Get a view of ADE from the water with these boat events

Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Throughout ADE there are so many things to see and experience, whether it's a cutting-edge warehouse event or a pop-up exhibition. Especially for the ones that like to be on the Amsterdam canals, we've created a list of happenings that you might like.

Following up on recent festival announcements about Club Mystique and Zen Space, we continue with events that take place on the water during ADE.

Following up on recent festival announcements about Club Mystique and Zen Space, we continue with events that take place on the water during ADE.

To experience ADE from a whole different side, we have listed some refreshing happenings for you:

Sail and dance on the IJ river whilst listening to the All Boat Long set by Hernan Cattaneo b2b Nick Warren at DOCKS 1 on ADE Thursday. Asymmetric Recordings and GodsOFMusic will collaborate, as they are set for a night cruise surrounded by the lights of Amsterdam. On Saturday you can continue the route to the Docks where Aly & Fila go back-to-back with another trance veteran Paul Thomas for All Boat Long.


Egg London is celebrating its 16th birthday with a boat trip where Deborah De Luca is invited to headline the show. Spektre and Egg resident Kyle E will be joining her during this festive tour.


For those who don't want to leave the docks, can still enjoy some boat happenings as there are some that stay where they are. The Pollux for example - it is a restored three-mast sailing ship with views over the IJ river and is easily accessible from Central Station. This is a location where you are able to immerse yourself into the 6 events they have lined up, ranging from workshops on our environment and production masterclasses to the Into The Woods afterparty.

Soundfleet at Pure-Liner
The Sound-fleet concept of the Pure-Liner has emerged from the docks of Amsterdam and they are set to be cruising around Amsterdam with a line-up filled with labels and artists as Joyhauser, Marcel Fengler, Miss Melera and many others for five days in a row.

On ADE Wednesday, they kick off with Rejected as the label of Edwin Oosterwal & Joris Voorn is taking you on an early boat trip presenting a stellar selection of releasing artists. Also joining is a brand new artist agency The Bliss Office on Thursday. This will be their first-ever showcase as they present themselves to the world. Shadows by Magdalena is getting ready for a night with Geist, Michael Mayer, and Tom Zeta. On Friday, Dutch artist Olivier Weiter has selected some of his musically respected colleagues to join him for a 7-hour journey across the waters, whereas Hosh presents Fryhide on Saturday. Closing of the Pure-Liner week on Sunday is Muse by Lehar & Musumeci with Agents of Time and Phunkadelica.

Supperclub Cruise

Noir Music
serves as an outlet for Noir's own productions and has showcased some new and established producers from the underground scene over the past 12 years. Head honcho Noir himself will feature on Friday night at the Supperclub Cruise, together with affiliated label artists and friends. Expect underground house and techno, from known legends and upcoming artists whilst navigating from Amsterdam Central Station towards the port of IJmuiden and back. On Saturday Jackies, the well-known Barcelona event for house, disco, soul & funk, will set foot in Amsterdam for the first time with the likes of Louie Vega and more to be announced. The Supperclub Cruise is closing its week with some festival vibes on a their boat as Boatchella.


Last but not least is The Veronicaschip, moored at the NDSM Wharf. The venue is the base for radio and television makers, but also often used for music events, theater, debate, art, singing and dancing. Four events will be held here in collaboration with Draaimolen, Kern, SlapFunk and VBX.

Check the events itself for all their exact details and navigate through the full festival program for other happenings you might like here.