Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicks off subsequent week, and most by now know the occasion’s sturdy scheduling means being inundated with occasion/lineup selections and challenges. With numerous occasions that includes even larger expertise, planning the “excellent” weekend in Amsterdam may be tough. To assist information the way in which, we’ve curated a couple of of our favorites to assist steer attendees in the fitting path. Of course, there’s many extra to select from, however listed here are our 10 occasions to not miss.

The Classic Music Company

Honey Dijon / Horse Meat Disco / Luke Solomon / Eli Escobar / Sophie Lloyd / Titia

23:59 – 06:00 / Sugar Factory

It’s the primary night time at ADE, and there are such a lot of events it’s arduous know the place to begin. Look no additional than Sugar Factory — a mainstay in Amsterdam membership tradition for the higher a part of the final decade. Featuring Dot Audio sound, and two rooms (a primary, and a extra intimate house), Sugar Factory is the primary ingredient within the recipe for a terrific night time out. Throw within the lineup for the legendary Luke Solomon’s final night time of a latest residency and attendees’ ADE appetizer is full. Headlining is Honey Dijon, recognized for an extremely progressive mix of club-sound brilliance, and Horse Meat Disco, a proficient duo using disco’s wave of resurgence. What higher option to kick off an extended weekend in Amsterdam?


Boys Noize / Christeene / Curses / Ghost Van Bellen / Joost van Bellen / Paul Neverready

22:00 – 07:00 / SEXYLAND

ADE is warming up and it’s time to get a bit of freaky for night time two. Look no additional than Sexyland — a brand new short-term membership idea. The idea is straightforward: New Owner, Every Day. Every expertise at Sexyland will probably be completely different. Headlining the night time is Boys Noize, German industrial techno wunderkin. Fresh off quite a lot of new releases all through the previous 12 months together with a collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the music is assured to be as banging because the house, art-installations, and crowd. 

Anjunadeep Amsterdam

16 Bit Lolitas / Ben Böhmer [live] / Dom Donnelly / James Grant / Penelope / Yotto

23:00 – 05:00 / Tolhuistuin

Perhaps there’s an affinity for the airier sounds of the home spectrum? Head over to Tolhuistuin, the three-room Amsterdam nightclub proper off the water with views, and inexperienced areas besides. There lies a large Anjunadeep showcase that includes a few of the prime deep and progressive home acts. Key acts embody Yotto, whose authentic productions discover their manner into everybody’s favourite DJ’s units, and 16 Bit Lolitas. These Amsterdam locals are certain to make for a an enormous hometown present.

Thuishaven Friday w/ Life and Death

Axel Boman / DJ Tennis / Gommage / Gerd Janson / Henrik Schwarz / Job Jobse / Leon Vynehall / Red Axes and lots of extra

15:00 – 06:00 / Thuishaven

The weekend is lastly right here! Head over to Thuishaven for an unforgettable night in and extremely distinctive house. With a number of levels nestled between bars in a vastly industrial scene (assume scrapyards and deserted oil tankers), Life and Death’s ADE showcase awaits. The Italian label introduced out all of the stops, with enormous names littered all through this lineup. Between Henrik Schwartz, Axel Boman, and DJ Tennis, there’s a sound for all kinds and a DJ pushing that sound to its furthest limits.

Audio Obscura x Stephan Bodzin at Scheepvaartmuseum

Luna Semara / Nicolas Masseyeff / Patrice Baumel / Stephan Bodzin

20:00 – 03:00 / Scheepvaartmuseum

This one’s positively one thing particular. First, the promoter, Audio Obscura, which is understood for its legendary occasions in obscure and surprising settings. Next, the fascinating structure of the well-known National Maritime Museum in central Amsterdam. Finally, 4 hours of the unimaginable abilities of Stephan Bodzin, the live-techno genius. Combine these three parts for one among ADE’s most unusual occasions this 12 months. For these in search of someplace to bodily keep put whereas happening a musical journey — look no additional.

Awakenings x Maceo Plex Presents Mosaic

Architectural / Job Jobse / Floating Points / Ben UFO / Maceo Plex / Helena Hauff

22:00 – 08:00 / Gashouder

It could be not possible to have an ADE checklist with out mentioning an occasion at Gashouder. This techno Mecca incorporates a huge dancefloor, booming sounds, unimaginable manufacturing, and even indoor screaming fireworks. With so many occasions at this pinnacle house, it may be arduous to decide on only one, however Maceo Plex’s Mosaic occasion is assured to be one to recollect. Backstopped by the good minds behind Awakenings, Mosaic’s lineup is vastly various. While mainstays like Maceo Plex and Floating factors are apparent must-sees, don’t sleep on Helena Hauff, one of many princesses of acid and electro. That German sound is certain to get attendees leaping.

Berlin: Watergate x Club Feierei

Adana Twins / Jan Blomqvist / Anja Schneider & La Fleur / Seth Schwarz / Jan Oberlaender / Kiasmos and lots of extra

22:00 – 07:00 / WesterUnie

Speaking of Germany, well-known Berlin membership, Watergate, is internet hosting what appears to be an unmissable night time. The lineup is filled with common German membership residents and extra stars from throughout Europe. Ears will perk on the thought of an Anja Schneider B2B La Fleur set, which is certain to be completely epic. Two feminine label bosses and boundary-pushers collectively on the identical stage. German and Swedish sounds will collide. What extra might you ask for?

DGTL x Paradise

Jamie Jones / Dubfire [live] / Derrick May / Maya Jane Coles / Richy Ahmed / Darius Syrossian / Luuk van Dijk and extra

22:00 – 07:00 / Scheepsbouwloods

Scheepsbouwloods is described by Resident Advisor because the “ultimate rave location on the NDSM-wharf.” What higher option to hit the “final rave location” than with the last word rave? DGTL, Amsterdam-based leading edge dance music occasion producers, carry Jamie Jones‘ Paradise occasion to this epic location. And after all, following Jones comes an insane lineup of techno, tech home, and home heavyweights. It doesn’t solely function label boss and tech-house party-vibes legend Jones. It doesn’t solely function Derrick May, one of many Detroit-based pioneers of techno and members of legendary trio, Belleville Three. It doesn’t solely function a uncommon dwell Dubfire set, that includes all authentic manufacturing. This lineup options all three of them plus Maya Jane Coles, Richy Ahmed, and numerous others. 


Tale Of Us / Solomun / Dixon / Recondite / Mind Against / Adriatique / Mathew Jonson / Kobosil / Shifted / and extra

14:00 – 14:00 / Warehouse Elementenstraat

For these seeking to keep away from party-hopping and searching for a real, almost countless, immersive expertise, look no additional than the Afterlife occasion on Saturday night time. Curated by masters Tale of Us, the lineup a deep mixture of extremely various minimal and masterful artists. Not solely are Tale of Us, Ardiatique, and Mind Against hitting the decks, however there’s an enormous number of dwell units within the combine. Mathew Jonson, Recondite, and Agents of Time are all popping out to spherical out the unimaginable mixture of DJs with their dwell units. Additionally, a particular Solomun B2B Dixon set is certain to function a full dance flooring surging to dimension bending sounds.

elrow goes to ADE


23:00 – 06:00 / De Kromhouthal

An elrow occasion is to not be missed. The legendary Barcelona day membership that has taken their occasion worldwide. Known for its unimaginable tech-house and dance occasion sounds, elrow is has made a reputation for itself with the sheer spectacle of all of it. No lineup introduced but? No drawback. Attendees can anticipate every thing from confetti blasts to themed dancers within the crowd on stilts to lots of of inflatable pool toys to throw at associates — and, after all, the dancing rooster. Aside from the spectacle of it, the music at elrow is assured to fulfill excessive requirements. The theme for this occasion is Chinese “ROW” 12 months, and time will inform precisely what that entails.

Photo credit score: Max Kneefel