As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials.

The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much more. As we sift through the massive affair, we will highlight some of the events we most look forward to. By breaking down each day hopefully we can provide an easy to digest look at ADE’s premiere events.

Berlin ADE Special: Stil vor Talent x Exploited | De Marktkantine | Tickets

Kick off your ADE in style as our very own Pleinvrees pays a tribute to Berlin by inviting two major Berlin-based labels for ADE: Stil vor Talent and Exploited. The German capital has, without any doubt, left it’s footprints on Amsterdam’s vibrant club & festival culture over the years, surely holding influence for some time to come. Featuring a who’s who of some of our favourite artists and held at the massive De Marktkantine, we can’t think of a better way to kick off the week to come.


Dolly Surround The World * ADE Special | Disco Dolly | Tickets TBA 

A weekly Amsterdam institution, Disco Dolly takes you through the spectrum of dance sounds from disco, soul, funk, house, and more. As host of the special ADE edition of Dolly Surround The World, Elias Mazian invites two musical heroes from somewhere in the world to join him in the Dutch capital for an ADE kick off geared for the most fun loving of attendees. Together with Dolly’s renowned and intimate setting, this promises to be a very special event.


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