Amsterdam Dance Event is approaching fast, and we want to share some of the best tips with you. ADE is the yearly leading festival in electronic music and is held from the 16th until 20th of October.

With over 3000 performances in more than 200 venues in Amsterdam it is a must go for night owls. The choice is huge in terms of music, speakers, events and conferences. To help you pick the event that fits you best, we decided to ask our own staff on their favourite ADE parties.


The top 5 must-go events from Sander, our Supervisor Housekeeping, are:

  1. Awakenings x Drumcode. The line-up for this event is amazing: Adam Beyer, Enrico Sangiuliano and Maceo Plex. Besides, it is held in the Gashouder, the temple of techno and the home-base of Awakenings for over 20 years.
  2. Audio Obscura x Spectrum which is hosted by Joris Voorn. He is known for his innovative techno music. This party is held at ‘Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ’, one of the most famous concert halls of Amsterdam. Joris will play all night long together with a special guest.
  3. Amsterdam Music festival at the Johan Cruijff Arena. A festival that welcomes people from all over the world and reunites the big names that we all know. Alesso, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta and more. During this party the number 1 DJ of the DJ Mag top 100 is announced. This list of upcoming and well known DJ’s is released yearly by the same magazine.
  4. Brois Brechja x Fcking Serious is organised by Awakenings at Warehouse Elementenstraat during the ADE opening night on Wednesdag 16th. Boris Brechja is an upcoming DJ in the techno scene and known for his experimental and minimal techno beats. Every time he starts a new song, he takes the audience on an adventure. I’ve seen him play for the first time four years ago at Pleinvrees in ‘Het Paard van Troje’ in The Hague.
  5. Awakenings x Joseph Capriati invites’ is also held in the Gashouder. The well-known Italian tech DJ Joseph Capriati invites his colleagues Carl Cox, Gianni Callipari, Luigi Madonna and Anna. To complete this night full of the best techno music, Joseph will do a Back to Back with Carl Cox.