Awakenings is the largest techno festival in Spaarnwoude, located not far from Amsterdam.
The first event took place in 1997 in the premises of a former gas holder. Since 2000 the Awakenings festival has been held on the vast territory of the recreation area between Amsterdam and Haarlem during the day and in an Amsterdam club at night – for the afterparty. The territory of the festival is more than 3 thousand hectares. Every year on the last weekend of July, up to 80 thousand people from all over the world gather here to listen to more than a hundred DJs.