Amsterdam Dance Event

Martin Garrix performing at the 2019 Amsterdam Dance Event. Oct. 19, 2019
Oct 22 '19 14:40

Next year’s Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from October 21-25, 2020, organizers revealed on Tuesday. A special 25th anniversary program is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, with festival and conference access passes available from December 2.

The 24th edition of ADE wrapped up this week, bringing in over 400,000 attendees, similar to last year’s record figures. Event organizers said they visitors arrived from 146 different nations, good for an ADE record.

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Oct 21 '19 10:20

A group of pickpockets or muggers set off multiple cans of pepper spray at the Martin Garrix performance in the Amsterdam Dance Event during the early hours of Saturday morning. They used the burning eyes and trouble breathing as a distraction to rob party goers of their possessions, the Amsterdam police said in a statement. The police call on victims to come forward.

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Oct 17 '19 16:00

The city of Amsterdam will not tolerate drugs at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), currently happening int he city. "We have a zero tolerance policy in clubs and during events", the city said in a statement, Het Parool reports.

ADE attendees are not allowed to take any drugs into events. Drugs found will be confiscated, and the person carrying them will not be allowed to attend the event.

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Oct 8 '19 17:50

Longtime Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren will launch a special edition escape room during Amsterdam Dance Event later this month. Van Buuren teamed up with top-rated escape room firm Sherlocked Mystery Experiences to provide teams with an 80-minute long session at 159 euros per team.

Game players will have to work together to figure out secrets to the Armada Music founder’s success. The escape room, dubbed “Balance”, is also a promotion for Van Buuren’s upcoming album of the same name.

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Oct 22 '18 16:10

Pepper spray was released at four Amsterdam Dance Event parties over the weekend. Multiple attendees had to be treated for burning eyes and breathing problems, though no one had to go to hospital. Despite these incidents, the city of Amsterdam speaks of a "calm" 23rd edition of the dance festival.

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Jan 10 '18 14:00

After another record year in 2017, the Amsterdam Dance Event has announced its dates for 2018, saying that the showcase will focus on South Korea. The 23rd edition of ADE takes place from October 17th to the 21st throughout the Dutch capital city.

Last year, about 395,000 visitors enjoyed the 22nd edition. This year the organizers are expecting a few thousand more, to bring attendance up over 400,000 including local Netherlands residence and international music fans. 

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Oct 17 '17 10:40

The city of Amsterdam launched a drug safety campaign aimed at visitors to the Amsterdam Dance Event, taking place from Wednesday to Sunday. The campaign is aimed at encouraging all ADE attendees, particularly tourists, to seek medical help if they feel unwell after taking drugs, the city announced in a press release.

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Oct 21 '16 17:15

A number of Amsterdam organizations decided to actively spread the message that “diversity makes us human”. The organizations call on everyone to discuss the message at work, school, church and anywhere else they are with other people. The message can also be spread on social media using the hashtag #020diversity, the Telegraaf reports.

Ecstasy pill that contains a fatal dose of PMMA (Photo: NFI/Trimbos Institute)
Oct 21 '16 14:38

The Trimbos institute issued a "red alert" warning on Thursday for dangerous ecstasy pills that contain a fatal dose of PMMA. The institute found numerous of these red pills with a Superman logo on both sides.

Ecstasy pills often contains PMMA, but this is an "extremely high dose", a spokesperson for Trimbos said to RTL Nieuws. This high dose triggered the institute to issue the national warning. Trimbos expects to know more about the pills during the course of Friday, but issued the warning immediately due to the Amsterdam Dance Event that started on Wednesday.

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Oct 20 '16 12:40

The Amsterdam Dance Event - the biggest dance festival in the world - kicked off in the Dutch capital on Wednesday. This year the event expects 375 thousand visitors at its hundreds of parties, breaking a world record

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Oct 20 '16 12:05

Martin Garrix was named the best DJ in the world by DJ Mag Top 100 during the opening of the Amsterdam Dance Event on Wednesday. DJ Tiesto handed him the prize. The 20-year-old Dutch man is the youngest DJ ever to be awarded this title

Oct 11 '16 16:50

The Amsterdam Dance Event will include a very special performance this year. Amsterdam DJ Meceo Plex will play one show, for free, in the bicycle tunnel under the Rijksmuseum

Sep 29 '16 16:30

Amsterdam is postponing closing Vijzelstraat to car traffic until after the Amsterdam Dance Event. The new traffic arrangement around Muntplein was to be implemented in October, but the city decided to push it back because of the expected crowds coming for ADE

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Jul 18 '16 09:31

Last year the number of events and festivals in Noord-Holland increased by 10 percent, compared to 2014. While the number of such events in Amsterdam decreased by one, according to the annual Festival Monitor. This is because many Amsterdam festivals moved to surrounding municipalities in the province

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Jun 29 '16 15:10

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will be performing two shows at the RAI Amsterdam for the Amsterdam Dance Event this year. First a solo performance, and the an all-ages show aimed specifically at his fans who are too young to attend his regular shows in clubs and at festivals

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Mar 18 '16 09:43

The Trimbos institute praises Amsterdam's drug policy in their newly published guideline on how local authorities can best deal with alcohol and drugs at events. Amsterdam is repeatedly cited as an example in the report.

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Oct 23 '15 17:40

Of the 176 people arrested around the Amsterdam ArenA during the Amsterdam Dance Event, prosecutors are pressing cases against 39 for drug possession. Prosecutors say 19 people paid fines on the spot, while the rest either received fines or court dates.

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Oct 19 '15 08:50

The anniversary edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event was extremely successful, with 365 thousand people attending the 1,001 events with 2,289 artists and 485 speakers.

Oct 16 '15 13:05

A non-profit interest group that aims to stand up for good contracts and copyright protection for young and upcoming DJ's was launched during the jubilee edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. The Dutch DJ Foundation was founded by the parents of prominent DJ's such as Martin Garrix and Hardwell.

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Oct 12 '15 12:14

The Amsterdam VVD is critical of the capital city's lenient ecstasy policy during the Amsterdam Dance Event. During this event party goers will only be punished if they are in the possession of more than five pills, instead of the one pill maximum applicable in the rest of the Netherlands.

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Oct 7 '15 09:43

As the kickoff for the 20th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event approaches, the City of Amsterdam is asking party-goers to pay particularly close attention to the safe use of narcotics, and the laws regarding drug use in the Netherlands. The information is being distributed in five different languages, and just days after an alert was issued for ecstasy tabs with the ADE logo that carry a dangerously high amount of the substance MDMA.

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Oct 2 '15 19:13

People in the Netherlands were warned against dangerous ecstasy tablets that have extremely high levels of MDMA in them. The Drug Information and Monitoring System (DIMS) is repeatedly finding the bad drugs across the Netherlands, prompting the Trimbos Institute to issue the nationwide warning.

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Jan 13 '15 17:06

The 20th anniversary edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event will be held in 2015. The festival, billed as the “biggest club festival in the world” for electronic music, expects to draw 365,000 visitors, the organization said Tuesday.

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Oct 23 '14 11:31

Autopsies were done on the two men who died while attending one of the parties of the Amsterdam Dance Event.

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