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82. Posted by emmabeaumont (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi.

I was planning to attend Tomorrowland this year with my mates, however we have now all booked another holiday and no one wants to do this festival. So a friend suggested to me to check on here and see if theres anyone else looking to travel to this festival. im 23, travelling from london, happy to meet new people and rave it it up :-)

Emmax

83. Posted by irundowndreams (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

For anyone that has traveled to Belgium before? which airport is best to fly into to get to Boom?

84. Posted by Cwochnik (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

I'm going to Tomorrowland '12. I'm going alone also, I would love to meet up with some people while i'm there! I'm a 20 yr old male, so always up for meeting people in my age group. Feel free to email me on here and we can get in contact? I'm so excited for these 5 days!

85. Posted by Sanex (Inactive 7 posts) 2y

Quoting irundowndreams

For anyone that has traveled to Belgium before? which airport is best to fly into to get to Boom?

First off, Belgium is a small country so it doesn't really matter because the rail network is quite extensive. Anyway, that will really depend on where you are coming from but the most common airports are the Brussels National Airport-Zaventem (BRU) and Brussels South Airport (Charleroi) (CRL). The latter is not in Brussels despite the name but again, u can use public transport to get to Brussels or Boom. Tomorrowland.be has info on how to get to the festival area, but I'll paste here some relevant info and you could probably check it out later....

From the airport to the festival area:

From Brussels Airport (BRU)

By public transport
From Brussels Airport, take the train to Boom (on Friday) or to Mechelen (on Saturday and Sunday). The Airport train station is located below the terminal (level -1). A handy public transport planner can be found on www.b-rail.be

Friday July 27
From Brussels Airport, take the train to Brussel-Noord (North station 4 trains/h); in Brussel-Noord take the train to Antwerp (3 trains/h), get off the train in Antwerpen-Berchem and take the train to Boom (L-train Antwerpen-Centraal –Puurs). A free shuttle bus service will bring you directly from the railway station in Boom to the festival grounds.

Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29
From Brussels Airport, take the train to Brussel-Noord (North station 4 trains/h); in Brussel-Noord, take the train to Mechelen (2 trains/h). In Mechelen take bus 500 to Boom. The bus stop is located in front of the railway station (platform 10).

By car
Follow the signs “E19 Antwerpen”. Via the Ring road (R0) you arrive on the E19 in the direction of Antwerp. After about 22 km you take exit 8 “Rumst”. At the exit turn left (direction Rumst/Boom). Follow the signs “festival” if you don’t stay on the Tomorrowland camping site.

From Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

By public transport
Leave the airport building via door 2 (“porte 2”). Take bus A (public transport company: TEC) to the train station Charleroi-Sud. There you take the train to Boom (on Friday) or to Mechelen (on Saturday and Sunday). A handy public transport planner can be found on www.b-rail.be.

Friday July 27
From Charleroi-Sud, take the train to Antwerpen (Anvers),get off the train in Antwerpen-Berchem and take the train to Boom (L-train Antwerpen-Centraal – Puurs). A free shuttle bus service will bring you directly from the railway station in Boom to the festival grounds.

Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29
From the train station Charleroi-Sud, take the train to Mechelen (direction: Antwerpen/Anvers) (1 train/h at h40). In Mechelen take bus 500 to Boom (1 bus/h at h05). The bus stop is located in front of the railway station (platform 10).

86. Posted by irundowndreams (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Wow... That is very informative.. Thanks for all of the info. Are you heading to the festival as well?

87. Posted by omek (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

I'm rolling out to Tomorrowland with 3 of my friends and we are down to meet up with anyone coming from North America. We are from San Diego and will be traveling throughout Europe for a few weeks in July-Aug. Its our first time in Europe so any advice and tips would be great.

Thanks to Pavness for posting the detailed information above! I felt like Boom was out in the middle of nowhere. It sounds like we would be able to take public transit to get back to whatever hotel we're staying at.

I'm guessing most of the hotels are booked up. I've sent out an email to one waiting for a response and will be hitting up more hotels in the area to see if we can get a room. I want to be secure knowing I have a hotel room to stumble back too after getting trashed at the festival. I can't wait!!!

Hit me up on Facebook if you want to meet up, collaborate on a plan, or share some tips. http://www.facebook.com/dancarrjr

Dan

88. Posted by Sanex (Inactive 7 posts) 2y

Quoting irundowndreams

Wow... That is very informative.. Thanks for all of the info. Are you heading to the festival as well?

Yes I am!

89. Posted by Sanex (Inactive 7 posts) 2y

Quoting omek

I'm rolling out to Tomorrowland with 3 of my friends and we are down to meet up with anyone coming from North America. We are from San Diego and will be traveling throughout Europe for a few weeks in July-Aug. Its our first time in Europe so any advice and tips would be great.

Thanks to Pavness for posting the detailed information above! I felt like Boom was out in the middle of nowhere. It sounds like we would be able to take public transit to get back to whatever hotel we're staying at.

I'm guessing most of the hotels are booked up. I've sent out an email to one waiting for a response and will be hitting up more hotels in the area to see if we can get a room. I want to be secure knowing I have a hotel room to stumble back too after getting trashed at the festival. I can't wait!!!

Hit me up on Facebook if you want to meet up, collaborate on a plan, or share some tips. http://www.facebook.com/dancarrjr

Dan

Don't mention it...just pasted already available info. In case u don't get a hotel (and it's better if you don't!), check out the camping option on dreamville.be although u can only get a camping ticket once u have the festival ticket. Good luck :-)

PS: If u get a hotel then it seems you'll have to organise for transport with your hotel whatever time the festival ends...

90. Posted by omek (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Quoting Pavness

Quoting omek

I'm rolling out to Tomorrowland with 3 of my friends and we are down to meet up with anyone coming from North America. We are from San Diego and will be traveling throughout Europe for a few weeks in July-Aug. Its our first time in Europe so any advice and tips would be great.

Thanks to Pavness for posting the detailed information above! I felt like Boom was out in the middle of nowhere. It sounds like we would be able to take public transit to get back to whatever hotel we're staying at.

I'm guessing most of the hotels are booked up. I've sent out an email to one waiting for a response and will be hitting up more hotels in the area to see if we can get a room. I want to be secure knowing I have a hotel room to stumble back too after getting trashed at the festival. I can't wait!!!

Hit me up on Facebook if you want to meet up, collaborate on a plan, or share some tips. http://www.facebook.com/dancarrjr

Dan

Don't mention it...just pasted already available info. In case u don't get a hotel (and it's better if you don't!), check out the camping option on dreamville.be although u can only get a camping ticket once u have the festival ticket. Good luck :-)

PS: If u get a hotel then it seems you'll have to organise for transport with your hotel whatever time the festival ends...

We want to go camping, but we'll probably only be at the festival for 2 days. We were wondering if there is any place out there where we can just rent camping gear for a couple of days. We would hate to buy some camping gear for 2 days and have to lug it around Europe with us for 2 weeks. We won't be camping anywhere else.

We were also thinking of just buying some cheap tents and then maybe getting rid of them there, giving the to someone, or trashing them. Whatever is easier, but either way, that would be a waste of $100 on a tent.

Also, if we stayed in a tent, where can we keep out stuff secure? I don't want to leave all of my belongings in a tent for someone to roam through. I was thinking of just locking up some of my stuff in a locker at a train station. By any chance do they have big lockers at the festival grounds where we can lock up most of our stuff. I would only take a small pack and stuff that i wouldn't mind losing and keeping it in the tent as we camp.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Dan

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