Get ready to experience electronic music in a way you’ve never seen before. The Amsterdam Dance Event in the Netherlands is both festival and conference – business in the front and party at the back! With something for everyone in the industry especially EDM fans, the five-day event offers an impressive lineup of daytime conferences and nighttime dance parties.
Held every mid-October, the event is legendary in its own right. Few other festivals can hold a candle to the sheer number of thrilling acts here: with more than 450 events and over 2,000 artists spread out over five days, Amsterdam is transformed into an electronic music mecca throughout the 150+ venues the festival takes place in. Rightfully so, it attracts almost half a million people from all over the world to pay homage to electronic music gods. The Amsterdam Dance Event caters to all subgenres of electronic music, so for five full days and nights, the city is all about clubbing.
The festival is both fun and business. If you’re coming for the parties, plan your itinerary accordingly so that you can easily visit your favorite acts in the various locations throughout town.
‘The Amsterdam Dance Event has the reputation of having the most extensive program in the world for all sub-genres of electronic music, and for good reason!’
This means serious partying, so get your dance shoes ready. Armin Van Buuren, David Morales, Martin Garrix, and David Guetta are just some of the EDM legends that have graced the decks in the past. And if you’re coming for business, you’ll get to rub elbows with more than 9,000 professionals in the electronic music industry. There will be gear demonstrations, studio sessions, master classes, films, talks, and much more to inspire you.
The Amsterdam Dance Event will take place in over 140 locations throughout Amsterdam.
There are several ticket categories to choose from. The ADE Pass for 5 days and nights provides you with access to the complete program. The ADE Conference Pass gives you access to the 4 days of conferences, talks, and seminars. Either pass gives you access to the online database. If you don’t have that much time, single festival tickets will also be available.
Amsterdam has a great selection of efficient public transportation options such as trams, metros, buses, trains, and ferries. Get a hold of the I Amsterdam city card, which gives you unlimited access to the public transportation system of the city for 24, 48, or 72 hours.
Converted canal houses, chic bed and breakfasts, houseboats, and short-stay apartments are just some of the many unique accommodation options available in Amsterdam.
Finding something within your price range is easy, but remember that during the festival, close to 400,000 people flock to the city so you’ll want to book as early as possible to save money. Drop down to Rad’s map below to get some awesome deals on hotels and Airbnb’s for the Amsterdam Dance Event.
Amsterdam has the reputation for being one of the most liberal places on earth. There’s also a lot to do no matter what the weather is like. Explore the city by bike, which is made easy thanks to the awesome network of bicycle routes throughout town. Unwind by taking a canal cruise, the quintessential Amsterdam experience. Head to Westerpark to indulge in local food, beers, nightlife, and culture.
The Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from October 16 to 20, 2019.
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