Treasure Hunt: Not your ordinary ADE

Treasure Hunt: Not your ordinary ADE

Oct 18, 2017 |  by  |  Event, Music
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I'm Marlies from Schatzoekers Amsterdam - always looking for new adventures and (hidden) treasures while hopping through Amsterdam like it’s my own personal playground! I like to be surprised by experiences and things that are innovative and original.

Treasure Hunt is a collaboration between and Schatzoekers Amsterdam. We’ll tell you all about an event or hotspot you absolutely can not miss this month! More Treasure Hunt here.

October is always a bit bittersweet for me. I absolutely love the summer for its late night adventures, daytime festivals and just hanging around in one of the many parks. But I also love a good glas of red wine, meeting up with friends in bars again and of course ADE!

With over 2000 DJs performing at 300 events in 120 clubs and other locations, ADE has grown to be the world’s largest festival for electronic music with around 360.000 visitors each year. So yes, it gets crowded here and yes, some events are pricy and sold out fast (thank God for TicketSwap), but let’s not forget that this magical event takes place in our little city! I know there are many lists with parties you can not miss, but few people know ADE is more than just parties; there’s a lot happening!

Richie Hawtin #POPUP Official ADE Opening

Amsterdam has been buzzing for a while now about a free pop-up concert. And the rumors were all true! The one and only Richie Hawtin is performing on the Nieuwmarkt today from 18:00 till 22:00. If this isn’t a good start to an even better week I don’t what is…

Urban Art NOW presents: ADE Street Art Tours

No plans for the afternoon yet? In a few hours you can discover Amsterdam’s most artistic artwork in public areas, museums and galleries during an extensive two-hour walk. The tour starts at the Art’otel across Central Station, and make sure you’re well on time!


2ManyDJs + Tiga

Because, well, Tiga and 2ManyDJs a.k.a. Soulwax… Need I say more?! Of course it’s been long sold out but let’s just say that persistence pays off at TicketSwap. THis one’s on tonight at 21:00 in Paradiso Noord.

MADE.COM presents: You Plant Band – Music installation

Making beats by touching plants, how that works I truly wouldn’t know, but it sounds amazing! Be there Thursday from 10:00 till 18:00 at Rokin 75 and you will find out for yourself.

Deep House Yoga

I have no clue how this will work or look like, but I’m intrigued. Theater Amsterdam is the stage on Friday from 09:00 till 22:00, more info here.

ADE Berlin Special: Watergate x Katermukke

It’s basically a Pleinvrees family reunion, and man, wouldn’t this be a fun family to be part of?! WesterUnie welcomes you on Friday from 22:00-07:00, check out the event for details.

China Pavilion

Chinese dance music is big this year during ADE! During China Pavilion in VondelCS you can visit China without crossing the border and find out everything about dance music in China. Don’t want to sit still? Dance your socks off in the silent disco or throw a batch of virtual bami in the Chinese Virtual Reality Experience.

During the evening program (19:00-04:00), the roof at goes off! Expect a surprising mix of Chinese and Dutch DJs. Special attention goes out to Chinese headlines BassGuo, 3ASIC, BHQP and Dutchies Cesqeaux, The Galaxy (Arjen Lubach & Sacha Harland) and Miss Melera.

However, the cherry on top is The Great Wall Competition! You can win a trip to China as a DJ and you can get the chance to perform during YinYang Festival on the Chinese Wall. All you have to do is send an email to, tell him why you should win and drop your Mixcloud link. The best DJs will decide who wins during China Pavilion in a silent disco battle.

And remember: party safe and get Monday off, because it’s going to be one hell of a hangover!

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