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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 140 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces. In 2018, 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)
+ ADE Conference Pass (full conference & ADE by Day events)
+ ADE Pack (ADE Pass or ADE Conference Pass + Hotel) 
+ ADE Card (grants access to ADE by Day)
+ Single conference tickets to the ADE sub-conferences 
+ Single festival tickets

See all tickets here.


Yes, we do! We offer both hotel suggestions and hotel deals. Please click here to navigate to our travel page.

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.

There are several ways to get around in Amsterdam. The public transport is fully operational during ADE. You can buy public transport tickets at your departure station. You can also rent a bike or use one of Amsterdam's taxi services.

You are ready for the ‘do it the Amsterdam way’ of travelling? Good choice, explore about cycling in Amsterdam here. Never stuck in traffic and always on time for all your ADE activities.

You can find a complete map/list of parking spots in Amsterdam  here.

In case you lost your belongings during the festival events, you are best advised to contact the concerned venue directly as each venue has its own lost & found.

If you have lost anything during the conference, please shoot us an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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.

Festival

ADE's festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces.

You’ll find 140 different ADE festivals venues throughout the city. We are currently finalizing our program so count on a lot of announcements during the upcoming month. Keep an eye out at our news page or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.

All confirmed ADE Official venues can be found here.

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. However, both Martin Garrix and Tomorrowland have an ALL AGES event during ADE. Please double check the promotors website to be sure you can enter the event.

Our seperate festival tickets are available at our ticket page. Please be aware that we are currently finalizing our complete program; meaning that more events will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Your e-tickets are generated from an automatic system. Meaning that they can sometimes end up in your spam folder. Still haven’t find anything? Get your e-tickets resend through this page or contact Paylogic, our ticketing provider.

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 can 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.

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.

ADE Conference 2019 includes:
+ ADE Pro
+ ADE BeamLab
+ ADE Beats
+ ADE Green
+ ADE Sound Lab
+ ADE TECH
+ ADE University

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. Please be aware that more venues will be added in the upcoming weeks.


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


Happy to see you'd like to contribute to our conference program! Please send a complete proposal to our conference team containing your conference ideas and/or panel suggestions. We'll contact you directly if we are interested in your submitted idea.

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. Not interested in the full conference?

No problem, you can easily purchase conference tickets per track. Please scroll down at this page to find all of our conference tickets.

Please be aware that our program will be complete by September 1st; meaning that more panels will be announced in the upcoming weeks.


Your e-tickets are generated from an automatic system. Meaning that they can sometimes end up in your spam folder. Still haven’t find anything? Get your e-tickets resend through this page or contact Paylogic.

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 can 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.

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


Meeting and venue areas are available via Spaces, partner of ADE. Please find all options on their website and contact Spaces via the contact form.

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