Frequently Asked Questions

Important to Know for Attending Mindvalley University 2020 in Amsterdam.


Update regarding Mindvalley University in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for your support and passion for Mindvalley and Mindvalley University. We are going into unprecedented times for our generation and we simply don’t know how the world is going to change over the next six months. As the founder of a personal growth company, we take the safety, physical and mental health of our employees AND our community extremely seriously. And we’ve had to make some tough decisions including shutting down our entire seminar business for the next four months from March to June.

We want you to know that the team is working hard behind the scenes to ensure Mindvalley University 2020 in Amsterdam is an unforgettable experience. Fortunately the dates for the event are still beyond four months out (starting mid-July). Furthermore, no travel restrictions have been announced for the city of Amsterdam. Mindvalley University is still confirmed for July 13 – August 2, 2020, at the Amsterdam Conference Centre in Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam. We are focused on meeting your needs while also doing our part to keep our employees and communities safe.

Having said that, the world is still unpredictable. As we are still months away from our event, we will continue to monitor before making any major decisions on postponing or canceling Mindvalley University depending on what happens next.

As a reminder, you may request a ticket refund up to 45 days before Mindvalley University begins. Which means you’re safe. You can get a full 100% refund anytime before May 30. We also urge you to keep a close eye on any communication over the next few months as we continue to receive updates that may impact future decisions for Mindvalley University. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the city of Amsterdam. Please check our Mindvalley University Facebook page for any updates on the event.

You can also learn more about the coronavirus and specific information for travelers on the official Government of the Netherlands website as well as updates on local cases reported to on the GGD Amsterdam website. Furthermore, stay up-to-date with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mindvalley is working closely with the city of Amsterdam on health safeguards that will be put in place and we will create simple steps at Mindvalley University to help boost immunity and prevent sickness as best as possible, such as the “no handshake” policy” and rules on sanitizing and safety. We will update you on such efforts as we get closer to the event.

Your confidence in Mindvalley inspires us to deliver a safe and incredible experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Mindvalley University In July.

Application Process & Tickets

  • How do I get a ticket to Mindvalley University 2020?

    Mindvalley University gathers a carefully curated global tribe of extraordinary individuals from around the globe.

    Apply here and once your application has been approved, you will be invited to secure your Mindvalley University ticket.

    Please note: If you’re interested in bringing your spouse or partner, they have the privilege of bypassing the interview process and can secure a ticket immediately. And if you’re bringing kids and want them to take part in the kids or teens programs you’ll be able to secure their tickets at the same time.

  • How much are the tickets?

    All kids (aged 6+), teens (13-17) and adults (18+) need a ticket to attend Mindvalley University.

    You can find more information on current pricing here

    The price for a 1-week adults ticket (18+) start at $895* + VAT, $1,395* + VAT for a 2-week tickets, and $1,895* + VAT for a 3-week ticket.

    *Please note, as Mindvalley University is a tiered ticket event, these prices will increase.

    Teenagers (aged 13-17*) can join the event by securing a full price teens ticket for $495 + VAT for a 1-week ticket. The great news is that teenagers will have the choice of joining the main program, or they can choose to attend sessions especially designed for them with opportunities to bond and integrate with other teens from within the tribe. *Must be 17 or under on the first day of registration at the Hub.

    Kids (aged 6-12*) can join the event by securing a full price ticket, which entitles them to attend the Kids program, starting at $495 + VAT for a 1-week ticket. They will have the choice of joining the main Mindvalley University program, or they can choose to attend special kids education and activities where they can connect and socialise with other children from the tribe. *Must be 12 or under on the first day of registration at the Hub.

    Kids (aged 3-5) can join the nursery program which will feature mindful activities relevant to their age group’s preferences and needs, starting at $295 + VAT for a 1-week ticket.

    Kids aged 5 and under are welcome to attend the main adult sessions free of charge if accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket, provided they are quiet and don’t cause any disruption to the session or that of other attendees experience. If the child/ren causes any disruption during the session, parents will be kindly asked to accompany the child from the seminar room at that time.

  • Can individual and corporate customers get a VAT refund?

    Individual customers: These customers will not be able to get VAT refund from their purchase of event tickets. This is mainly because VAT is a “customer” tax.

    Moreover, tax-free sales in the EU only relate to goods/products and not to services received in the EU. Mindvalley events are categorised as ‘sales of services’.

    Corporate customers: VAT refunds eligibility for corporations depend on their country taxation laws, policies, their residence status amongst many other rules that apply towards VAT refund and processing. Several websites such as this -> Click here act as a good reference check on the process. We also recommend checking with your local tax authorities and familiarising yourself with the VAT refund process or checking with your finance representative for the same.

  • Do you offer shorter packages?

    Your chosen ticket, either 1-week (7 days), 2-week (14 days) or 3-week (21 days) ticket, will always activate on a Monday and expire on Sunday. This is applicable to adults, teens and kids tickets.

    For example, if you have a one week ticket and you decide to join us from Wednesday, your ticket will expire on the Sunday of that week.

    Each Monday we will host registration and an official induction session for all of those people joining us from that week onwards.

    You can find more information on current pricing here

  • Can I purchase a one-week ticket then upgrade my ticket to a 2-week or 3-week ticket before or during the event?

    Yes, there are options for you to upgrade your ticket to include additional weeks. However, please note that the upgraded ticket will be priced according to the current ticket prices at the time of the request.

  • If I buy a 1-week or 2-week ticket, do I need to choose which week/s I attend Mindvalley University?

    The 1-week or 2-week tickets gives you access to attend any week/s you like (Your ticket will always activate on a Monday and expire on Sunday), we will need to know which week/s you plan on attending. Closer to the event we will be sending you a form to ask you which week you plan on attending.

  • What’s included in the Mindvalley University ticket fee?

    Purchasing a ticket for Mindvalley University will give you access to a curated community of spectacular entrepreneurs and digital nomads from across the globe.

    You will also get access to the Mindvalley University Hub which will be the location of 100+ sessions led by thought leaders and experts from various fields, such as startup culture, relationships, unconventional/alternative finance, unified physics, modern spirituality, health & fitness, productivity and brain efficiency, parenting, and more.

    Whilst your ticket is active, it also gives you entry to parties, as well as multiple evening networking events which will take place throughout the experience. This ticket also gives you access to our exclusive Facebook group so you can connect with other attendees and share important information before, during, and after the event.

  • What is not included in the Mindvalley University ticket fee?

    Your Mindvalley University ticket doesn’t include your accommodation costs, meals or travel costs. It doesn’t include access to any Satellite Events that will take place in parallel to Mindvalley University, or additional tribe activities, such as sightseeing trips, cruises, and other local experiences. These can be purchased separately.

  • My family and friends are interested in joining as well. How can they get tickets?

    If you’re interested in bringing your spouse or partner, they have the privilege of bypassing the interview process and can secure a ticket immediately.

    And if you’re bringing kids you’ll be able to secure their tickets at the same time.

    Friends are not eligible to bypass the application process. They first need to apply, be approved and secure their Mindvalley Global Campus Membership before purchasing an event ticket.

  • Joining us with a family of 5 or more?

    If you’re joining us with a family of 5 or more people, please contact us at for a special family discount rate.

  • What’s the refund policy for Mindvalley University?
    [Safe] A full refund of the event ticket can be granted up to 45 days before the start date of the event. You must have requested the refund by completing this form or by emailing at least 45 days prior to the event to be eligible for the refund.

    Alternatively, there are two additional options available to you.

    1. You can transfer your ticket to the next* Mindvalley University event once only: Up to one week before the event takes place you can transfer your ticket to the next Mindvalley University event free of charge.

    If you transfer your ticket to the next event, you may also be required to pay the difference of the value-added tax (VAT) in the event that there is a higher VAT for the next event location. Please note, the transfer process will not be considered complete and confirmed until any outstanding payment is made.

    *The ticket transfer can only be made one time, to the event immediately following. The deadline to transfer your ticket to the next event is one week prior to the event. All transfer requests must be made via email or the refund request form. If you fail to complete the ticket transfer process prior to the event (with confirmation from Mindvalley Events), your ticket will be considered forfeit and no refund or transfer will be made.

    2. Or, you can transfer your ticket to a family member or friend*: You can transfer your ticket to a direct family member immediately (spouse, significant other, parent, sibling, child or grandparent), however, if you wish to transfer your ticket to a friend, they must apply and be approved before the ticket transfer is finalised.

    *All transfer requests must be made via email or the refund request form. If you fail to complete the ticket transfer process prior to the event (with confirmation from Mindvalley Events), your ticket will be considered forfeit and no refund or transfer will be made.

    IMPORTANT: Once the refund deadline has passed, or your ticket has been transferred to another event or person, you are no longer eligible for a refund of the ticket price.

    (Legal) Spouse/Significant other/Direct family member can purchase a ticket to accompany you to the event without applying.

  • I’m a Quest All Access subscriber, can I have a discount to Mindvalley University?

    There are no discounts available for Quest All Access subscribers, however, if you upgrade to Global Campus Membership, which also includes Quest All Access, then you are eligible for a discount to attend Mindvalley University and Mindvalley LIVE.

  • Program and Accommodation

  • Is this event for me?

    Mindvalley University is for the change-markers and trailblazers. Those who won’t settle for ordinary. Those lighting the way for others. Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey to greatness or showing others how it’s done, you’re welcome.

  • What will I actually learn?

    Including, but not limited to: entrepreneurship, leadership, public speaking, marketing, photography & filmmaking, personal growth, coaching, spirituality, creativity, health and wellness, happiness, love, parenting, and mindfulness.

  • Where is the venue?

    The Mindvalley University hub (where much of the program will take place) is the majestic, old stock exchange building, Beurs van Berlage . Located in the very centre of Amsterdam – just 5 minutes walk from Central Station.

    Name: Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage
    Location: Google maps

    Address: Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Where should I book accommodation in Amsterdam?

    Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. When you secure your ticket, you’ll be sent information about where and how to book accommodation within Amsterdam, including links to local booking sites, and local rental companies. You will also receive an invite to join our closed Facebook group so you can meet other tribe, and arrange accommodation options together, if you wish.

    We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible, as the summer months are very busy in Amsterdam.

    If you wish to share accommodation, you’ll be able to share your details with our tribe in our private Tribe Facebook Group. Access to this group will be shared with you once you’ve purchased your ticket.

  • What travel dates do you recommend?

    The program will start on Monday, July 13th with the official program at the hub. We recommend you to fly in on the weekend of July 11-12. The Hub will be open until July 31st with the last workshop taking place at the HUB on that day. Consider staying in Amsterdam until 2nd of August.

  • Are you planning any activities for youth under the age of 18 years?

    Absolutely! We’re working on putting together the curriculum and program for nursery (3-5), kids (6-12), and teens (13-17) for Mindvalley University. You can expect to see the outline of the program by the beginning of 2020. There are 1, 2 and 3 week tickets available for all age groups. Please see the question ‘How much are the tickets for family members and kids?’ for pricing details.

    Please note: Nursery, kids and teens programs are in English. It’s important that each young person attending the program has a good understanding of the English language and can communicate proficiently. The program is not meant as an English language study programme. The 3-5 year olds group is a bit exceptional as the kids are very young and might not be fluent in a foreign language, but please note that all of the activities are carried out in English.

    We aim to create flexibility in the age groups. If the head teachers feels that a child should be moved to a different age group, there will be some flexibility here, depending on availability in the groups.

  • I want to lead a session at Mindvalley University 2020. What should I do to make it happen?

    We have taken your feedback and our learnings from last year and will be creating more space for tribe led activities and sessions from Monday to Friday.

    If you wish to lead a session or workshop at Mindvalley University, please fill out an application form here

    Please note: Once you are approved, you would first need to secure your Mindvalley University ticket to be able to take the stage, lead a session or workshop at Mindvalley University.

  • Important Information For Attendees

  • Information about your trip to Amsterdam

    Here’s everything you need to know to help you plan your trip to Mindvalley University

    • Foreign nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland are exempt from the visa requirement. For some nationalities outside the EU there is no visa requirement either. The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in the Netherlands for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa (Schengenvisum). Full details can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken). Click here for the list of countries whose nationals require a visa (visumplichtige landen) for a stay of up to 90 days.
    • It’s important to have quality travel and health insurance before taking off on an overseas holiday. Medical only travel insurance can provide essential assistance and financial protection if you fall unexpectedly ill or are injured during your trip abroad.
    • For the Netherlands there are two associated plug types, types C and F (two round pins). The Netherlands operate on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
    • The Netherlands has a mild climate typical to Northern Europe, similar to that of the United Kingdom. As a result, summers in Amsterdam are generally warm with occasional colder periods. Rain can be expected throughout the entire year, with spring generally being the driest season. The warmest months are from June to August, with temperatures between 20 – 27 degrees Celsius.
    • The native language of The Netherlands is Dutch. Dutch language is not only spoken in The Netherlands, but also in the northern part of Belgium. Many Dutch people speak English and most of them very well. Therefore it is no problem at all for English-speaking travelers to communicate with locals in Amsterdam – in fact, it is the most English-proficient country in the world where English isn’t an official language.
    • As in most European countries, the currency of the Netherlands is the Euro (symbolised as EUR or €). Other currencies are normally not accepted. Many shops and restaurants in Amsterdam accept credit cards, but not all. It is therefore recommended to either ask before you order or ensure you have a sufficient amount in cash to cover the bill. Most shops and restaurants do not accept €200 or €500 notes.
    • The local time corresponds to GMT/UTC + 02:00 hour
    • Tap water is safe to drink. The Netherlands (and especially Amsterdam which has the best water in the country) has the safest en cleanest tap water in Europe.
    • Finding an ATM will be no problem in Amsterdam. Bank ATMs (i.e. ING, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, SNS) in the Netherlands tend not to charge a fee per withdrawal. However, there are many ‘independent’ ATMs which do, meaning you could end up paying far more than you have to.
      A common issue for travellers is something called dynamic currency conversion (DCC), when using your card – you’ll be asked if you want to pay for your transaction in your home currency as opposed to euros. Choose to pay in the local currency instead, and you’ll almost always get a fairer rate on the exchange.
  • What is the dress code?

    During the day, you’ll want to wear something comfortable and casual. Something you can move in. In the evening, pretty much anything goes. Ladies, pack dresses and heels if you are feeling inspired, and guys, feel free to pack a shirt and dress pants if you wish… it’s totally up to you!

    You are not likely to need what you think of as summer clothes, like shorts and sandals. Pack jeans or long pants; long-sleeved shirts and tops; and a sweater, blazer, or lightweight jacket for layering. A cashmere pashmina or poncho might come in handy for women.

    July is generally the warmest month of the year in Amsterdam, with temperatures ranging between nighttime lows of 13° C (54° F) and midday highs around 22° C (72° F).

    Pack comfortable shoes as you’ll probably be doing a lot of walking on the beautiful streets of Amsterdam.

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  • What should I bring with me?

    The most important thing is positive attitude, open mind and the willingness to receive a lot of knowledge and at the same time have a lot of fun!

  • Where can I get more information?

    If you still have any questions regarding what you can expect at Mindvalley University in Pula, you can email us at