With hundreds of performances and conferences packed into 5 days, the ADE is the dream destination for every electronic music fan and artist.
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a five-day electronic music conference and festival held annually in mid-October. The event is organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation and offers a full program of daytime conferences like the ADE Pro, ADE Tech, HDE, ADE University, ADE Next, ADE Beamlab and ADE Green, alongside the nighttime ADE Festival which features approximately 450 events and 2,200 artists over five days in 115 clubs and venues. The shows attract over 350,000 people from all over the world to the city, making Amsterdam one of the busiest clubbing cities in the world. This year the festival will be held from October 19 to 23.
1. Decide whether you want to attend only gigs or the conference too and buy tickets accordingly.
While some gigs cost about €30, others can cost upto €50 or €60 with additional fees. Since each event is ticketed separately, it is upto you to choose which gigs you wish to attend on which dates. You can set aside about €200 or INR 15,000/- for 4–5 gigs. While not all tickets are on sale yet, you can pre-register HERE so you can buy them as soon as they’re available. ADE is also known for its amazingly informational conferences. So, if you’re also interested in that then you can consider buying a 5 day pass for €390 (Prices go up after July 1) which is about INR 30,000/- and gives you access to both the conferences and the many club events.
2. Book your flights now for the best prices.
A round trip flight from Mumbai to Amsterdam should cost you about INR 35,000/-. From there you can get local transport to your destination quite easily.
3. Hotels will be in huge demand so you should book your stay right away.
The earlier you book, the more options you will have. If you book right now you can get hotel rooms in Amsterdam costing as little as INR 5000/- for two people per night.
4. Plan your F&B spending so you stay within your budget.
While we don’t know the exact prices off food at the several venues, you should keep about INR 25,000/- for all your F&B purchases over 5 days. Since the gigs are at clubs, you can also try to sneak out for a bite so you can save a bit.
5. While you’re in Amsterdam try to check out the local tourist attractions.
Amsterdam is full of architectural beauty, museums, landscapes and captivating sunsets. Set aside some time and money according to the places you want to visit like the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House or the Vondelpark.
6. Final Round Up.
A 5 day trip to the Amsterdam Dance Event will cost you about INR 15,000/- (Various Gigs Only) or INR 30,000/- (5 Day Conference + Festival Pass) + INR 35,000/- (Round Trip Flight Via Mumbai To Amsterdam) + INR 12,500/- (5 Night Hotel Stay Per Person) + INR 25,000/- (5 Day F&B) = INR 87,500/- (Festival) or 1,02,500 (Conference + Festival).
Be sure to factor in other costs such as visa, miscellaneous expenses, sightseeing, local transport etc. before you go.
The Sherp wishes you a happy and safe journey!