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 2017 the conference welcomed 550 speakers and 7200 representatives of the worldwide electronic music industry.

ADE's Festival & Festival 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 2017 the festival attracted 395,000 festival visitors from over 90 countries, which makes it the world's biggest club festival. 

ADE Festival 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 2017 the festival attracted 395,000 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.

Do you have a mobile app available?

Yes, we do! We teamed up with Woov in order to give you all the relevant information on event, venues and arists, but there's much more such as: Woov communities and automated personalised recommendations. The app is specifically build for our ADE Festival program*!

The app is available in the App store and Google Play. You can download it here. 

*For an overview of our conference program, we advise to use our website which is also mobile responsive. 

When does the ADE festival take place?

The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place from 17th till the 21st of October 2018.

Where does the festival take place?

The festival takes place in 140 different venues throughout the city of Amsterdam. The actual locations can be found at this page. Please be aware that our program is only partly announced, so more venues will be added in the upcoming months. 

When are the ADE Info & Ticket(s) center open?

You can collect your ADE Card at the below listed pick-up point by showing your ID and e-ticket. PLEASE NOTE, this location DOES NOT provide the Conference Pass or ADE Pass for pick up.
 
De Brakke Grond: Nes 45, 1012 KD
Wednesday to Saturday
October 17  -  13:00 - 23:00
October 18  -  10:00 - 23:00
October 19  -  10:00 - 23:00
October 20  -  10:00 - 19:00     

Did you purchase an ADE Pass or ADE Conference Pass? Please click on the button below to see where you can collect your wristband.

How can I get in touch with ADE?

Feel free to contact us through our contact page. 

Paylogic covers your queries related to the festival tickets. You can reach them during ADE by email or by phone untill 23:00. On sunday Paylogic will only be available by email.

Paylogic contact details +31(0) 85 0656 277 & adetickets@paylogic.eu

I lost my ticket(s): https://consumer.paylogic.nl/tickets/

Where can I find the terms and conditions?

Please read our terms and conditions here.

What kinds of tickets are available?

There are multiple tickets for sale:
-          ADE Pass (all conferences, festivals & Festival By Day
                          events)
-          ADE Conference pass (all conferences)
-          ADE Pack (Pass + Hotel)
-          Single festival tickets
-          ADE card (grants access to ADE by Day)

How can I buy tickets for the festival?

The ADE Pass 2018 is available at our ticket page (click the button on the right). Our separate festival tickets are available from here. Keep in mind that our full program is only partly announced, so there is much more to come! 

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.

What is the ADE Card?

The ADE card provides you with nice extras to enjoy ADE to the fullest! Benefits include: exclusive acces to multiple ADE by Day events, acquire exclusive access & free entry to all ADE MusicTalks, the complete ADE Film program and various ADE by Day events, exlusive promotional items, goodie-bags and discount voucher all over Amsterdam. Please note; the ADE Card provides you with extra benefits but does not grant you access to the festival events.

What are the advantages of the ADE Card?

With the ADE Card you have: 

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
and much more...

Where can I buy the ADE Card?

Click on the button on the right to secure your ADE Card for the Amsterdam Dance Event 2018! 


Where can I collect my ADE Card?

Please note that the ADE Card will not be send by e-mail/post. With your e-ticket you can simply pick up your ADE Card wristband at one of our info & ticket centers.

De Brakke Grond: Nes 45, 1012KD
Wednesday to Saturday
Oct 17 - 13:00 - 23:00
Oct 18 - 10:00 - 23:00
Oct 19 - 10:00 - 23:00
Oct 20 - 10:00 - 19:00 

De Balie: Kleine-Garmantplantsoen 10, 1017RR
Wednesday to Saturday
Oct 17 - 10:30 - 22:30
Oct 18 - 10:30 - 22:30
Oct 19 - 10:30 - 22:30
Oct 20 - 10:30 - 22:30

Does an ADE Card grant access to the festival events?

The ADE Card does not grant you access to the festival events. You will need to purchase individual tickets for the events or the ADE Pass, which will grant you access to all ADE 2018 related events. The card however does grant you access to all the Festival By Day events.

Does ADE have hotel suggestions or hotel deals available?

Yes, we do! We offer both hotel suggestions and hotel deals. Check our hotel page here.

How can I get to Amsterdam?

Amsterdam can be reached by car, bike, train and bus. Detailed directions are available at this page, and for a travel planner for the public transportation you 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.
 
Valid ticket
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.

Amsterdam is the perfect city to explore by bike. Use your bike as Public Transportation so you don't have to wait for a tram or bus, you're never stuck in traffic and you can easily park. That means you're free to do as you please.

Need a ride to or from venues during ADE?

Uber gets you wherever you need to go. Download the app, request a ride, and a nearby driver will arrive in minutes. Enter promo code ADE2018  if you haven’t taken your first trip yet and get €10 off your first ride.

Whether you are a frequent Uber user or a first timer, these convenient tips will below to take your experience to the next level:

Ready when you are
Now you never have to leave before the final encore. Request a ride 24/7.

Know before you go
Run a fare estimate before requesting. Fares fluctuate based on demand, so if it’s out of your
price range, check back for lower fares.

Confirm your driver
ADE is going to be busy, so make sure you get into the right car with the right driver. Double
check your driver’s car model and licence plate in the app before you hop in your ride.

Request a ride with multiple stops
Need to pick up a friend along the way? Tap '+' in your screen to easily add multiple stops to
your trip.

Split your fare
During a trip, select “Split Fare” at the bottom of your screen to divide the trip fare equally
between friends.

Send your Status
Send your trip status and let your friends know when you’ll arrive or when you’ll be home.’
 
Contact your driver
The Uber app allows you to text or call your driver from an anonymised number to communicate any particular details about your pick up.
 
Left Something Behind?
The best way to retrieve an item you may have left in a vehicle is to contact your driver directly in the app. If your driver doesn't pick up, leave a detailed voicemail describing your item and the best way to contact you.
 
Preferred Route
Whether you’re in from out of town or a local, feel free to communicate your preferred route with your driver during your trip. If you have concerns about the route your driver took, let us know and we'll be happy to review.

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

A complete map/list of parking spots in Amsterdam is available here.

What is an ADE Member?

ADE Member is a free membership service to get the most out of your ADE experience. Create your personal agenda, find out which events your friends are going to and at what events/venues your favorite artists are playing at. In addition, ADE Members get access to unique competitions and exclusive members only content.

What are the benefits of becoming an ADE Member?

An ADE Member is able to create a personalized ADE schedule out of 300 events within a few simple clicks. For optimal use it is preferred to login with Facebook. It is also possible to create an account manually and handpick your favorite artists.

You’re able to create your own personal overview of favorite events and venues. If you login with Facebook your favorite artists and venues will appear. In addition to this, you can also see where your friends are going.

How do I login?

You can login at the top left corner of your screen.

Where can I find my personal program / favorite artist / favorite venues?

After logging in you can find your personal program by clicking on your name at the top left corner of your screen. A menu will roll down with 'my program', 'my favorite artists' and 'my favorite venues'. 


I don’t want to connect Facebook to my ADE Member account. Is this possible?

You can choose to not connect your Facebook to your account and sign up with your e-mail address.

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. 
Please inform yourself well and visit www.unity.nl/ade.
 
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! 

Is there official ADE Merchandise available?

The official ADE Merchandise for this years' edition is on fire and lies within your grasp. A unique collaboration with FRESHCOTTON, Alpine Earplugs & YOURTURN by Zalando offers you now a whole new and extensive line of items! Make sure to check out the new merchandise here.

Where can I buy the official ADE merchandise?

Unique designs, limited editions and top notch quality. The new collaboration of ADE X FRESHCOTTON, Alpine Earplugs & YOURTURN by Zalando has it all! You can find all of these fresh items here.

After completing your pre-order you will receive an email with a PDF voucher. Upon presentation of your voucher you can pick-up your item(s) at our dedicated Festival Info & Ticket Center at De Balie from Wednesday to Saturday (during ADE) between 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM.
 
On the other hand, if you want to receive your product(s) at home, please order through FRESHCOTTON.

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