Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



The best of Amsterdam Dance Event 2018

We selected the best of Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 (ADE) for you, kicking off on Wednesday 17 October! During the world’s biggest festival for electronic dance music over 2.500 artists will be performing in 140 of the most iconic venues in Amsterdam. From Wednesday until Monday morning, the biggest names in EDM will gather in Amsterdam for five days filled with events, conferences, workshops and the best parties. With so much to see and to do we understand it’s hard to choose where to go. Let us fill you in on the best places to be and get ready to party!


The best of Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 at night

Wednesday 17/10: ADE Live with Ama Lou, Dâm-Funk, LYZZA, e.a. at Paradiso

ADE Live is a two-day showcase program at Melkweg, Paradiso and Sugar Factory, where upcoming artists get the chance to present themselves. Discover hidden gems playing live during these showcases for music lovers.

7:00 p.m. – 01:00 a.m. | Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam

Thursday 18/10: Audio Obscura x Spectrum at Amsterdam Centraal Station

Audio Obscura and Joris Voorn have a special night for you planned in one of the most special locations in town: the Amsterdam Central Station.

10:00 p.m. – 05:00 a.m. | Stationsplein

Friday 19/10: 62 hours – Het Weekend at De School

De School has something special planned. During Amsterdam Dance Event they will have their party going on for 62 hours straight! From Friday night until Monday morning numerous local and international artists will take the stage. Names include Courtesy, Batu, JASSS, Upsammy, Marcel Dettmann and Eris Drew. Go hard, or go home. Anything is possible.

19/10 11:00 p.m.21/10 6:00 a.m. |Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 1

Saturday 20/10: Circoloco X Loveland at Mediahaven

Are you ready for a ride? Circoloco is returning to Amsterdam Dance Event together with Loveland to celebrate EDM in style. Expect a wild night with names like Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus and Apollonia.

10:00 p.m. – 07:00 a.m. | Moermanskkade 107

Sunday 21/10: Cuttin’ Headz & FUSE London at Warehouse Elementenstraat

Be ready for a five-hour set from The Martinez Brothers with a secret guest, tiNI, William Djoko, and many more artists performing until the early morning. FUSE London will put up a show with selector supreme Enzo Siragusa joined by residents Archie Hamilton, Rossko, Seb Zito and Rich Nxt.

10:00 p.m. – 08:00 a.m. | Elementenstraat 25

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More than just parties 

Tired of partying, in for some relaxation or preparing for another night out? Amsterdam Dance Event offers much more than just party’s at night with their packed day time program. Workshops, lectures, expo’s and meet-ups, anything that’ll satisfy your music loving heart.

Hip Hop Brunch

Cut Throat Amsterdam offers a delicious hangover (boozy) brunch with bloody marys in an environment with urban music played by local and internation DJ’s. The menu at Cut Throat is New Zealand/American with tasty options like Huevos Rancheros, Chicken&Waffles, Pancakes and many more. The Hip Hop Brunch is a hangout and meeting spot in the center of Amsterdam for anyone looking for some relaxation and industry people of all forms.

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Cut Throat Barber | Beursplein 5, Amsterdam

Pioneer Pro DJ School

Learn more about how to DJ with the Pioneer Pro DJ School. Join one of their free workshops every day between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m. No need to subscribe beforehand!

12:00 – 18:00 | Free entrance

The Student Hotel | Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

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Wednesday 17/10: Spinnin’ Academy

Spinnin’ will be returning to Amsterdam Dance Event with the second edition of their Spinnin’ Academ. It’s the place to be for producers who want to expand their producing skills and knowledge of the music industry. The day is filled with masterclasses, seminars and Q&A’s with some of the biggest names in the industry.

12:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Free entrance

AIR | Amstelstraat 16

Equal Yoga will organize a special ‘Flow with a Beat’ yoga class where you do your flow while listening to some groovy music. DJ Edgar will provide the beats for you to flow, breathe and sweat in the best way. In between all the party’s and craziness of ADE this is the perfect place to rewind. Join Equal Yoga for a fun, intense yoga class that’s good for body and mind!

11:00 – 12:00 | €10,-
Equal Yoga | Rozengracht 191, Amsterdam

Friday 19/10: Solipmission

 Artist Dadara, well known from his Burning Man exhibitions, will host a temporary exhibition, using virtual reality. He made a state of the art exhibition in collaboration with WeMakeVR in which you will feel like you’re in a different world. The entrance is free, so try it out! Hotel Arena is located in one of the cities prettiest parks, with a restaurant offering tasty brunch and dinner.

18:00 – 23:00 |Free entrance

Hotel Arena | ‘s-Gravesandestraat 55

Saturday 20/10: Volkshotel | Good Music Vinyl Market

Vinyl beginners and experienced diggers, this is your chance! The Good Mucis Vinyl Market offers affordable records in all musics styles. Labels and vinyl shops will bring their best records, from disco to soul and house to jazz. Perfect for a hangover afternoon of record digging with good music by vinyl DJs and a cold beer.

1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Free entrance

Volkshotel | Wibautstraat 150

vegan junk food bar

Load up during ADE

Loading up with a hearty meal might just be a good idea before you set out into the night. Meat galore at Cannibale Royale, Burgers at The Butcher Social Club or Spareribs & Cocktails at Pigs & Punch. Vegetarian or Vegan? The Vegan Junk Foodbar serves the damn tasty guilty pleasures without using any animal ingredients. Made it through the night and craving a very late (or early depending on how you see it) meal? These restaurants deliver food until well after midnight, ordering possible via Deliveroo or Thuisbezorgd.

  • Tonton Grillroom: A true after party classic. Shoarma and tasty grill food. Delivery on weekdays until 3:00 a.m. and on weekends until 6:00 a.m.
  • 24/7 Pizza: Pizza, delivered to you every day, all through the day!
  • Chicken Xpress: Chicken dishes until 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and 3:00 a.m on weekends

There you go. We hope we’ve given you enough tips to get you through Amsterdam Dance Event 2018. Have fun and be safe! The full program is now live on the ADE website.


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