5 Essentials for Your Haarlem Vinyl Festival Visit

12 September 2023

So you've made up your mind, and being the vinyl enthusiast you are, you simply can't miss the first edition of our festival. Excellent choice! Here are five essential tips for your visit:


Bring Cash!

Most vendors at the market prefer cash, so it's a good idea to bring some if you're looking to discover that hidden gem. The Record Fair itself at Nieuwe Groenmarkt is free of charge and open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Plan your route

The Haarlem Vinyl Festival encompasses more than 25 locations, so it makes sense to plan your route in advance. Take the art and culture tour to get a taste of vinyl culture during the day, catch an in-store performance at a local record store. Most venues are within walking distance, but it also makes sense to rent a bike, such as an OV-fiets. But first, delve into the program!

Sort out your tickets and travel

The Haarlem Vinyl Festival offers multiple ticket options: you can purchase your preferred concert or event ticket for a performance at a specific location (for example, Patronaat or PHIL). If you're interested in Q&A sessions, signings, listening sessions, and more at PHIL, consider getting a day ticket (€15) or a three-day vinyl culture ticket (€37.50). Want the full experience? Go for the Weekend Pass (€250). There's also plenty of free programming to enjoy, including multiple expos and events at Jopenkerk! 

We encourage you to use public transport when visiting. Haarlem is only a 20-minute train ride away from Amsterdam Central Station, so whether you're coming from the UK, Germany, or Belgium, we've got your transportation needs covered. If you're planning a last-minute visit and looking for accommodation, VisitHaarlem has listed some great options for you. 

Visit PHIL, aka the Haarlem Vinyl Festival Hangout

Make sure to drop by PHIL on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; it will be your go-to place for daytime and evening programs, as well as a spot to relax after hours of crate digging.

Book a Tour at Record Industry

This might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Vinyl Culture and Weekend Pass holders have the option to book an exclusive tour at Record Industry on September 29, 2023 (very limited availability, time slots available between 12 PM and 4 PM). You can register for the tour here.

Enjoy your Haarlem Vinyl Festival experience to the fullest!