Amsterdam Dance Event kicks off this year on Wednesday the 19th of October and runs until the 23rd of October. During these four days there is a literal shit ton of things you can do. It’s actually daunting the number of events to check out. We've done the legwork for you so you don't have to stress yourself out and created a list of events we think you should check out. There is a pretty even mixture of parties/gigs and art/workshop in this list to give you a fairly rounded experience.
NOTE: if you aren't familiar with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), you have either just been born yesterday or you don't live in the vicinity of The Netherlands. It's alright... no one is perfect. ADE "is the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres."
Wednesday, 19th of October
Bleeps, Beats & Bass - 10 Years of Basserk Records - The Exhibition
18:00 - 23:00 | OT301 (Gallery) | Free
Basserk Records celebrates its 10-year anniversary and with a compilation album with 10 new tracks as well as a physical art project that will be exhibited in the gallery of the OT301.
Under The Influence with Neerlands Dope
20:00 - 22:30 | Doka | €7,50 presale | €10
A night of Neerlands Dope artists sharing their favorite inspiration and the perfect place for aspiring creatives to attend.
Soulection | ADE 2016
22:00 - 04:00 | Canvas | Wibautstraat 150 | € 15 + service fee
Fresh beats, hip hop and future R&B from the record label, radio show and music collective Soulection. Not to be missed!
Thursday, 20th of October
The RA Cup Charity Football Tournament
10:30 - 17:00 | De School | €5
A 5-a-side football tournie with all monies going to the Help Refugees charity. A good way to spend a hung over morning.
19:30 - 23:00 | Melkweg | € 21 + service fee and membership
Check out one of the pioneers of Grime throw it down live.
ADE Beats Night
00:00 - 05:00 | Melkweg |€ 22,50 + service fee
Stick around at Melkweg for ADE Beats the hiphop and beats part of ADE.
Eton Messy ADE Special
23:00 - 05:00 | Club Up |€ 13 + service fee
This will be a night for difficult decisions, check out ADE Beats or hang out with Eton Messy and his crew for a great night. Your choice.
Friday, 21st of October
Street Art & Culture-Jamming Tour
15:00 - 17:00 | Felix Meritis | €12 | €10 for ADE Card holders
Discover Amsterdam’s most prolific artwork in public spaces, museums and galleries during an extensive 2.5 hour walking tour.
Noisia 'Outer Edges'
19:30 - 23:00 | Melkweg | € 17 + service fee and membership
Presenting the ‘Outer Edges’ club show for the first time, the masters of drum’n bass and beats promise a great evening.
21:00 - 04:00 | Oedipus Brewery | € 10 + service fee
Hang out at one of the best and most creative breweries in town, listening to live hiphop and DJs while drinking some tasty brews.
Saturday, 22nd of October
The (re)degeneration of Heaven and Earth
21:00 - 22:30 | Bijbels Museum |€15 | €7,50 for ADE Card holders
This will be in interesting event with a techno-interpretation of Genesis. Yes, the biblical Genesis.
Redlight Radio presents Dark Entries Special
20:00 - 04:00 | Oedipus Brewery | € 14 + service fee
Another night at the Oedipus Brewery with Redlight Radio in charge of the music!
00:00 - 05:00 | Paradiso | € 20 + service fee / door € 25
The Amsterdam-based organization KLEAR has a night of bass, beats, house and hip hop lined up at Paradiso. If there is just one thing you do on Saturday it should be this.
Sunday, 23rd of October
The Healing Ground
10:30 - 12:00 | Conservatorium Hotel | €30
After a weekend of insanity, debauchery and late nights a 90-minute yoga session might help you settle yourself back into normal life. That is if you can wake up for the 10:30 session.
ADE x Virtual Reality
12:00 - 22:00 | The VR Cinema | €12,50 | ADE Card: Free (limited) | Free entrance
Enjoy the ultimate VR experience with the ADE theme in mind and immerse yourself in electronic music, eyes and ears. Never mind the fact you just experienced a 4-day electronic music bender.
ADE Wicked Jazz Sounds
23:30 - 05:00 | Sugarfactory |€ 9,50 + service fee
It’s time to end this wonderful weekend right with Wicked Jazz Sounds. This party is never not great and features a mix of jazz, hip hop, soul, funk, house, disco, latin, and electronica to soothe the soul.