Why You Should Know Selda (…and dare not miss her at Le Guess Who? Festival)

It has always been a dream to have Selda Bağcan perform at our festival. Via friends in Berlin, London and Istanbul we managed to have Selda play together with her new band Boom Pam, headlining our Sunday line-up. It seems that a lot of other artists playing Le Guess Who? this year fee...

Le Guess Who? reveals full line-up

New additions include a special project by Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart; Cut Hands; Ryley Walker; Lucrecia Dalt and new artists for 24-Hour Dronefest: Emptyset; Julianna Barwick; Dirk Serries and more.

Le Guess Who? nominated as Best Indoor Festival

Le Guess Who? Festival in The Netherlands has been nominated as Best Indoor Festival by the European Festival Awards. In the own words of the Festival Awards organization: "The Festival Awards is an opportunity to recognize the hard work, vision and creativity of the festival industry, ...

Changes in LGW program

Read all about changes in the Le Guess Who? Festival program; rescheduled shows, cancellations and/or replacing acts.

Le Bazarre: cult market with vintage, design, vinyl, books, graphic art and more

We’re happy to announce that this year, Le Bazarre will present their cult market on the Neude Square again. Explore their stalls of vintage, design, vinyl, books, graphic art and regional products.

Binkbeats celebrates live premiere at Le Guess Who? 2014

Operating from what looks like a dark and dusty storage room, with nearly every inch filled with weird and out of time instruments, Utrecht’s Binkbeats has become an unparalleled musical wizard, meticulously deconstructing electronic tracks note by note and rebuilding them in a single...

Announcing FUZZLAND, dedicated to all things fuzzy. Greylag, Viet Cong, Ogoya Nengo & more also join the LGW-fun

After announcing a 3-day program curated by Swans’ Michael Gira, a program hosted by Austin Psych Fest and 24-Hour Dronefest, Le Guess Who? Festival in The Netherlands adds another project for 2014: Fuzzland. Dedicated to showcasing all things fuzzy and focusing on a wide range of...

Become a volunteer at Le Guess Who?

We’re looking for people who would like to be a volunteer during Le Guess Who? Festival. Activities include ticketing, working during the Mega Record & CD Fair to provide the visitors info about Le Guess Who?, supervising expo’s, attending info desks and more.


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Le Guess Who? is a four-day festival that takes place each November in the heart of Utrecht, The Netherlands. We combine a top-notch collection of today's burgeoning talent with legendary, one-of-a-kind acts to create an inimitable atmosphere that electrifies the city. This year, the festival takes place November 20-23.

For international travelers and locals alike, Le Guess Who? offers the opportunity to see high-caliber performers in the most liberal of festival settings: fifteen venues of varying shapes, sizes and purposes. From churches and galleries to pop venues. Each plays host to a deftly curated line-up.

Utrecht, rated #6 on Lonely Planet's list of the 'World's Unsung Places,' is a lively, hospitable place. Built around the centuries-old Dom Tower, the city is branched by many picturesque canals, some with extraordinary wharf cellars that house shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars along the water. Utrecht is one of the Netherlands' oldest cities, with a compact, medieval centre. At the same time, Utrecht's student population of 40,000 makes the city a very vibrant place. As CNN put it, “Utrecht beats the old Amsterdam hands-down”. 

More Utrecht tourist information can be found here on this site

 
How do I get to Le Guess Who?

Utrecht is a travel hub, with train lines and motorways converging on the city from all directions, making it easily accessible by train (both international & national), bus, and car. Air travel is also quite simple from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport (only 30 minutes by train) and the Eindhoven airport (approximately 55 minutes by train).

Air travel

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the most convenient airport to fly to. Every 15 minutes a non-stop train departs for Utrecht Centraal.

Eindhoven and Rotterdam Airport are good second options. Both have fast-train connections between Central Station Rotterdam or Eindhoven which takes about an hour to get to Utrecht.

Getting to The Netherlands might be easier than you think. Flying to The Netherlands only takes:
London: 75 minutes
Berlin: 80 minutes
Barcelona: 2 hours
Oslo: 2 hours
Lisbon: 3 hours
Istanbul: 4 hours

Train

For national train information see the NS-site. For international train information, please check the NS international travel site

Car

If you come to Utrecht by car, remember that parking in the city centre is very expensive. It’s better to park at your hotel (if possible), in car-parkings, or at the P&R or ‘Transferium’ car parking at the edge of the city. From here you can easily take public transportation into town. 

Bike Rental

The easiest way to get around Utrecht is by bike. There are many options for bike rental in the city. Some options are Co van Beek, Fietspunt, Het Fietspad, Willemstraat Bike, and Laag Catharijne, which is located next to Utrecht Central Station.

 
Hotels

There are many wonderful places to stay in Utrecht. Some options in or around the city centre include Stone Hotel and Hostel (email them for Le Guess Who?-discount), NH Utrecht Hotel, Hello B&B, Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre, B&B Utrecht City Centre, Park Plaza Utrecht Hotel, Hotel Oorsprongpark, Hotel Holland Lodge, IBIS Hotel, Economy Hotel, Malie Hotel Utrecht. You can also check booking.com for an overview on hotels in and around Utrecht.

It might seem there are many hotels options in Utrecht, but please be aware that most are at capacity during the festival. It’s also important to note that LGW? takes place the same weekend as the 42nd annual Mega Record & CD Fair. If you’re interested in staying in a hotel, we recommend booking as early as possible.

Airbnb

With 1000+ rental locations in and around Utrecht, Airbnb is nice for groups both large and small. Visit the Utrecht Airbnb site to view your options.

Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is a global community of 9 million people in more than 120,000 cities that connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share their homes. You can find more advice about couchsurfing and hosting here on their website. If you're interested in couchsurfing, you can also join the Le Guess Who? group right here

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