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ADE 2021 — Update August 25th

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

The most recent Covid measures impacting festivals and nightlife have cast a new wave of uncertainty over the electronic music scene in the Netherlands. As of now, the government's unofficial statement will lift almost all restrictions from September 20th onwards, except for nightclubs, which are forced to remain closed until November 1st.

Until the Dutch government makes its definite decision on these proposed measures, ADE will proceed with its preparations for October in close collaboration with the Amsterdam municipality. We will be able to provide more clarity on the situation when the government determines its next set of measures on September 17th at the latest. The coming weeks are dependent on the decisions made by the Dutch government and we urge the cabinet to provide clarity as soon as possible, but as always, we are staying focused on the possibilities rather than the limitations facing us.

We will contact all ADE Pro Pass holders soon with detailed information about your ticket. Please note that we are further extending our refund policy until October 1st. If worse comes to worst, you will always be able to claim a full reimbursement or move your Pro Pass to ADE 2022.


If you have any specific questions, please check in with our continuously updated FAQ page or contact us.

ADE aims to ensure the health and safety of all our visitors. We work in close collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam to present the best possible ADE experience while ensuring public health guidelines set by the RIVM and Dutch government.

If you would like to attend an event or activity in the Netherlands, you will usually have to show a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. You can present these using the CoronaCheck-App. The COVID Certificate for travel with CoronaCheck is also known as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. You can find more information here.

Visitors that do not have a vaccination-QR will need to be tested through ‘Testen voor Toegang’ in order to receive a valid QR-code in the CoronaCheck-App. Don’t forget to bring your ID as we have to verify it’s you.

For visitors outside the EU/Schengen it is required to get tested via ‘Testen voor Toegang’ in order to access events. This includes people who have been fully vaccinated. The test result will be granted with a QR-code and needs to be uploaded in the CoronaCheck-App.

The cost of the access test is currently paid for by the central government. With this, there is no cost to you as a visitor. The test result is valid for 24 hours. For scheduling an appointment at ‘Testen voor Toegang’ or more info click here: https://testenvoortoegang.org.

If you are planning a stay in the Netherlands then be aware that you must follow the Dutch advice and rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please follow the advice of your government and check the Dutch guidelines before planning to travel.

Conference tickets

This year we've extended our refund policy until October 1st 2021. Furthermore, if worse comes to worst and the government decides to cancel ADE, you will always be able to claim a full reimbursement or move your Pro Pass to ADE 2022.

For all ADE Pro Passes bought before July 23rd 2020, you are able to re-assign your ticket to a colleague or friend for free up until one month prior to ADE 2021. We have also extended our cancellation policy for these tickets until October 1st 2021.

Festival tickets

In case you need to cancel your festival ticket(s), you can request a refund or change for your order here.

Note: Whether a change or cancelation is possible or not depends on the event. Before sending a refund/change request, please check the FAQ on the festival's official website.

In case of official cancellation by the government of the specific festival event you have tickets for, ticket holders will be contacted by the official ticket seller regarding a refund or you can contact the official seller yourself.

* Please note that only official tickets are eligible for a possible refund *

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

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

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