The Amsterdam Dance Event (or ADE) is the world's largest dance event. It is held every year, in a weekend in October.
The ADE conference is a networking event for the electronic dance industry, which has become an important export product of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam Dance Event began in 1995, in 3 clubs, and has expanded to a huge event with hundreds of artists in almost a 100 clubs in Amsterdam. The event now attracts 300,000 to 400,000 visitors every year and has become one of the largest annual events in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Dance Event (photo Johan Vivie)
Amsterdam Dance Event (photo Willeke Machiels)