sensation in previous years. One thing is for certain: Sensation Amsterdam will go out with a big bang!


Who is the ‘Special Guest’?

Still to be announced.


Minimum Age

You must be eighteen years or older to be admitted to Sensation. Even with the permission of your parents or if accompanied by someone over eighteen, you will not be permitted if you are under the age of eighteen. Please note that the minimum age may differ by country.


If you have any questions about Sensation, please send an email to info@sensation.com

Event Policies

NO Reentry/ins & outs per day
NO Camping (except at official event campgrounds, when applicable)
NO Refunds or exchanges
NO Sitting on designated dancefloor areas
NO Moshing, crowd-surfing or stage-diving
NO Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
NO Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.
NO Tailgating

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry

YES Any driver's license or ID card containing a photograph and date of birth
YES A valid passport containing a photograph and date of birth

Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry

NO School ID
NO Consular ID
NO Birth certificates
NO Photocopies of any ID

Photo and video

You are allowed to bring mobile phones and/or pocket digital cameras so that you can capture all the special moments at Sensation.

Please note that, with the exception of equipment brought by people who have official press accreditation, professional cameras and video cameras are not allowed and will be taken from you at the entrance to the venue.


For press accreditation please send an email to info@sensation.com.

You will be sent an official accreditation form that you will need to fill in and return. You will be informed whether your accreditation has been accepted no later than one week before the event. 

Tour schedule

All show dates are released on our website and Facebook page. Make sure to check this on a regular basis to know if and when Sensation will take place in your country.

Job applications

Sensation is honored that so many people would love to work for us. Unfortunately we do not have any job openings at this time. Thanks for your understanding and we wish you every success with your future endeavors.

What to Bring With You

Your ticket
Photo ID (see Acceptable Forms below)
White clothes (top and bottom need to be white)
Smiles and good vibes!

Dress Code

YES White shirts with small prints of another colour
YES Accessories of another colour
YES Shoes of another colour
YES White jeans
YES Maximum off 20% of your outfit another colour
YES White shorts
YES Flip-flops

When it come to choosing your outfit for Sensation, remember WHITE = WHITE! So no beige, brown or grey, regardless of the shade. Also note the following rules:

NO Jeans in any colour but white

NO Topless dancing - guys or girls!

Please note that if you are not dressed in white, you will not be admitted into the event area. Not even with a valid ticket.

Acceptable Items

YES Small bags, single compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, & purses (maximum 12"x12")
YES Cell phones
YES Selfie sticks
YES Earplugs
YES Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
YES Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
YES Hats

Prohibited Items

NO Illegal substances
NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
NO Pets
NO Laser pointers
NO LED gloves or LED microlights
NO Masks
NO Glass, cans, cups or coolers
NO Markers, pens or spray paint
NO Large chains or spiked jewelry
NO Stickers, flyers
NO Large purses, bags or backpack (over 12″×12″)
NO Food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
NO Weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
NO Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no GoPro, detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)