Tasting and payment exclusive whisky
The majority of the presented whiskies are free. Exhibitors can ask for a charge of one or more euros for the exclusive whiskey’s and whiskies. This can be paid with cash.

Festival Regulation
The international whisky festival “The Spirit of Amsterdam” introduces our guests to a variety of whiskies. The purpose is to taste and sip the whisky and not to drink large amounts of this strong liquor. The organization has every right to – whether or not warned previously– deprive your entrance to the festival and/or building, in case the organization suspects that you:

  1. a) have reached such a level of alcohol influence, that you have become a danger to yourself and/or others and/or cause inconvenience;
  2. b) cause violence or threat other with violence and/or commit criminal offences;
  3. c) do not follow up other instructions from authorized personnel.

Persons who are at least 18 years old can entrance the festival in case they have a valid ticket and a valid identification card, so they can identify themselves when uncertainty about their age occurs. Identification is mandatory for visitors under the age of 21. To identify “The Spirit of Maastricht” guest status guests and exhibitors get a wrist strap. This allows them to leave and re-enter the location.

Food and beverages
At the location sandwiches, coffee, tea and fresh drinks can be bought. These foods and beverages can be paid with regular money.  It is not allowed to take drinks outside the premises, or, as a guest of the festival, drink outside. Near the Vrijthof there are many lunch- and diner restaurants that welcome you before or after one of the sessions.

Smoking is prohibited within the premises. Smokers can smoke outside. With a small wristband theu can enter the festival again.

Measurements against alcohol abuse
Due to new regulations from the whisky sellers and urgent advice from the foundation alcohol prevention Stichting Alcohol Preventie (STAP), the duration of the sessions will be limited to 3 hours. All whisky festival organizers are committed to these regulations.

The afternoon and evening sessions are scheduled as follows:

13.00 and 19.00 p.m.: doors open and entrance

13.30 and 19.30 p.m.: tasting starts

16.00 and 22.00 p.m.: last half hour of tasting

16.30 and 22.30 p.m.: tasting closes and last half hour of sessions

17.00 and 23.00 p.m.: closure of session

We ensure our visitors  there will be enough to see and there will be nice entertainment.