Laws &


Theme camps are created and organized by the participants. They are encouraged to create themes and find ways to have their camp contribute to the community at large. It’s up to you to decide if you want to start or join a theme camp, or you’d rather go free camping.

Here you find all the theme camps who have registered. If you like to join them, please be in contact with them directly. The Burning Man NL doesn’t play a role in allocating camp members.


WtSS is a closed, private event, only accessible for ticketholders of WtSS and their guests. This allows us to reject non-ticketholders, to be able to follow the laws of a non-public event. This is very important.
The event is also subject to all Dutch law. Law enforcement agencies may come visit WtSS, and you risk being cited and/or arrested if you are caught breaking the law. WtSS does not promote or condone the use of illegal drugs.

ID and age limits

Upon arrival all visitors should be able to present a valid ID and ticket. Different wrist bands will be supplied for visitors over 18  and under 18 (who are not allowed to drink any alcohol).
During the entire event period a valid ID should be carried and presented, as is the law in The Netherlands. The following documents are valid IDs: drivers license, passport, another official identity card

Alcohol and (e-)smoking

It’s prohibited for visitors under the age of 18 to consume alcohol according to Dutch law. In addition, it is prohibited for visitors aged 18 and older to give alcohol to visitors under 18 years. After a first warning, the second time will result in the removal from the site.
At the request of the Where the Sheep Sleep team, security or other authorized persons, visitors will submit a proof of ID, allowing the age to be determined. Visitors under 18 will receive a different wristband for easy recognition.
Smoking on Where the Sheep Sleep is only allowed outdoors. Indoor locations, such as inside buildings, tents and / or under canopies, are strictly non-smoking zones.
Visitors younger than 18 may not smoke at the event.
Refills e-cigarette
Sealed, closed refills for e-cigarettes are only permitted with a maximum equivalent of 8 packs of cigarettes. This comes down to max 16 ml of liquid (plastic ) refills.
Any excess of this amount will result in the seizing of goods.

Drugs & medication

It is illegal by law to carry or trade illegal substances, such as drugs. Police and organization will have the right to check in luggage, cars, caravans and campers.  Additionally, other mind-enhancing substances (e.g. nitrous oxide) are not allowed on the premises.
Heavy medication, food and fluids necessary for the treatment of allergies or other diseases can only be brought in with a valid medical certificate.
Seized goods
Non-Permitted items will be (temporarily) seized by the organization. When illegal articles or substances are found, security will be alerted and the visitor could be transferred to the police.


Security is present on the entire premises, represented by voluntary supervisors and security. However, we would like to emphasize to leave any valuables at home and to definitely not leave them in tents or cars.
Public Boundaries
The area we are using is fenced off, but it is possible for un-invited members of the public to wander into the event. If you encounter any outsider in the event area (recognizable by NOT wearing a WtSS 2017 wristband), kindly explain to them that this is a private event and ask them to leave. In case you don’t want that to do yourself, ask a Wolf Ranger to help you.