FAQ

Q: Is it possible to arrive early?
A: No, EJC starts on Saturday 30th of July. Coming early is only possible if you register and help as a setup volunteer: volunteers@ejc2016.org Wildcamping is forbidden in The Netherlands. If you are looking for a place to stay, take a look at Camping Waterhout: www.waterhout.nl

Q: Is it possible to stay one/more days longer?
A: No, EJC ends on Sunday August 7th. Staying late is only possible if you register and help as a breakdown volunteer via volunteers@ejc2016.org

Q: I have booked and paid my EJC-ticket, why haven’t I received my e-mail ticket yet?
A: All e-tickets should be send. If you have paid and didn’t receive your ticket on time, we can check at the registration desk when the convention starts.

Q: Are preregistered tickets transferable? Can I pass my ticket on to someone else in case I can’t come to EJC after all?
A: It is possible to transfer tickets to another person via the prereg-coordinators: prereg@eja.net Please send them the person’s first and last name, email address, date of birth and country of living.

Q: How do I have to pay my ticket if I don’t preregister via internet?
A: Onsite you can buy a ticket. You can only pay by cash! Check the on-site prices at the tab Prices.

Q: If I volunteer, do I still need to pay my EJC-ticket?
A: Yes, everyone needs to buy their ticket! The convention is organized ‘by jugglers for jugglers’, so everyone is required to volunteer some time during the EJC. Without everybody volunteering (so if everything that needs to be done is done by paid people/professionals) the EJC price would be at least three times as high as it is!

Q: Will it be possible to wear the badge also on the ankle instead of the wrist?
A: Good news for all contact jugglers: yes, there will be badges that you can wear on your ankle instead of the wrist. But as in last years you’ll have to choose at registration on site whether you want to wear it on your wrist or ankle and you won’t be able to remove the badge until the end of EJC or it will lose its validity.

Q: What are the underage-rules for EJC 2016?
A: If you are 15 or younger you are not allowed to attend EJC on your own – you need an adult (over 18) to be with you (if it is not one of your parents, this person needs a parental consent). If you are 16 or 17 you are allowed to attend EJC on your own but you need a permission-form signed by your parents (or legal guardian). Without this consent you cannot attend EJC! You will receive all necessary forms with the your E-ticket.

Q: What about shade at the campsite? Are there any trees to camp under?
A: Unfortunately there are no trees at the campsite so there is no shade.

Q: Can I sleep in the gym?
A: It is forbidden to sleep in the gym. Sleep in your own tent at the campsite.

Q: Will there be big tops set up on the campsite to sleep in?
A: No, bring your own tent to the EJC campsite. Don’t you own a tent or don’t you want to sleep in a tent? See our other options at the accommodation page.

Q: Can I bring my dog to EJC 2016?
A: Animals are not allowed on EJC. Also not on the campsite. There is a hotel for animals in Almere: http://www.dierenpensionalmere.nl

Q: But he is really sweet and doesn’t bite?
A: No.

Q: But my guinea pig will stay in his cage in my caravan?
A: No.

Q: But I need him for my show?
A: Good try, but we organize the shows! Maybe we make an exception for a giraffe where you can whiz from.

Q: I would like to perform at open stage, where do I sign up?
A: At EJC there will be a daily meeting at 11am in the open stage tent, rehearsals will be from 11am until 2pm. It would be great if the people who want to perform on the Open Stage during the week could be at the first meeting on Sunday, so we can make a schedule for all days.

Q: Will there be WIFI onsite?
A: Yes, free wifi will be available onsite, around the Topsportcentrum

Q: Will there be an aerial-area this year?
A: Yes, there will be an aerial-area with special workshops this year!

Q: Will there be an acrobatics-area this year?
A: Yes, this year we’ll have a gym designated especially for acrobatics.

Q: I am a trader and want to sell my products at EJC 2016. What do I need to do?
A: Currently all booths in our trading area have been reserved. Email traders@ejc2016.org if you’d like to be added to the waiting list, in case a space opens up in the coming months.

Q: What is the weather like in Almere in August?
A: It can be sunny with 32 degrees celcius, but it can also be 20 degrees with rain. Be prepared for anything and take your raincoat and summer clothes with you, a thick sweater for the nights and don’t forget your swimwear for the pool or the beach!

Q: Where can I smoke?
A: In The Netherlands it is forbidden to smoke in public buildings, such as gyms, café’s, restaurants and toilets. It is also forbidden to smoke in the tents.

Q: What is the policy concerning alcohol and drugs in The Netherlands?
A: It is prohibited for anyone under 18 to buy and consume alcohol. All drugs are illegal in the Netherlands, but there is a tolerance policy for soft drugs (cannabis). Watch this video for more information on the Dutch drugs policy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGcGyBorbcs

It is illegal in the Netherlands to drink alcohol, be drunk and smoke cannabis in public (outside of the festival site). So if you’d like to have a drink, join us in the EJC bar!
Is your question not in this list? Send it to info@ejc2016.org and we will answer you as soon as possible!