Amsterdam Dance Event

12 free parties during Amsterdam Dance Event 2022

Intimate parties, in-store dancing, Q&A, live sessions and more. Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 offers a huge list of free events and parties to choose from

Do you get teary-eyed when you see the ADE ticket prices? Do you intend to refresh like a foolish Ticketswap? Or are you simply extremely poor? Don’t worry; there are lots of enjoyable events that are completely free during the Amsterdam Dance Event 2022. Here are our top twelve suggestions for free and inexpensive parties. Alternatively, pick a party from our comprehensive list of all the best events happening during Amsterdam Dance Event 2022.

1. DOGMA X Nous´Klaer

Where: Borisov
When: Saturday 15:00 – 6:00
Who: tba, in any case artists & favorites of Nous’Klaer

Also this year, the Borisov-based label Nous’Klaer, which is inspired by Rotterdam and is home to artists like Oceanic, Eversines, and Tammo Hesselink, returns. By giving them their own platform between the trees in Tilburg, they had already hoisted the merry-go-round on the shield. They return to 020 during ADE with their beautiful house music.

2. ADE Hangover

Where: NDSM-werf
When: Sunday 12.00 – 23.00 Who: Philou Louzolo, Weval (dj set), Jennifer Loveless, DJ Boring, Intercity 106 (live) and more

Willy-nilly you will just close your ADE at the NDSM port on Sunday. To purchase clothing in the markets, eat well at the food vendors, or simply dance hard to a very sick line-up.

3. Vinylism

Where: Radio Radio
When: Thursday 17:00 – 22:00
Who: Ellen Allien b2b Dr. Rubinstein, Freddy K, François X b2b urtrax, Shaleen and Dollkraut

So, techno festival legend Ellen Allien takes over the tiny early evening club Radio Radio with a whole bunch of fancy names. She goes shoulder to shoulder with Dr. Rubinstein, and ao Freddy K and Dollkraut are also present.

4. Rush Hour instores

Where: Rush Hour Store
When: Wednesday to Saturday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Who: Louie Vega, Kerri Chandler, and more TBA

Okay, this is cool! Louie Vega is hitting the Rush Hour Store on Friday, bringing with him unreleased tracks that are only available at that time, exclusively. And on Wednesday Kerri Chandler comes by for a set around his record Spaces and Places. Important: for the Rush Hour in stores you have to register in advance and that is only possible physically in the store. So there is no better time to stock up on some black gold.

5. Future Intel @ The School

Where: De School
When: Wednesday 18:30 – 00:00
Who: Torus, Loradeniz, Guenter Råler and Waterballet

Online radio station Future Intel gets the garden at its disposal with a couple of live shows such as the deconstructed club music of Guenter Råler and a set by abstract trance fan Torus.

6. Bordello A Parigi X ADE

Where: Bordello A Parigi and Bordello Aperitivo
When: Wednesday to Sunday, different times
Who: anything and everything

This year too, label/record store Bordello A Parigi will provide daily DJ sets. Not in the shop, but in a cozy bar on the Zeedijk. Something different every day. On Wednesdays, managers and people from the industry come to play, so that they can also experience it from the other (heavier) side. And on Sunday, the pacemakers of Disco Total will come by to close ADE in a swinging way. Check this page for a complete overview.

7. Filling Pieces x KNTXT Live Sessions

Where: Filling Pieces Flagship Store
When: Thursday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Who: KNTXT / Charlotte De Witte

KNTXT, the label of techno king Charlotte De Witte, comes to the Filling Pieces store for an hour of live music every day. The announcements will be made on social media, so keep an eye on that Insta page! Just like the Rush Hour Store, Filling Pieces is located on the Spuistraat, so make a day of it.

8. Mary Go Wild instore

When: Wednesday to Sunday 14:00 – 19:00
Who: Nuno Dos Santos b2b Bas Dobbelaer, Voxnox, Dualism and more tba

During the day there is also old-fashioned partying in the basement of the record store MARY GO WILD. Some names are already known, but the largest part has yet to be announced. In any case, keep an eye on this page for that.

9. DJ Mag presents: Daniel Avery & Gabrielle Kwarting

Where: Lovelee
When: Friday 17:00 – 21:00
Who: Daniel Avery & Gabrielle Kwarting

DJ Mag is organizing another free party with a big name this year, this time at Lovelee. Daniel Avery succeeds Floating Points, Charlotte de Witte, and DJ Stingray 313 as DJ Mag cover stars. He takes New York’s Gabrielle Kwarting along as support. You can (and must!) register via this link.

10. Living Room Sessions ft. Joris Voorn & Johana Kroft

Where: De L’Europe hotel
When: Saturday 12:00 – 17:00
Who: Joris Voorn and Johana Kroft

Have you always wanted to take a look inside the super deluxe L’Europe Hotel? During ADE, Philips TV & Sound organizes an audiovisual experience in the hotel. Joris Voorn, a DJ who normally plays records at festivals like Awakenings, built together with Czech visual artist Johana Kroft. Not really a party, but a feast for the senses. And at 14:00 there will be a Q&A with the artists, for which you do have to register.

11. DVINE Sounds label showcase

Where: W Amsterdam Hotel
When: Saturday 19:00 – 2:00
Who: Sam Divine, Todd Terry, Guz, Sohmi and Edd

Lots of high-profile free parties at W Amsterdam: Armada launches a bunch of new artists, Louie Vega comes along and Saturday is Todd Terry, the man who left his mark on the New York house scene in the eighties and nineties.


Where: Our House Museum
When: Friday 15:00 – 22:00
Who: DJ Pierre, Daniel Englisch, Alex Pi and Sous Dubois (House Set)

As part of the legendary trio Phuture, DJ Pierre wrote acid house history, now he plays in the museum that celebrates that history extensively. There is also a panel with Robert Owens beforehand.


Amsterdam will become the capital of electronic music worldwide and even if the flagship events are sold out or too expensive for you, ADE 2022 offers a series of free parties and events featuring an extensive choice of artists, musical genres, and venues.

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