We invite you to step back into the '80s and '90s

On June 27 and 28 an unprecedented feast of '80s and '90s retro-computing history will take place in The Netherlands. 

Commodore. Nintendo. Sega. Atari. Arcade and pinball machines. All will be present. And of course, we'll organize a special celebration of the Commodore Amiga's 35th birthday.

Event speakers will be your heroes of yesteryear and today who you'll of course get to meet and hangout with as well. Get your tickets now and see you there!

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Event speakers and special guests

Our event wouldn't be complete without some very special speakers and guests - more of which we will announce at regular intervals. 

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Billy Mitchell

Gamer of the Century. Donkey Kong & Pac-man hero. King of Kong. Hot-sauce mogul.

Does he even need an introduction?

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RJ Mical

Developed "Intuition", the Amiga user interface system. Co-developed the Atari Lynx. Always smiling.

Did we mention he may be bringing friends?

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David Fox

Former LucasArts employee. Created Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. Worked on Maniac Mansion and most recently: Thimbleweed Park.

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Al Lowe

Who didn't have an (illegal) copy of Leisure Suit Larry in the '80s? 

Al created the most popular adult-themed adventure game series ever!

Dave Haynie


Former Commodore chief engineer. Co-developed the Amiga 3000. Author of The Deathbed Vigil, the famous movie about the last days at Commodore.

Noah Falstein

Game designer who started his career at LucasArts and moved on to Dreamworks Interactive and the 3DO company. (Co-) Designed the Indiana Jones adventure games and Battlehawks 1942.

Annie Fox

A (playable) character in Zak McKracken, but started her computer career way before that! Has written many games and books and is an expert on 21st century parenting - raising children in the digital age.

The 8-bit guy

Has created a computer video series on YouTube that focuses on retro technology. Makes retro educational and does so for over 1 million subscribers!

Modern Vintage Gamer (MVG)

Loves modern and loves retro. Has a YouTube channel with over 350k subscribers in which he demonstrates and discusses both.

Banjo Guy Ollie

Bearded banjo player that has several YouTube channels that contain his banjo covers of classic games, the repairing of (old) computer hardware and computer-game related art. What's not to love?

Venue information

Name:

Dutch Institute for Sound & Vision
(Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid)

Address:

Media Parkboulevard 1, 1217 WE Hilversum, The Netherlands

Transport and parking:

The venue is located approx. 40 km from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Railway station Hilversum Media Park is a 5 minute walk from the venue and only a 30 minute trainride away from the centre of Amsterdam.

The venue has it's own parking garage to safely park your car.

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Need a hotel?

Not from the area but still want to go, possibly even both days? No problem - we've got two hotel recommendations for you, both of which are in close proximity and offer a discount for visitors of Flashback 20/20.

Amrâth Hotel Media Park Hilversum ***

A comfortable hotel in walking distance of the venue. The rate (EUR 109,- per night excl. breakfast) includes WiFi, use of coffee and tea facilities as well as access to the sauna and gym.

Click here to book for a stay without breakfast.
Click here to book for a stay including breakfast.

You do not need to enter a discount code; the correct discounted rateplan is selected by using the links above.

Gooiland Hotel Hilversum ****

A slightly more upscale hotel in the centre of Hilversum - a 5 minute (taxi) ride from the venue. The hotel offers a 10 percent discount of the going rate if you use the discountcode BGFB2020, which is only available to use for stays on June 26, 27 and 28.

Click here to book and don't forget to add the discount code (top right) after having selected your preferred dates.


Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my children? Do I need to pay for them?

It's our goal to create an event that is suitable for all ages - so yes, please bring your children. Children up to 12 years old do not have to pay an entrance fee when accompanied by an adult who has a valid ticket.

What about these VIP pre- and post-event parties?

We can't share all the details just yet, because we're still working out the final details. That said, they will be awesome and nothing compared to any retro-event afterparty/VIP party you've been to before.

Can I buy an entry ticket at the door?

Unfortunately: no. The reason for that is simple - we want to prevent (as much as possible, anyway) queueing for entry, dealing with cash and/or payment terminals and most of all, we want to have a clear picture on the amount of visitors we can expect so we can adjust the program and scope to something that suits the circumstances.

Should I go Saturday, Sunday or both?

The answer to that is quite simple: Yes. Both days will be different yet partially the same. We will release a schedule as soon as we're done confirming and announcing guests. All special guests will be there both days. If coming from far... you should obviously come both days!

So it this a real Amiga event like we know?

Yes, the Amiga is strong in this one </Yoda> - No, it is nothing you have seen in recent years. Whilst celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Amiga, we like to give a special attention to the gaming history so there is more than meets the eye.

I want to launch my new game/present something!

Awesome! Please contact us through any of the channels below so we can see if we can work something out.

I have other questions - who do I contact?

Well us of course! Use any of the social media or e-mail addresses displayed at the bottom of this page.

Contact information

General inquiries:

[email protected]

Other inquiries:

Press: [email protected]
Sponsoring: [email protected]

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