Cloudy skies, colder days and stormy nights, October is here and summer is over. In Amsterdam you don’t hide under the covers. The biggest names in the dance and techno scene will cheer you up and make you dance during ADE 2021.
Even though ADE 2021 only hosts daytime events due to Covid regulations this year, we’re happy to say the Amsterdam Dance Event is happening. Don’t wait around until the good parties are all sold out. These are some hot events that might warm you up in the colder days of October.
DUTCH DANCE QUIZ– 15th October 2021
On Friday October 15, Dutch Dance Quiz returns with a brand new live show: Dutch Dance Quiz: Live On Stage. The International Theater in Amsterdam will be transformed into a wonderful festival museum.During this fun and eccentric show you are invited to go on a trip down memory lane with more than 30 years of Dutch dance history. dutchdancequiz.nl
International Theater | | 21:00 – 00:00 | €19 |
PAUL KALKBRENNER – 16th October 2021
Start your ADE adventure with the king of techno, Paul Kalkbrenner. Of course the roots of this man lie in the German city Berlin. One of his biggest singles is ‘Sky and Sand’. He will bring you the live act you need to kick-start your ADE nights in Amsterdam. Accompanying the Episode One concerts will be a unique series of screenings of ‘Berlin Calling’, the iconic movie set in Berlin’s club scene in which Paul starred as the lead character Ickarus, and for which he wrote the Platinum-selling soundtrack.
AFAS LIVE | Johan Cruijff Boulevard 590 | 20:00 – 23:00 | Prices around €40,-
HIP HOP BRUNCH @ CUT TROATH – 16th October 2021
This unique barbershop offers their famous brunch with unlimited wine, beer & Prosecco for just €39! While you eat, you can enjoy Hip Hop tunes with some of the best dj’s in Amsterdam! To reserve your place book online at cutthroatbarber.nl or feel free to come by on a first come first served basis and (please don’t forget your corona qr code for sitting inside)!
Beursplein 5 | 12.00 – 18.00 | €39,- for food & drinks
INTO LIGHT – 16th & 17th October 2021
Philips TV & Sound joins forces with Audio Obscura and opens a musical experience called ‘Into Light’ during Amsterdam Dance Event. During the experience, visitors can focus on enjoying a specially composed piece of music produced by the DJ and producer Patrice Bäumel for 20 minutes. The deep-listening experience is a free event, but prior registration is required.
Bimhuis | Piet Heinkade 3 | 12:00 – 17:00 | Price: Free!
AWAKENINGS X REINIER ZONNEVELD – 15th October 2021
If you dance the night away, you’re tough enough face the morning after. This event takes place during the day and will give you the change to dance nonstop. Awakenings is the collective noun of techno events organise since 1997. At ADE you’ll find several Awakenings events but highly anticipated is Reinier Zonneveld until midnight.
Ziggodome | Arena Boulevard 61 – 71 | 14:00 – 23:59| Prices around €60,- and available on ticketswap
AUDIO OBSCURA 15th – 17th October 2021
Audio Obscura is ready to celebrate the reopening of the dance floors and will announce three day events during Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 on October 15, 16 (there are still tickets for this one!) and 17th. The Audio Obscura team has chosen a brand new location for ADE: the impressive RAW Factory. Audio Obscura has been committed to putting the most prominent house and techno artists in the spotlight for years and this year again reveals a well-stocked line up with the most sought-after names from the scene: Palms Trax, Adriatique, Stephan Bodzin (live ), Chris Liebing, and other leading artists feature on the lineup.
RAW factory |Joan Muyskenweg 39 | Price €64,-
KRIS KROSS @ CHINCHIN 16th October 2021
These guys can’t wait to get on stage again and when they do, it’s always a party. This ADE they are going to break it down at the amazing ChinChin Club where you can eat, drink and dance at the same time.
ChinChin Club | Rozengracht 133 | €18,- (check ticketswap for possible tickets)
AMAZE X VUNZIGE DEUNTJES – 14 – 16th October 2021
This special location is likely to organise an event at ADE 2021. Is you haven’t heard of AMAZE, check it out. The only thing you need to bring are some good vibes, otherwise you’ll not be welcome here. Not an official ADE party but one that is happening during the dance event so worth mentioning. Enjoy some tunes, score a cocktail at the bar and experience AMAZE at a reduced fee.
AMAZE | Elementenstraat 25 | 17:00 – 23:30 |
CRANE SESSIONS – 13 – 17th October 2021
This club is rather special! Crane Hotel Faralda is one of the secret spots in Amsterdam. The Crane is a 50 meters high monumental building. Two panorama elevators provide access right into the 3 design suites, the studio and the spa pool on top deck. We’ve actually stayed here before which was awesome! Crane Hotel Faralda is located on the banks of the river IJ and directly opposite the centre of Amsterdam. The view from each space is phenomenal! They hosts 5 different parties during ADE.
Crane Hotel | NDSM | 18:00 – 23:59 | Price: €19,- |
Besides the above parties, ADE 2021 also hosts Art & Culture events such as expo’s, talks and experiences. See the full program here.
Have fun during ADE 2021 and tell us where you are going!