Amsterdam plays host to one of the most influential electronic-music festivals globally known as ADE [Amsterdam Dance Event]. ADE is five days long with huge events broadcasting some of the best brands and artists across 115 clubs and venues.

Not only does the festival hold some of the best gigs at night, but also has a great reputation for conferences during the day.

Here are our top 5 events for ADE:


Thursday – October 2o

It’s clear this year that ADE is dominated by techno. On the Thursday a very raw industrial collection of artists such as AnD | Dax J | Gary Beck | Juan Sanchez | Kobosil and more join forces at Amsterdam Studio’s.

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Friday – October 21

DC10 Paradise, a legendary brand designated mainly in Ibiza leads the way on the house side of things at the festival. The location DGTL has a dark, grimey atmosphere.

From the extreme location of the venue, the line-up compliments it perfectly. Jamie Jones | Hot Since 82 | Deetron | Andrea Olivia | Richy Ahmed B2B Patrick Topping and more make an appearance. A house haven for any house enthusiast.

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Saturday October 22

909 Invites ‘Triangle’ shows where the event is going already. Crunchy heavy drums with a deep history. The venue of choice for this is very basic but effective. Warehouse 22 is an unused warehouse in Amsterdam that only comes in use for festival appearances which gives it a very special feel.

Techno wizard Jeff Mills leads the way with Karenn [live] | James Ruskin | Cari Lekebusch | Shifted [live] and Dasha Rush following through on support for some hard hitting festivities.

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Sunday October 23

The pinacle of all events over the course of the ADE experience is the closing party.

It all comes down to this. The best of the best closing out the festival with a debate in the extraordinary surroundings of Gashouder.

The venue is home to Awakenings and has a dome intertwined with LEDs on both the roof and the side walls.

Unfortunately due to high demand this event is sold out, but there are a number of people selling their tickets over on the event for somebody willing to go that extra mile.

Check out the event here.