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Amsterdam Dance Event

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ADE is one of the larger festival giants, but you may never have heard of it if you are not an electronic music fan. For five days and every year in October, the entire dance music industry descends to the music stages, conference rooms, bars and streets of Amsterdam and brings along showcases, panels, tech demonstrations and festivals. The Amsterdam Music Festival is a great excuse to visit Amsterdam. This beautiful city combined with the best of electronic music is a great combo and worth adding to your bucket list.


What's the weather like?

In October it can be windy, rainy and pretty chilly. In 2018 and 2019 it was still pretty warm and sunny, but this was exceptional and might be due to climate change. Most Amsterdam dance events take place in cold and grey weather. So the perfect weather to be inside a club or in bed with a hangover without feeling guilty. Click here for more detailed average weather information for October in Amsterdam.

Where to stay?

If you would like to stay in Amsterdam during the Dance event we recommend to stay at the Westerpark so you are close to all the action. At the Westerpark many events take place (like Awakenings) and you are also close to the city center. We definitely recommend the eco friendly Conscious hotel at the Westerpark. This hotel is beautiful and the location is great right in the middle of the park.

The building is absolutely gorgeous and it has a delicious restaurant. When we stayed there the room was immaculate and we would definitely come back.

This article was last updated on December 15, 2020.