There is one week in October where the dance music world heads to Amsterdam for a hell of a party. 
But next to the waves all over the city are also plenty of chances tolerant about the latest tech, to talk about pressing issues, have masterclasses, workshops and so much more. 
Once you have soaked up all that, then get stuck in for a dance at one of the best parties we have highlighted here. 
Archie Hamilton Presents: Frequency
October 21
This touring party from UK tech house titan Archie makes its debut at ADE this year. It goes down at Shelter and playing next to the main man is the one and only Rossko as well as Luuk Van Dijk, Julian Anthony and Maqossa who are all Dutch mainstays.
Pan-Pot All Night x Loveland
October 22
Pan-Pot played a famous marathon at ADE last year. It was truly legendary so it makes sense the duo are back  for another session with Loveland. They are sure to delve deep into their sound and all its many niches from heavy, peak-time club sounds to deeper grooves.
Gardens of Babylon
October 22 and 23
The Gardens of Babylon is an international event series that originated in Amsterdam in 2016. By connecting music with spirituality, they create meaningful experiences wherever they go. The beautiful community that surrounds this fast growing organisation is what signifies them the most. Playing will be the likes of Christian Löffler, Audiofly, Jan Blomqvist, YokoO, Yulia Niko,  Salomé le Chat  and many more.
Audio Obscura
October 20
Audio Obscura head back to G-Star’s headquarters aka RAW Factory for some super fresh underground sounds from  Adriatique, Âme, Anetha, Blawan b2b SPFDJ, Dax J, Ellen Allien, Hector Oaks, Mano Le Tough, and many others. Do not miss.
ADE Festival
All week
ADE do their own parties through the week and some of the best of them are at Melkweg. The famous spot hosts a week-long program, with DJs and brands such as Dave Clarke Presents, Hospitality, Monstercat Showcase, Oliver Heldens and plenty more, so is well worth a visit.