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Hello! We know ADE can be quite overwhelming. However, we are here to help. Chances are great you can find the answer to your questions below. If not, do not hesitate to contact us via mail, socials or phone. Scroll down at the general section to find our contact details.

General

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a five day event, held annually in October. It is both a music conference and festival and is widely recognized as the global meeting point for the creative industry around electronic music. ADE consists of a daytime conference & festival and nighttime festival program, with a total of more than 1000 events in nearly 200 locations. Which basically means that the city of Amsterdam breathes electronic music for five days and nights.

ADE's conference program is the ultimate business and inspiration platform for the global electronic music industry, featuring dedicated programming for music professionals, aspiring DJs/producers and musicians, tech start-ups, brand- and marketing managers and much more.

ADE's festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 100 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces. In 2019, the festival attracted 400,000 visitors spread out over almost 200 venues, a record number.

The daytime program provides entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting Amsterdam for ADE and features a wealth of dance music-related exhibitions, films, documentaries, DJ showcases, gear master classes and artist MusicTalks, taking place across Amsterdam's five main districts, utilising historical locations and unique venues across the city.

+ ADE Pass: full conference, festivals & ADE by Day events (From January 15th onwards).
+ ADE Conference Pass: full conference & ADE by Day events (From January 15th onwards).
+ ADE Pack: ADE Pass or ADE Conference Pass + Hotel (Available soon).
+ ADE Card: grants access to ADE by Day (Available soon).
+ Single conference tickets to the ADE sub-conferences  (Available soon).
+ Single festival tickets (Available soon).

Please check out our ticketing page here.

All hotels for ADE 2020 will soon be available.

Questions? Please shoot us an e-mail at  hotels@amsterdam-dance-event.nl

Amsterdam can be reached by basically all public transport, bike and car. Detailed directions are available at this page. Are you looking for a travel planner for public transportation? This website will help you with travelling in and around the city.

Come by train
Amsterdam is easily accessible by train. Easy, because no hassle with parking in the always bustling city.  Make sure you are in possession of a valid ticket. In case you have a public transport card, ensure that you have enough balance on the card. Single train tickets can be purchased at the yellow vendor machines at the station.

Tip: We recommend you to arrange train tickets in advance through the E-ticket shop.

On our socials we try to keep you updated about all that's new. You can follow us on our news; Facebook,  Instagram  and  Twitter.

Feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone!

+ E-mail: info@amsterdam-dance-event.nl
+ Phone: 0031 (0)20 247 07 07

Please read our terms and conditions  here.

You are able to purchase the ADE 2019 merchandise on the website of Freshcotton.

Festival

ADE's festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 100 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces.

You’ll find 100 different ADE festivals venues throughout the city. Keep an eye out at our news page or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.

More info about the festival program will follow soon.

Happy to see you'd like to contribute to our festival program! Unfortunately, our showcase application form is closed, but will be back online from January on.

Most festival events have an age limit of 18+ (and sometimes even 21+), these are Dutch governmental rules which say that below the age of 18 you are not allowed to enter a club. Please double check the promotors website to be sure you can enter the event.

The 24th edition has come to end. From 16 to 20 October 2019, ADE offered over 1,000 events spread across 200 locations, attracting over 400,000 visitors from a record number of 146 countries.

The official ADE venues list will be available from June on.

The ADE Pass grants you access to the complete ADE program. Meaning all conference tracks, ADE by Day and festival events (including sold out events). Do keep in mind that there’s a limited capacity that each venue takes into account for wristband holders. The ADE Pass would be a perfect fit, if you are planning on enjoying the combination of day and night events. Please be aware it’s not just a festival pass.

When it comes to festival tickets you are best advised to contact our ticketing provider Paylogic directly. Each ADE event has its own refund policy and Paylogic will be able to enquire this on your behalf.

In case you purchased an ADE Pass you are able to request a refund upon to one month prior to ADE. Do note that we take 25 EUR administration costs into account. Please e-mail us to request your refund.

We dance together, so please be mindful of yourself and each other. We expect an open attitude from our visitors towards other guests, regardless of their origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and age. If you see or experience any unwanted attention, harassment or behavior of any kind that makes you uncomfortable, please speak out and notify staff.

Please keep in mind: we love being your annual host, therefore, we would like to ask you to enjoy responsibly.

ADE is proud partner of the Celebrate Safe campaign.
Check out Unity's 10 tips to Celebrate Safe during ADE:

1. Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risk
2. I love my ears
3. Think for yourself, care about others
4. Pace yourself: eat, sleep, rave
5. Don’t push your limits. Be responsible
6. Be prepared for any type of weather
7. Take your time to chill
8. Always have safe sex
9. The First Aid is your friend
10. Don’t drink, drug and drive. You’re a big risk to yourself and others.


Have fun and Celebrate Safe!

Conference

ADE's Conference program features multiple conference tracks and offers the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, attracting music- and related industry professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers.

The main conference venue is the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The other venues are within walking distance from the theatre. You can find all conference venues here.


Our conferences are accessible for all ages in general. Do note that when alcoholic beverages are served, access can be denied.

All you have to do is to make sure you purchased a ticket for the conference. Both the ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass will gain you access to the full conference program including all tracks and ADE by Day program. If you do not like to attend the full conference, we also offer single sub-conference tickets (available soon).



The ADE Pass grants you access to the complete ADE program. Meaning all conference tracks, ADE by Day and festival events (including sold out events). Do keep in mind that there’s a limited capacity that each venue takes into account for wristband holders. The ADE Pass would be a perfect fit, if you are planning on enjoying the combination of day and night events. Please be aware it’s not just a festival pass.

In case you purchased an ADE Pass or ADE Conference Pass you are able to request a refund upon to one month prior to ADE. Please e-mail us if you have any questions.

All conference tickets are personal and non-transferable. You can read this in our webshop terms & conditions.

You will receive your e-ticket one week prior to the Amsterdam Dance Event. With this e-ticket + your ID/passport you can pick up your badge and wristband at one of our Info & Ticket Centers in Amsterdam. We always try to take into account that visitors can be arriving late, therefore we have a few desks that are open until 10 or 11 pm.

More information about the Info & Ticket centers for ADE 2020 will soon be available.

You can suggest topics and speakers for potential inclusion in ADE's multiple conference tracks; feel free to send us your ideas for the issues we ought to be covering! Submit here.

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