You have to adhere to the following house rules to attend Viencon. When a rule can be interpreted, the staff member/stewards/gophers’ interpretation and judgement is final.
Visitors are explicitly requested to report inappropriate behaviour and contact to the staff members, stewards, or gophers, which are easily recognisable by their unique t-shirts and badges.
Staff members and stewards have the right to (temporarily) confiscate/prohibit dangerous cosplay props.
If you have a valid medical or professional reason to carry your baggage and coat, then you can request a “special baggage permit” at the registration desk or when registering at the website.
Center Parcs Swimming pool
Regulations Center Parcs Swimming Pools
Entry to Aqua Mundo
You are requested to store clothing in the designated lockers at the cloakroom of the swimming pool. Please do not bring valuable items. Items cannot be given at the lifeguard towers. Visitors are to empty their used locker after leaving the Aqua Mundo. The coin used to close the locker is then returned. The staff is able and allowed to remove unattended clothing from dressing rooms and lockers after closing hours. We (Center Parcs) are not responsible for the content of the lockers.
Children to the age of 11 are not allowed to be in the pool without adult supervision. An adult has to be at least 18 years old. Parents and/or supervisors should provide children who can’t swim with lifejackets and armbands. An adult always needs to be in arm’s reach.
Rejection or expulsion from the Aqua Mundo
Entry will be denied and/or stay will be terminated in the following cases:
Stay in the Aqua Mundo
People and/or groups can be denied entry to the Aqua Mundo and/or restaurants when they appear to or are expected to be a disturbance. Paid entry tickets can be refunded if the visitors hadn’t made use of the Aqua Mundo. Every vistor must behave in a manner that warrants order, safety, and hygiene. Staff rooms are prohibited for visitors. The number of visitors can be restricted if the Aqua Mundo is too crowded, due safety reasons. The management holds the right to change the opening times of or close (parts of) the Aqua Mundo in case of danger. It’s necessary to respect the opening and closing times. Day visitors are expected to have left at 22:30/11:30pm.
Visiting is the Aqua Mundo is wholly at own risk. The management is not liable for accidents, thefts, damages to property of the visitors in the swimming areas, sauna, dressing rooms or lockers, parking, bicycle storage, and other accommodations. Visitors who cause damage to the property of Center Parcs Europe N.V. are liable and can be claimed for the all costs from the damages, repairs and replacements.
Parents and/or supervisors need to make sure that children who can’t swim wear swimsafes. Swimsafes are available for free to young swimmers at the Aqua Mundo. They help floating, but are no guarantee for drowning. Even when using swimsafes, children are expected to swim only under supervision of an adult.
Rules on cosplaying at the pool:
Mind that your cosplay is waterproof and chlorine-resistant. This also includes your make-up, clothes, and wig. You are not to swim or dive with your wig. This is to prevent pollution and damage to the pool by cosplay wigs and materials (such as mermaid pearls).
However, there will be underwater photo shoots at a specific time and place where you are allowed to wear your wig in and under water after deliberation.
A monofin is allowed. However, if the monofin is part of a costume, then the costume needs to be waterproof also.
Photography & Video Rules
By accessing the festival grounds, you conform to the rules below! In case these rules allow room for interpretation, the final decision will be made by members of Staff, Security, Stewards and Gophers.
Taking pictures during Viencon:
Viencon is all about scenery and fantastic opportunities to make beautiful photographs. However, there are a few rules and regulations in effect.
Below you will find our rules regarding making a photographical registration of the festival and hints for visitors on how to interact with photographers and vice versa. Photography & Video Rules
It is PROHIBITED to record the following locations and people before, during and after Viencon in any way:
You as a cosplaying visitor of our festival are considered a special object of interest and a keen subject for photographers. Some of you don't have any problems with that, others just want to cosplay.
Photography is important to Viencon. So, photographers need to wear a badge at Viencon. This badge displays information such as your name and website, and the badge allows people to recognise you and exchange information when desired.
Being a photographer at Viencon means that:
If you are a cosplayer and you only want to take pictures sometimes, then a badge won’t be needed. If you aren’t sure, then ask for a badge or ask Viencon if you need one.
It is not allowed to wear a badge in the pool.
To apply for a badge, just sent an e-mail to:
Put ‘badge request’ in the subject and include your name and portfolio, website, Facebook page, etc in the mail.
All guests are to keep to the rules the park established, including the House Rules. The House Rules can be requested at the reception upon arrival.
Violation of the House Rules can lead to expulsion from the park without (partial) refund of the rent and costs.
Center Parcs holds the right to change the planning and opening times of the (main) facilities of the parks. There is no right to reimbursement.
When maintenances are carried out at the park, you also do not hold the right to reimbursement.
Viencon is a convention that focuses on cosplay, photography and relaxation. We’ve planned fun events and festivities. Also you can enjoy the tropical pools. We hope it feels like going on vacation!
Centerparcs de Limburgse Peel in the Netherlands. It will be held from Friday August 31th 3:00PM until Sunday September 2nd 6:00PM. While Viencon ends on Sunday, the activities and facilities of Center Parcs remain available for everyone until Monday 10:00AM.
Cannonball Splash, so bombs away!
You can check in from Friday August 31st 3:00PM. You have to check out at Monday September 3rd 10:00AM.
No, only the person who booked the cottage has to check everyone in. That person has to print the e-ticket and have valid ID. They will also receive the wristbands for everyone else. These wristbands will only be handed once.
The wristband gives you access to all events and pools. Gophers and stewards will check for it frequently so you have to wear it at all times on your wrist. The wristband has to be worn tightly around the wrist, so you can’t slip it off. You’re also not allowed to wear it on your bag or anywhere else but your wrist.
There are two kinds of wristbands: one for adults and one for minors. Make sure that the one who books the cottage passes on the right date of births for everyone. Make sure that you also bring a valid ID with you at all times. In case of doubt, we are allowed to check your age. Note that you have to carry your ID with you by Dutch law. Children younger than thirteen can only enter the con with adult supervision.
No, when we notice that you’ve cut or manipulated the wristband, we will declare it invalid and you will be denied access to the convention and the cottage.
If you can show that you’ve somehow torn your wristband by accident, then you can get a
new one provided you have your printed e-ticket, valid ID and the torn wristband. You will
have to pay a fee of 5 euros for a new one. The new wristband has to be put on your wrist.
Yes you can. We’ve found that it’s a hassle to have to put away your bags. However, safety comes first. So never leave your bag unattended and make sure it doesn’t block any paths. We could check your bag at the Market Dome.
Yes, of course you can visit Viencon if you’re under the age of 18. You will receive a different wristband (as mentioned above). Children under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Yes, Center Parcs is accessible for wheelchair users.
Yes, you’re allowed to bring two pets with you. They have to stay at the bungalow. However its 16,50 euro extra for each pet.
Viencon visitors can park their car at the bungalow. If there isn’t enough space, then you can park your car at the parking space of Center Parcs.
Yes, you have to go to Venlo train station. We’ve got busses that will bring you to the convention. The park itself is hard to reach by public transport.
Yes there is only one ATM at the Market Dome. Mind that it will be very busy.
Press can mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the receiving a press card.
We offer the combination ticket, which includes the access to the convention and the stay at the cottage.
Sadly, we won’t sell day tickets, because they would be incredibly expensive.
We understand that it the price per person is a lot to pay immediately. Instead of paying the full amount, you can opt to pay a reservation fee of €100. You will have to pay the rest before the February 1st 2018. Note that you will lose your reservation fee if you cancel your tickets.
You can’t cancel a single ticket, because this would lower the price of the total price. You can cancel a whole cottage at a cancellation fee.