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Canal Cruise The Sounds Of Blackness

The Sounds Of Blackness Return's to ADE, our event in opposition to racism is talking ADE by storm for now over 10 years (2012 - 2022). The Sounds Of Blackness Canal Cruise with Silent Disco to enjoy the incredible view on Amsterdam magical city of lights, old houses and small bridges. A cruise to relax after a busy day at ADE or before going to the biggest club and festival locations.

We will celebrate black artists in the electronic music industry, from the time of Disco to Techno, black men and women have been fighting for equal rights. They have a story to share and history to remember. Their roots in the music industry are clear. The American pioneers when it comes to electronic music, Acid house, techno from Detroit to the legendary house music from NYC.

With The Sounds Of Blackness we have nurtured this very BLACK soulful house party idea into a night dedicated to Black electronic music culture, roots and heritage. All S.O.B. DJs are Black djs from various nationalities. Each has made their own mark in today's music industry.

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Starboard Boats

Canal Cruise Boat Showcase

Join us for an hour, take time to relax and enjoy Amsterdam Dance Event city vibe, watch and listen to one of your favorite Dj on board. Amsterdam cruise by Starboard will show you the city we love in absolute luxury and style. Relax as you float along the city’s UNESCO-listed canals. Look out for landmarks and authentic Amsterdam houses, what’s making our city just unique. in our yellow lighted boat, listen to the sound of DJs from all over the world, gathering at Amsterdam Dance Event. An Amsterdam boat trip can be a magical experience and we know that you’ll love every minute you spend onboard with us.

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Canal Cruise Boat Showcase

Join us for an hour, take time to relax and enjoy Amsterdam Dance Event city vibe, watch and listen to one of your favorite Dj on board. Amsterdam cruise by Starboard will show you the city we love in absolute luxury and style. Relax as you float along the city’s UNESCO-listed canals. Look out for landmarks and authentic Amsterdam houses, what’s making our city just unique. in our yellow lighted boat, listen to the sound of DJs from all over the world, gathering at Amsterdam Dance Event. An Amsterdam boat trip can be a magical experience and we know that you’ll love every minute you spend onboard with us.

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Festival FAQ

Yes, all official ADE Festival events listed on the ADE website are accessible with your ADE Pro Pass (limited capacity at venues). When capacity has been reached, a one in one out rule applies.

A very limited number of events, including the Nils Frahm seated concert at Concertgebouw and the Eric Prydz HOLO show have had an RSVP list for Pro Pass holders. Only the RSVP grants entry to the shows.

For (individual) festival tickets make sure to check out our program and simply add tickets to your basket as you explore all events.

Tip: Filter the program by "Show only events with available tickets" to get a quick view.

Most festival events have an age limit of 18+ (and sometimes even 21+ or 23+), 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.

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:


Prepare ♥ Be at your best

Just say Know ♥ Inform yourself

Pace yourself ♥ Take things slowly

Better safe than sorry ♥ Less is more

Think for yourself ♥ Care about others

Love your body ♥ Take time to recover


Have fun and Celebrate Safe!

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