Amsterdam Dance Event

September 29, 2013 in Amsterdam Blog

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the biggest gathering of the electronic dance music industry in Europe. It is also the largest club festival in the world. Over 2000 artists perform in over 80 clubs throughout the city. The ADE also boasts more than 300 specific events. This all takes place from Wednesday the 16th of October until Sunday the 20th.

Amsterdam Dance event

ADE has multiple elements that could be a large event in their own right. First you have the dance parties, the ADE club festival. Amsterdam is the perfect backdrop for this seemingly never ending party. Over 80 venues host parties and every big DJ in the world will perform. Dutch names such as Afrojack, Armin van Buuren and Tiesto, but also international stars like David Guetta, Paul Oakenfold and John Digweed. Amsterdam Dance Event has the only definitive line up of electronic dance artists in the world.

ADE Paradiso

Second there is The Playground, a large variety of workshops, art, exhibitions and just plain fun centered around house music. Learn how to use the tools the stars use to work their magic. See documentaries about dance scenes around the world. Experience a close encounter with your favorite DJ at the Music Talks, which is a new initiative for 2013.

The Amsterdam Dance Event also hosts the authoritative DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s awards ceremony. This is where the best DJ of the world is elected. We are chauvinistic enough to point out here that a Dutchman won 7 times in the last 10 years. This year promises to be another exciting and glamorous night.

ade house party

The venues of the Amsterdam Dance Event are all over the city. Because of the size of ADE nearly every club and music hall in Amsterdam is dedicated to the festival. Promintent names include the RAI conference center (a large house party with Armin van Buuren), Heineken Music Hall, Paradiso, Ziggo Dome and even a big party in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.

amsterdam dance event arena

Tickets to the Amsterdam Dance Event are available online through the ADE’s website. Be quick, because this event is so popular it’s parties are usually sold out a week in advance. Click here for tickets.

Also available is the ADE card. It will cost you 10 euro’s but you will have access to 25+ events throughout the week. You will also be received as VIP with goodie bags, special discounts and more. Find info about the ADE card here.

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