Where
&
When

A transformative event needs a special environment… it’s to be found deep in the woods of the Dutch Veluwe… A place for amazement, creativity and community!

This year, Where the Sheep Sleep will be held on the beautiful Bosweide inside Park Berg & Bos in Apeldoorn.

Green slopes, majestic trees and even a tranquil spot for our Temple: Berg & Bos has everything our Sheeps need for a weekend of dreamed reality.

Berg & Bos is part of a nature reserve and is granted to us, thanks to our continuous effort in Leaving No Trace and cleaning all MOOP. This does, however, limits the use of open fires and amplified music at night. Other than that, it’s the perfect spot for this Burn Event where we invite all co-dreamers that want to make their dreams a reality.

Directions by car or RV
For navigation systems enter the following address: Sportpark Orderbos in Apeldoorn. Exiting the highway A1 at exit 19, follow the road on the Europalaan, Laan van Spitsbergen and turn to the Sportlaan all the way to Sportpark Orderbos. The site itself is not reachable by car. The car needs to be parked in the designated parking area.

Park Berg&Bos

Park Berg&Bos

The Ten Principles

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the events’ inception.

  • Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

    RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION
    RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION
  • Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

    IMMEDIACY
    IMMEDIACY
  • Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

    PARTICIPATION
    PARTICIPATION
  • Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

    RADICAL SELF-RELIANCE
    RADICAL SELF-RELIANCE
  • In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

    DECOMMODIFICATION
    DECOMMODIFICATION
  • Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

    GIFTING
    GIFTING
  • Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

    LEAVING NO TRACE
    LEAVING NO TRACE
  • We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

    CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
    CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
  • Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

    COMMUNAL EFFORT
    COMMUNAL EFFORT
  • Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.  

    RADICAL INCLUSION
    RADICAL INCLUSION