What is the Amsterdam Dance Event?

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the world's biggest electronic music festival and conference.

ADE's multiple conference tracks offer the ultimate annual business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. In 2018 the conference welcomed 600 speakers and over 9000 representatives of the worldwide electronic music industry.

ADE's Festival & ADE by Day 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.

ADE by Day provides entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting Amsterdam for ADE. The mostly free daytime program 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.

What is ADE 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. In 2018 the festival attracted 400,000 festival visitors from over 90 countries, which makes it the world's biggest club festival.

What is ADE by Day?

ADE by Day provides entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting Amsterdam for ADE. The mostly free daytime program 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.

Where does the festival take place?

Currently, the locations of ADE 2019 are not confirmed as our program has yet to be announced. Keep an eye on our news page to stay up to date.

How can I get in touch with ADE?

Feel free to shoot us an e-mail or check our contact page for more information about: peforming at ADE, press inquiries and partnerships.

Where can I find the terms and conditions?

Please read our terms and conditions here.

What kind of tickets are available?

The following tickets are currently for sale:
- ADE Pass (full conference, festivals & ADE by Day events)
- ADE Conference Pass (full conference & ADE by Day events)

More tickets will available later on. Please find these below:
- ADE Pack (ADE Pass or ADE Conference Pass + Hotel) 
- Single tickets to the ADE sub-conferences 
- Single festival tickets 
- ADE Card (grants access to ADE by Day)

How can I buy tickets for the festival?

The ADE Pass is currently available at our ticket page (the button on the right will direct you to the page). Our separate festival tickets aren't available yet, but please click here to pre-register. We will therafter keep you posted about the festival tickets. 

What are the payment methods available?

We accept the following payment methods:
- American Express
- Bancontact/Mr.Cash
- Giropay
- iDeal
- Mastercard
- PayPal
- Sofortuberweisung
- VISA
- VISA credit

Can I change my tickets for another event of ADE?

Unfortunately, that is not possible.

Can I do an internship at the Amsterdam Dance Event?

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the world's biggest electronic music festival and conference. 

In 2018 the Conference welcomed 600 speakers and over 9000 representatives of the worldwide electronic music industry. The Festival & ADE by Day program covered the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces. It attracted 400,000 visitors spread out over almost 200 venues in 2018, a record number.

As we're currently gearing up for ADE 2019 we offer internships at the following departments:

Customer Relations & Hospitality

Partnerships

Program

Production

Festival

Marketing & Communication

Please note; due to our Dutch roots we're looking for candidates who speak and write Dutch fluently. Furthermore is it required that the internship falls within the context of your study. 

What is the ADE Card?

The ADE Card grants you access to the full ADE by Day program and provides you with nice extras! Benefits include: discounts, exclusive access & free entry to all ADE MusicTalks, the complete ADE Film program and ADE Soundlab. 

What are the advantages of the ADE Card?

The ADE Card provides you with:
- Free entry to ADE MusicTalks
- Free entry to ADE Sound Lab
- Free entry to the ADE documentary film program
- 10% discount on selected ADE Merchandise
- Great discounts, exclusive events and giveaways during ADE

Does an ADE Card grant access to the festival events?

The ADE Card does not grant you access to the festival program. You'll need to purchase individual tickets for these events (or the ADE Pass in case you are interested in the full ADE program, day and night). Please click the button on the right to pre-register. We will thereafter keep you posted about the festival program.

Does ADE have hotel suggestions or hotel deals available?

Yes, we do! We offer both hotel suggestions and hotel deals. Please note this service will not be available until later on. Keep a close eye to this page for any updates or sign up for our newsletter by clicking the button on the right. 



How can I get to Amsterdam?

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? Please click here.

International visitors can read more about the travel services from Schiphol to Amsterdam at this website

Come by train
Amsterdam is easily accessible by train. Easy, because no hassle with parking in the always bustling city. 
 
Tip: We recommend you to arrange your train ticket in advance.
 
Make sure you are in possession of a valid ticket. Do you have a smart card, ensure that you have enough balance on the card. If you do not have a smart card, you can buy a single chip in the ticket machine at the station. For this you can visit the E-ticket shop.

How can I get around in Amsterdam during ADE?

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

Do it the Amsterdam way and explore the city by bike. Never stuck in traffic and always on time for all your ADE activities.

I am coming by car. What are my parking options?

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

Be responsible, think for yourself and care about others

Nothing really beats celebrating the good life, partying with your friends, dancing till your feet hurt and flirting with the most beautiful people. But partying may not be completely safe. Therefore, it is good to be aware of the risks you may encounter, from blisters and hearing damage to the use of alcohol and drugs. And please keep in mind that in the Netherlands hard drugs are still illegal.
 
We would like to offer you, our visitors, advice on how to take good care of yourself. Celebrate Safe is a reliable source for information on partying safe and to get the best out of your ADE experience. Please, see below their 10 tips on how to have the best party experience.
 
In case you’re an industry professional: Unity and Celebrate Safe have developed booklets providing the visitors of ADE information on safe partying. The booklets are available for you at all ADE conference locations. To get your copies, please contact the Celebrate Safe crew via www.celebratesafe.nl

10 tips to celebrate safe 
 
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

Click here to find out more and make sure to check out this video - Are you ready to Celebrate Safe?!

Check unity.nl/ade for more info and tips

10 TIPS TO CELEBRATE SAFE

1. Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risk
If you choose to use alcohol or other drugs, please do so responsibly and consciously. 
Please be aware that certain things, like the potency of drugs, can differ from what you’re used to in your own country.  

2. I love my ears
Be gentle to your ears. Don’t stand too close to the speakers, give your ears a break once in a while and wear earplugs at all times. 
 
3. Think for yourself, care about others
Please take care of yourself, watch out for each other, and know that you can find help all around you. If you see someone who needs medical attention or a helping hand, keep the positive vibe alive and be a friend to a friend in need.
 
4. Pace yourself: eat, sleep, rave
Take your time to recharge and make sure to get enough sleep. Treat yourself to some healthy foods to resupply your energy levels.
 
If you’re thirsty, drink water, but… keep in mind that drinking too much water is dangerous too. If you’re on ecstasy, stick to a maximum of two glasses per hour. 
 
5. Don’t push your limits. Be responsible
Celebrate, dance, be wild, but do it within your own limits.
 
6. Be prepared for any type of weather
Be prepared for the fickleness of the Dutch weather, it may change rapidly. You may leave your hotel wearing sunnies in the morning, but by the afternoon it can be pouring down rain. 
 
7. Take your time to chill
Are you partying in a hot and humid area? Please prevent yourself from overheating and once in a while, take a break from dancing. 
 
8. Always have safe sex 
Not going home alone? Made a new friend, did you? Good for you! But stay smart and be wary of taking strangers to your home or hotel room. Make sure a friend knows who you’re with and where you are, and always, always use condoms.
 
9. The First Aid is your friend
If you or your friend is not feeling well, don’t be afraid to visit the First Aid Post or any of the venue’s staff. First aid officers are professionals and everything you tell them is confidential. 
 
Not at an event? Call 112! You will not get fined or arrested for drug use.
 
10. Don’t drink, drug and drive. You’re a big risk to yourself and others
It’s a bicycle jungle out there! Be careful & stay focused!

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