ADE Green 2022: Accessibility Guide

Monday, 03 October 2022
The program of ADE Green 2022 will take place in two beautiful venues in the heart of Amsterdam: Huis Vasari (Vrije Academie) on the Herengracht and Felix Meritis on the Keizersgracht. Two venues that can provide challenges for people with disabilities. Therefore, this article entails details about what to expect in terms of the accessibility of these two locations.

In addition, Special Care Hosts from the HandicapNL Foundation will be present at both locations during ADE Green 2022 to answer your questions about accessibility and provide support where needed.

Badge retrieval Westerkerk

All tickets must be validated at the Westerkerk at Prinsengracht 279, 1016 GW Amsterdam – you will receive your badge here. Generally speaking, it is not possible to scan your ticket at Felix Meritis or Huis Vasari. However, if this is not feasible for you, please notify the ADE Green team via this form and they will make sure your badge is waiting for you at the Special Care Hosts.

Accessibility Huis Vasari (Vrije Academie)

Adress: Herengracht 366, 1016 CH Amsterdam

Huis Vasari is located on the Herengracht. Parking is subject to availability, but taxi’s can come right up to the front entrance of the location for dropping off. Public transportation offers several options about 500 meters away.

Accessible Entrance Huis Vasari

Extra Care guests with a manual wheelchair can access the building through the service entrance, which is located on the ground floor, and situated directly next to the main entrance. A platform elevator leads to the basement. On this area, you can find workshop rooms and also the wheelchair accessible toilet. From here, another elevator leads to the reception on floor 0, and the Artemisiazaal and Michelangelozaal on floor 1.

Accessible Programs during ADE Green 2022

The building has mezzanine floors (e.g. level 1,5 or 2,5, meaning that there are several steps of varying heights seperating them from wheelchair-accessible floors). The following rooms and programs are accessible to people who use a wheelchair:

Michelangelo Hall

- Brainstorm: How can the Dutch music community help address the climate crisis?
- Workshop: Circular event management
- No excuse for single use! Reusables at events presented by Paardekooper
- Combat Climate Change – How the Music Industry Needs to Start a Cultural Transformation


- Closed industry meeting presented by HandicapNL (upon invitation)
- Expertise Session: batteries and policies (upon invitation)

Basement Atelier

- Workshop Possibilize

The following rooms at House Vasari are not wheelchair accessible. They are accessible to individuals who are able to take several steps (4 – 6) to reach the mezzanine floors where these rooms are located on. If you have any questions about this or need assistance, please contact the ADE Green Team.

Jacob de Wit Hall

- Campsite waste
- Climate Justice
- Future Festival Tools

Bernini hall

- Artistic activists, how to support them?
- How to grow a transformative mindset?
- The Green Buzzword Bingo

Coffee room (second floor)
Lunch room (basement)
Low-stimulus rest area (basement)

Accessibility Felix Meritis

Adress: Keizersgracht 324, 1016 EZ Amsterdam

Felix Meritis is located on the Keizersgracht. There are several parking garages nearby: Parkeergarage Kalverstraat / Q-Park Europarking / Q-Park de Bijenkorf. Taxi’s can come right up to the front entrance of the location for dropping off. Public transportation offers several options about 500 meters away.

Accessible Entrance Felix Meritis

Extra Care guests with a wheelchair can access the building through the main entrance, where a ramp is placed. This level entails the reception, restaurant, wheelchair accessible toilet as well as the Concertzaal. From here, two different elevators lead to different rooms upstairs – there’s a lift in the front of the building (leading to levels 2, 6, and 8), and also the back of the building (leading to levels 1, 3, and 5). This information is provided in the elevators as well.

Accessible Programs Felix Meritis

The building has a small number of mezzanine floors and balconies that are not wheelchair accessible. However, all rooms that are used for the ADE Green 2022 program are wheelchair accessible via the two different elevators in the building. Signing is provided on location for routing. If you have any questions about this or need assistance, please contact the ADE Green team using the form on the bottom of this page.

Are there elevators available?

Both venues have elevators suitable for manual wheelchairs. In case of a larger size wheelchair (e.g. electric), please contact the ADE Green Team using the form on the bottom of this page.

Is there additional support during ADE Green 2022?

Special Care Hosts from HandicapNL will be present at both locations. If preferred, the host can assist you with checking in a coat at Huis Vasari (the wardrobe is on a raised section), or providing coffee or tea (the breakroom is on a raised section). Our hosts can furthermore accompany or point you to the conference rooms or low-stimulance rest area.

Is there a care and/or low-stimulus rest area where I can retreat for a while?

At House Vasari, a low-stimulus rest area is set up next to the café. On site, ask a Special Care Host how best to get there. Please note that this room is not accessible by wheelchair. At Felix Meritis there is unfortunately no low-stimulance rest area available.

What about toilets in Huis Vasari & Felix Meritis?

Both House Vasari and Felix Meritis have wheelchair accessible toilets. In Huis Vasari, these are located on floor -1. In Felix Meritis, they are located on floor 0. This information is available in the elevators.

Which facilities are available in the conference rooms?

Wheelchair spaces are reserved in each wheelchair-accessible room (see list above). All speakers and moderators will be amplified through a surround system, as well as any video or sound bits that are included in presentations.

If you have an extra care request (e.g. reserving a chair next to the entrance, providing a barstool, etc.), please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Coming to ADE Green and in need of Special Care Support for your attendance at the conference? Then contact the ADE Green Team using the button below, they will get back to you as soon as possible with the options.

Request extra care via this form

This factsheet was created in collaboration with HandicapNL and ADE Green. Together with festival organizers and other key players, Green Events & Handicap NL are making a serious pledge to each other and taking concrete steps toward accessible and inclusive outdoor music festivals. By sharing knowledge, creating broader support, and working together in a tangible way. Read more about this collaboration in this program and this article. And if you have any ideas or comments regarding accessibility and ADE Green, please let us know via info@greenevents.nl.

ADE Green Organising Partners
Amsterdam Dance Event, Green Events, and Nachtlab Agency.

ADE Green Event Partners

Dopper, Gemeente Amsterdam, Handicap NL, Inno Quarter, The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, MOJO, and Paardekooper.

ADE Green Ambassadors

Awakenings, DJs for Climate Action, Festival Sustainability Lab, Future Festival Tools, Gemeente Haarlem, ID&T, Innofest, Julie's Bicycle, MTD, MyZap, Plastic Promise, Q-Dance, Rijkswaterstaat, VVEM, and Your Productions.

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