Amsterdam Dance Event 2017

The main event of the year for the Electronic Dance Music community is back once again. Amsterdam is currently partying to the sounds of electro house, techno, trap, house, trance, big-room and many other subgenres that EDM has to offer.

Unlike other dance music events such as Miami Music Week or Ibiza season in the summer, Amsterdam Music Week not only becomes the spotlight for clubbing events and festivals, but it’s also a place where workshops, multi-genre showcases and networking events are held – and all are relevant to EDM.

The music festival side of ADE takes place in 115 clubs and venues where 450 events and 2,220 EDM Djs/producers are featured over the span of five days. ADE gathers and unites about 350,000 people from all over the world and creates an enormous electronic music community in the Dutch capital.

Many big EDM labels such as Armada Music, Revealed Recordings, Spinnin’ Records and OWSLA, along with local Dutch radio stations, are some of the main contributors for the club events, which lead up to the main event of the weekend: Amsterdam Music Festival 2017.

Amsterdam Music Festival, also known as AMF, will be hosting the reveal of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs for the fifth consecutive year. Within the show, awards such as Top House DJ, Top Trance DJ and the world’s No. 1 DJ for 2017 will be revealed in front 35,000 people in the Amsterdam Arena.

Past DJs who have had the honor to be ranked No. 1 DJ of the World include Martin Garrix in 2016 (youngest ever to do so at the age of 20), the Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike in 2015, Hardwell in 2014 and 2013, and Armin van Buuren in 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 for a grand total of five wins (the most any DJ/producer has ever won).

The lineup for the awards show includes artists such as David Guetta, Marshmello, Yellow Claw and a very special back-to-back set by Dutch natives Hardwell and Armin van Buuren as Two Is One.    

Amsterdam without a doubt knows how to create a party like no other.



Gustavo Cristobal

Journalism Major at SDSU.