Cannabis Liberation Day 2017

Cannabis Liberation Day 2017

The biggest cannabis and hemp event in The Netherlands!

The 9th Cannabis Liberation Day will take place on June 11th 2017, 2pm till 10pm. The event is free. On Cannabis Liberation Day we celebrate the international cannabis culture and show how much good this plant has to offer. Cannabis Liberation Day calls for tolerance and widespread use of hemp as durable resource and challenges the criminalization of the plant, the cannabis consumers, coffeeshops and cultivators.


Cannabis Liberation Day will again be held at Flevopark, the greenest park of Amsterdam. The park is easily accessible by public transportation. Please treat the park with respect, use the bins and toilets and stay on the grass and pathways.


In addition to the stage program with artists, speakers and DJs from home and abroad there is a big Hemp Market, a Cannabis University in collaboration with Cannabis News Network (with debates masterclasses and workshops), a Vape Lounge and a mouth watering food and drinks area.


At the Hemp Market, cannabis- and hemp related organisations and companies will present themselves and their -legal- products. Non-commercial organisation do not have to pay rent for stands. If you are interested in a booth, send an email to


Since 1999, in the first week of May protests and festivals are organised worldwide in support of legalizing cannabis, under the name Global Marijuana March. Because there were none of these activities in Holland, in 2009 VOC Nederland decided to organise Cannabis Liberation Day


Main Stage Schedule

14.00-14.05: Welcome and opening: Derrick en DC Lama
14.50-14.55: Speaker 1: Marian Hutten and Serge de Bruin
14.55-15.45: Dj set 1: United Sounds
15.45-15.50: Speaker 2: Robert Veverka
15.50-16.35: MOOON
16.35-17.25: Dj set 2: Barry Paf (featuring rapper Sepa)
17.25-17.30: Speaker 3: Martin Barriuso
18.20-18.25: Koos Zwart Award Ceremony PCN
18.25-18.30: Highlife Cup all round winner Ceremony
18.30-19.15: Dj set 3: Dj Skunkstar
19.15-19.20: Speaker 4: Doede de Jong
19.20-19.30: Joep Oomen Seed Giveaway 
19.30-20.20: THE DUBBEEZ
20.20-20.25: Speaker 5: Ricardo Baca
20.25-21.10: Dj set 4: Dj Skunkstar
21.10-21.15: Speaker 6: Rick Simpson
21.15-22.00: SON MIEUX
22.00: Curfew

Cannabis University

14.00-14.20: Cannabis News Network compilation
14.20-14.25: break
14.25-14.45: Masterclass Cannabis Career: Cannabinoïds and terpenes (NL)
14.45-14.50: break
14.50-15.10: Masterclass Wernard Bruining: making your own cannabis oil (NL or ENG)
15.10-15.15: break
15.15-15.35: Coffeeshop 2.0: Thijs Roes interviews Martin & Marcel  Boerejongens (NL)
15.35-15.40: break
15.40-16.10: Panel debate 1: Medicinal cannabis in the Netherlands (NL)
Marian Hutten en Serge de Bruin, Freek Polak, Bart Hissink
16.20-16.25: break
16.25-16.45: Q & A / Live interview Michka (ENG, to be confirmed)
16.45-16.50: break
16.50-17.10: Q & A / Live interview Alan Dronkers: The Dutch weed war (ENG)
17.10-17.15: break
17.15-17.45: Panel debat 2: Regulation in the Netherlands: Risks and Opportunites (NL)
Bart Vollenberg, Rick Brand, Derrick Bergman
17.45-17.50: break
17.50-18.10: Q & A / Live interview Rick Simpson (ENG)
18.10-18.15: break
18.15-18.45: Panel debate 3: How to end prohibition: experiences abroad (ENG)
Sean Carney, Robert Veverka, James Burton, Clark French, Micha Knodt
18.45-18.50: break
18.50-19.10: Q & A / Live interview Ricardo Baca (ENG)
19.10-19.15: break
19.15-19.45: Panel debate 4: Cannabis Social Clubs (ENG)
Martin Barriuso, Greg de Hoedt, Rosaria Ricci, Michel Degens (TBC), Rinus Beintema
19.45-19.50: break
19.50-20.10: Masterclass Nicole Maalsté: Grass Poll (NL)
20.10-20.15: break
20.15-20.35: Masterclass Dabbing & concentrates Tan (Cannabis College) (ENG)
20.35-20.40: break
20.40-22.00: Documentary: Rolling Papers (80 minuten)

House Rules

Respect the environment: stay on the grass and pathways
Use the bins and toilets
No selling of cannabis
No aggression
No hard drugs
No selling of alcohol


Main Sponsor

Amsterdam Genetics

Official Partners

Sensi Seeds




VOC Nederland

Travel Information



Flevopark, Valentijnkade

Public Transport

We encourage everyone to come by public transport or by bike.

We recommend with train, tram (line 3 and 7) or bus (line 22, 37, 40, 41, 245) to travel to Muiderpoort Station. From there it is 5 minutes walk to the Flevopark. By train you get from Amsterdam Central Station in 5 minutes to Muiderpoort Station.


If you arrive by car, there is limited opportunity for free parking at the following parking spaces: P3 and P7 Science Park. From there it is a few minutes walk via the bridge over the Ringvaart. If you can’t find it, take a look at our map below (zoom out possible).


Camping Zeeburg is nearby for those who would like to set up their tent and stay for the night.



Amsterdam Genetics

Cannabis News Network