Amsterdam Dance Event


October 19, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Amsterdam Dance Event

Fourteen years ago, the first Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) was just a small festival with a couple of hundred music professionals on the guest list, a program in three clubs, and some thirty DJs. Nowadays, ADE attracts well over 100.000 people of over fifty nationalities. Hundreds of artists perform in more than 40 clubs!

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For five days in a row, Amsterdam hosts the world’s best DJs and electronic music. Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Hardwell – they were all elected the World’s Best DJ at this unique event.

  • The world's biggest dance event.
  • 5 days, 80 locations, 2,000 DJs, 300 events and over 350,000 visitors.
  • Annual announcement of the DJ top 100.

ADE Festival

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) embraces some 300 events with 2000 DJs doing their thing in Amsterdam’s top venues, including Melkweg, Amsterdam Arena, Heineken Music Hall, and RAI Amsterdam. All electronic music styles can be found here.

DJMAG top 100

Every year, the DJ MAG Top 100 is announced during the Amsterdam Dance Event. It is the world’s biggest DJ election, which was held for the first time in 1995. The list ranks the world’s best DJs, all of which are elected by the audience. Some 350,000 people vote for their favourites each year. Previous winners have included Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, and Hardwell.

ADE Playground

You can find every single thing related to dance music at ADE. The ADE Playground consists of 25 creative hotspots showing movies, hosting workshops and exhibitions, and selling apparel. In short, it is a must for dance lovers.

Visit Amsterdam

This is the absolute top event for electronic music lovers. For five days (and nights), Amsterdam is the world’s centre of the electronic dance scene. If you want to be a part of this dynamic event, please book your tickets and accommodation in Amsterdam in time.

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