10 events not to miss at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event

10 events not to miss at this year’s Amsterdam Dance EventAde Credit Ma Kneefel

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicks off next week, and most by know the occasion ’s robust scheduling means being inundated with party/lineup challenges and decisions. With countless events including even bigger gift, intending the “perfect ” weekend in Amsterdam could be catchy. We ’ ve curated some of the favorites to assist direct attendees to help guide the way. Here are the 10 occasions, although Obviously, there ’ s many more to pick from.

The Classic Music Company

Honey Dijon / Horse Meat Disco / Luke Solomon / Eli Escobar / Sophie Lloyd / Titia

23:59 – 06:00 / Sugar Factory

It’s the night in ADE, and there are many celebrations it know where to begin. Look no farther than Sugar Factory — a mainstay at Amsterdam club culture for the greater part of the ten years. Adding Dot Audio sound, and two rooms (a main, and a more intimate space), Sugar Factory is the first part of the recipe for a fantastic night out. Throw in the lineup to the mythical Luke Solomon’s night of a current residency and attendees’ ADE appetizer is complete. Headlining is Honey Dijon, known for a remarkably progressive blend of club-sound brilliance, and Horse Meat Disco, a gifted duo riding disco’s tide of resurgence. What better way to kick off a long weekend in Amsterdam?


Boys Noize / Christeene / Curses / Ghost Van Bellen / Joost van Bellen / Paul Neverready

22:00 – 07:00 / SEXYLAND

ADE is heating up and it s time. Look no farther than Sexyland — a fresh club idea. The idea is straightforward: New Owner, Every Day. Every adventure at Sexyland will be different. Headlining the night is Boys Noize, German industrial techno wunderkin. Fresh off an assortment of new releases throughout the past year such as a cooperation with Virgil Abloh, the audio is sure to be as banging as the distance, art-installations, and also crowd. 

Anjunadeep Amsterdam

16 Bit Lolitas / Ben Böhmer [live] / Dom Donnelly / James Grant / Penelope / Yotto

23:00 – 05:00 / Tolhuistuin

Perhaps there’s an affinity for the more airy sounds of your house spectrum? Head to Tolhuistuin, the three-room Amsterdam nightclub right off the water views, and green spaces to boot. There is a huge Anjunadeep showcase featuring several of the top profound and progressive house functions. Key acts include Yotto, whose original productions find their way into everybody ’s favored DJ’s collections, along with 16 Bit Lolitas. These Amsterdam locals are certain to make for a huge hometown series.

Thuishaven Friday w/ Life and Death

Axel Boman / DJ Tennis / Gommage / Gerd Janson / Henrik Schwarz / Job Jobse / Leon Vynehall / Red Axes and many more

15:00 – 06:00 / Thuishaven

The weekend is here! Head to Thuishaven for space and a memorable evening in. With many stages nestled between pubs in an extremely industrial landscape (think scrapyards and abandoned oil tankers), Life and Death’s ADE showcase expects. The Italian tag brought out all of the stops, with huge names. Between Henrik Schwartz, Axel Boman, along with DJ Tennisthere’s a solid for all fashions as well as a DJ pushing that audio for its furthest limits.

Audio Obscura x Stephan Bodzin in Scheepvaartmuseum

Luna Semara / Nicolas Masseyeff / Patrice Baumel / Stephan Bodzin

20:00 – 03:00 / Scheepvaartmuseum

This one’s certainly something unique. To begin with, the promoter, Audio Obscura, which is known for its events in settings that are obscure and unexpected. Next, the fascinating design of the National Maritime Museum in central Amsterdam. Ultimately, four hours of the extraordinary talents of Stephan Bodzin, the live-techno genius. Combine those three elements to get one of ADE’s events this season. For those searching for someplace to stay put while going on a musical trip — look no further.

Awakenings x Maceo Plex Presents Mosaic

Architectural / Job Jobse / Floating Points / Ben UFO / Maceo Plex / Helena Hauff

22:00 – 08:00 / Gashouder

It would not be possible to get an ADE record without mentioning an event at Gashouder. This techno Mecca includes a huge dancefloor, thriving sounds, incredible production, and indoor crying fireworks. With so many events in this pinnacle area, it can be tough to choose just one, however Maceo Plex’s Mosaic celebration is sure to be one to remember. Backstopped from the minds behind Awakenings, Mosaic&rsquolineup is diverse. While mainstays such as Maceo Plex and Floating points are obvious must-sees, don’t sleep Helena Hauff, among the princesses of acidity and electro. That German sound is likely to get attendees jumping.

Berlin: Watergate x Club Feierei

Adana Twins / Jan Blomqvist / Anja Schneider & La Fleur / Seth Schwarz / Jan Oberlaender / Kiasmos and many more

22:00 – 07:00 / WesterUnie

Talking of Germany, renowned Berlin clubWatergate, is hosting what looks like an nighttime. The lineup is full of routine German club residents and stars from around Europe. Ears will perk in the idea of an Anja Schneider B2B La Fleur series, which is bound to be completely epic. Two female tag bosses and boundary-pushers together on the stage. German and Swedish noises will collide. What more can you ask for?

DGTL x Paradise

Jamie Jones / Dubfire [live] / Derrick May / Maya Jane Coles / Richy Ahmed / Darius Syrossian / Luuk van Dijk and much more

22:00 – 07:00 / Scheepsbouwloods

Scheepsbouwloods is clarified as Resident Advisor as the “ultimate clocked place in the NDSM-wharf. ” What greater way to hit on the “ultimate rave location” than with the ultimate rave? DGTL, Amsterdam-based cutting edge dance music event manufacturers, bring Jamie Jones‘ Paradise celebration to the epic place. And of course, following Jones comes an lineup of tech house, techno, and house heavyweights. It doesn’t feature tag boss and tech-house party-vibes legend Jones. It doesn’t only attribute Derrick May, among the Detroit-based pioneers of techno and members of legendary trio, Belleville Three. It doesn’t only feature a rare dwell Dubfire set, including all original production. This lineup includes all three of these also Maya Jane Coles, Richy Ahmed, and hundreds of others. 


Tale Of Us / Solomun / Dixon / Recondite / Mind Against / Adriatique / Mathew Jonson / Kobosil / Shifted / and more

14:00 – 14:00 / Warehouse Elementenstraat

For those searching a immersive adventure and looking to prevent party-hopping, look no farther than the Afterlife celebration on Saturday night. Curated by pros Tale of Us, the lineup that a profound mix of exceptionally diverse minimum and honorable performers. Not only are Tale of Us, Ardiatique, and Mind Against hitting on the decks, however there’therefore a massive range of live places in the mix. Mathew Jonson, Recondite, and Agents of Time are all coming out to round the incredible mixture of DJs using their live sets. Furthermore, a particular Solomun B2B Dixon place is bound to feature a complete dance floor extending to measurement bending sounds.

Elrow belongs to ADE


23:00 – 06:00 / De Kromhouthal

An elrow celebration is not to be overlooked. The Barcelona day club which has taken their event international. Known for its amazing tech-house and dance celebration sounds, elrow has created a name for itself with the sheer spectacle of it all. No lineup announced yet? No issue. Attendees can expect everything out of confetti blasts to themed fans in the crowd on stilts to hundreds of inflatable pool toys to throw friends — and, clearly, the dance chicken. Aside from the spectacle of it, the audio in elrow is sure to fulfill standards. The topic for this celebration is Chinese “ROW” year, and time will tell exactly what that involves.

Photo credit: Max Kneefel

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