Practical information

There are some things which are useful to know as participating (foreign) group.

Participant fields

During the camp participants will camp in their own tents and cook on their own material. Participants will need to acquire their own food.

Gas to cook

The most common gas, for cooking, is propane. A propane gas bottle has a half imperial connection with left hand thread. Whereupon the pressure regulator is directly connected.

Propane can be bought near the campsite. Other gases, such Campinggaz must be purchased in specialized shops.

Make sure the gas hoses and the gas pressure regulators have not passes their expiration date. The gas hose should be longer than 1.5 meters.

Staff field

The staff will set up their own tents on the staff field. Staff members will receive their meal in the main tent. Here is also coffee and tea available.


Correspondence before the camp is possible in Dutch and English. The official language during activities and on the camp is English. All official information is available in English. To solve insuperable language problems there are translators amongst the staff.


Nederweert is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg. The municipality is located in the central region of Limburg, has 16,763 inhabitants (February 1, 2012) and has an area of 101.78 km² (of which 2.10 km² water). In the municipality lies, alongside the eponymous village Nederweert, also the villages Ospel, Ospeldijk, Nederweert-Eind and Leveroy. The municipality Nederweert is intersected by three channels: the Zuid Willemsvaart, the Noordervaart and Kanaal Wessem-Nederweert. In the sprawling outskirts of Nederweert, located next to a number of hamlets and villages are also three large natural areas: the National Park De Groote Peel, the Weerterbos and fens area Sarsven and De Banen.

Supermarkets, bakeries and butchers

A supermarket, a form of grocery store, is a self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise, organized into departments. It is larger in size and has a wider selection than a traditional grocery store, also selling items typically found in a convenience store, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box store. The supermarket typically comprises meat, fresh produce, dairy, and baked goods departments, along with shelf space reserved for canned and packaged goods as well as for various non-food items such as household cleaners, pharmacy products and pet supplies. Most supermarkets also sell a variety of other household products that are consumed regularly, such as medicine and clothes, and some stores sell a much wider range of non-food products.

For bread, you can also go to bakeries. You can get your meat at the butcher.

Rest day

The rest day is a weekly day of rest. The other days of the week are called working days. In Western culture, Sunday is the rest day. On this day, most shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on custom times.

Smoking, alcohol and drugs

Smoking is not allowed on the entire NICES site except in specially designated areas.

Consuming alcohol is subject to the statutory age. For light alcoholic beverages this is 18 years. It is not allowed to bring or consume liquor (alcohol percentage above 20 %) on the NICES site. Low alcoholic beverages (beers and wines) are only available during the evenings in the bars in the festival area (from 20:00h). It is not allowed to take self-brought drinks and / or alcohol to the festival site. During the day no alcohol is allowed. In case of alcohol abuse or inconvenience due to alcohol, enforcement actions will be taken.

Possession or use of drugs (including soft drugs) is prohibited and leads to immediate removal from the site.