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As SHA2017 is on a field, the best way to enjoy the entire festival is camping. We advise sleeping every night, and you'll be more comfortable in some sort of shelter.

Important links


Day Weekday Date Time Event
Day -8 Wednesday 26 July 2017 Buildup (orga) - Be early = Help out
Day -5 Saturday 29 July 2017 Buildup (orga + volunteers) - Be early = Help out
Day -1 Wednesday 2 August 2017 12:00 Access for village build-up
Day 0 Thursday 3 August 2017 12:00 Access visitors
22:00 End of build-up
Day 1 Friday 4 August 2017 12:00 First talk
17:00 Opening talk
20:00 Keynote
Day 2 Saturday 5 August 2017 Talks
Day 3 Sunday 6 August 2017 Talks
Day 4 Monday 7 August 2017 Talks
Day 5 Tuesday 8 August 2017 Talks
16:00 Closing talk
18:00 Tear down start
Day 6 Wednesday 9 August 2017 12:00 Leave terrain (visitors), Teardown (orga+volunteers)
Day 7 Thursday 10 August 2017 Teardown (orga + volunteers) - Stay late = Help out
Day 8 Friday 11 August 2017 Teardown (orga + volunteers) - Stay late = Help out

We need help with buildup and teardown, please register in the Angelsystem to enlist! If you would like to help with event buildup or teardown (and please do, we need the help!), please register in the Angel-system


The whole terrain of SHA2017 is divided into fields. A list of all Fields is and details about the individual Fields can be found here. SHA 2017 takes place on the beautiful fields next to the Nuldernauw. The 22 fields are all named after people who are memorable, who were pioneers in their area, be it computing, cryptography, medical innovation, aviation, space technology, internet privacy... or even heroes of some kind. The names are arranged in alphabetical order, starting at the northern side of the field, and going down to the southern side. So if a friend tells you they are at Wozniak field, and you're presently at Clarke field, you already know that you'll have to cross pretty much the entire terrain to meet them and it would be wise to grab a bottle of mate for the trip; however, if they are at Babbage field, it's worth sticking your arms up and waving: they may be able to see you. When you try to find a place for your tent, keep the sound in mind. As sound travels well over water, it is desirable to keep loud noise on the dry side of the dyke. Also, a lot of the babies will sleep on the Family village. Noise can be made untill midnight, as described here, click.

*=as of now, the numbers are still mocks

Power on the fields

The distibution cabinets deployed on the fields can be used to power your stuff. They are spaced about 25 meters apart. Be kind and share your power with your neighbours. Keep things dry! Use SCHUKO plugs, we don't facilitate the BLUE 16A CEE plugs! There are some 400V/32A 5pol. sockets too for villages and bigger projects. Consult team power at if you need to use one of those for big stuff like pizza ovens, you cannot use full power everywhere.


Since we can't allow to many cars on the field during buildup, we build a tool to help visitors to distribute their arrival over time. By setting the 'Buildup-Timeslot' value on your User-Page on the wiki you can indicate when you want to arrive and enter the field with a vehicle. Please also register in the angel system if you want to arive during (early) buildup. That data is then aggregated and shown on the Camping/Buildup page.

Those timeslots have no binding value! They just exist to help planning. The Security/Entrance Team will hand out vouchers to enter the field on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Bring your own tent

If you're completely new to camping, look at camping for beginners here.

Small Tents

The most obvious way to provide a sleeping space it bring your own tent and camp on the field. There are no requirements for small tents. Small tents provide sleeping space for a maximum of 5 persons, or are small pavilions.

Big Tents

Large tents need to be pre-registered for safety reasons (fire-safety, escape-routes, ...). So please mention them in the villages-registration-form. They also need to be fire-retardant according to NEN 6065 class II norm (equivalent DIN 4102-B1). Big tents include for example:

  • Hacktents
  • Kitchen tents
  • Lounge tents
  • Sleeping tents for more than 5 persons.

It will also need emergency lights, and a fire extinguisher if one of the following is true:

  • Tent is larger than 60m²
  • Peak usage is > 50 people (think of a party)
  • Normal user is > 30 people (daily usage: hacking, cooking, ...)

The municipality fire department will do a safety check of the campsite. They might also check your tent. Make sure it complies with the regulation. Worst-case scenario is that they won't approve and you have to take the tent down!

You can not rent tents through the SHA organisation any more at this time; they're sold out!

Campers, Cars and special Vehicles

The terrain is quite squidgy, so scouting doesn't like any vehicles on the grass. That leaves only a few small areas that can be used for vehicles. Therefore the number of vehicles allowed on the fields during the event is limited.

So please consider other options and leave the camper-spots for families and handicapped persons.

Getting a Camper-Ticket


A small batch of camper-tickets was availabe in the ticketshop. One Camper-Ticket is 10€. First-come-first-serve.

Important Rules

  1. A camper-ticket is not a parking ticket! Its intended only for camper/caravans and not for any kinds or cars/vans/busses.
  2. You can't select the position of your vehicle on the terrain. That means you most likely won't be able to camp next to a specific village.

Special Vehicles

We do recognize that some people want to bring 'special' vehicles (Hackerspace Bus, Art installations, ...). It they are an important part of a village or contribute to the awesomeness of the event it will be possible to have them on the terrain.

Please contact Team:Villages and tell them about your special vehicle to have it pre-registered. Also make sure to select the checkbox for 'special vehicles' in the villages-form.


By camper or special vehicle


If you come by boat, and your boat is suitable for sleeping, then sleeping in the harbor is possible.

Find more info on arriving here


If you can't or don't want to bring a tent, there are some other options.


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A KarTent is a tent you can order from the sha ticket shop, they are made from water resistant cardboard. These tents are one use only, but after the event all the tents get recycled. This is a handy alternative to buying a tent for one time use if you didn't have one or when you want to save room when travelling by leaving your tent at home. You get the carTent on the terain, and you can place it at your village or other available camping area.

The dimensions are 1,60 meter by 2,20 meter while being 1,30 meter at the highest point. Further more the tent has two layers of carton to keep out the rain and to function as isolation. Check out our blog post for more information on how the Kartent handles and feels.

The tent is available in two options. You can buy it with or without sleeping gear. The sleeping gear will include an air mattress, sleeping bag and pillow that you can keep or donate to a thrift store after the event. If you reserved a Kartent, you can pick it up on the terain and place it on a suitable spot, for example near a village, or on a more silent field.

Big tents



We offered the possibility to rent big tents via the ticket shop.

  • Size 5mx5m
  • 550€ for the whole event
  • wooden floor
  • ready to move in on Day 0

Since those tents are rather plain and boring please bring some decoration. Blinkenlights are always welcome :) Please do not to damage those tents, the orga will pay a deposit for them. If you do something really stupid and damage the tent, we will ask you for monetary compensation.

Tables and chairs


Similar to the tents, you could also order chairs and tents to be ready for you at the campsite.


The hotel is fully booked

The Postillion hotel on the other side of the river is fully booked. (Amersfoort, postillion-hotel-amersfoort-veluwemeer).The Safe Harbour Authority will run a ferry across the water.



SHA-2017 has their own harbour that is run by the Safe Harbour Authority. The goal of the Safe Harbour Authority is to offer an harbour for boats to dock during SHA-2017, be the on water camping ground of boat lovers, a ferry service, learn about technologies related to boating and organizer of fun water related activities. In order to facilitate that in a safe way we will offer harbour safety services that are available 24/7 during the camp in conjunction with Team Safety. We will have offices, good communications and trained volunteers. The Safe Harbour Authority adds to your SHA2017-experience and brings a cool eye candy and learning at experience to the SHA2017-community. You can find more information on Safe Harbour page.