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Free parties during ADE 2023

ADE welcomes some of the world’s biggest DJs to Amsterdam, and that is often reflected in the ticket prices. But luckily for people with a slightly smaller wallet, there are amazing parties that don’t have an entrance fee. We’ve selected the best five such parties for you.

ADE Hangover

There's no better way to see five days of ADE partying out with a bang than hopping around the sprawling grounds of the entirely free ADE Hangover festival. Enjoy food trucks, craft beers, spectacular art installations, a vintage and vinyl market, cosy hot tubs and campfires and, best of all, loads of live music and DJs to burn up the dancefloor one last time.

ADE Hangover | Sunday, 22 October | NDSM-Wharf

Afrocentric Records Opening Party

JD William's whisky bar interior
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7 years ago, Cory Centric started Afrocentric Records to bring more attention to house music from the African continent. This time, they will kick off the first day of ADE with an evening in the JD Williams Whiskey Bar, featuring the label's biggest talents, including the European debut of Sky White.

Afrocentric Records Opening Party | Wednesday, 18 October | JD Williams Whiskey Bar

Baut Live! With The Ones That Got Away, My Friends!

BAUT restaurant exterior and terrace
Image from BAUT

Throughout ADE Week you can buy unique museum-worthy prints in Baut Oost by photographer Rutger Geerling, who has been taking photos of the largest dance festivals and artists for more than 25 years. Geerling and Baut are organizing a party on Friday where you can dance to the music of electronic live act The Ones Who Got Away, DJ WANNABEASTAR and DJ MASON.

Baut Live! | Friday, 20 October | Baut Oost

Inch by Inch - Wake Up Breakfast

Throughout ADE, partygoers can shake off last night’s exploits with a rousing party at Inch by Inch Wake Up Breakfast. Several DJs will take office in the Vrij Paleis to wake you up with excellent live music, guaranteed to set you up for the rest of the days. Are there any better ways to start the day?

Inch by Inch - Wake Up Breakfast | Wednesday, 18 - Sunday, 22 October | Vrij Paleis

XCM Records 25 years

XCM Records are celebrating their 25 years in a big way at ADE this year! The DJs will not play their own set during the big anniversary party, but will play based on DJ Roulette. This means that the audience determines who plays the next song, so the DJs cannot prepare. Get ready for high-quality musical chaos!

XCM Records 25 years | Thursday, 19 October | NDSM Theatre

Kaligo Records Showcase

One of the largest Brazilian techno labels is organizing a showcase during ADE for the second time. The label's greatest talents will perform in the 50:HERTZ House & Techno Café. The label represents 2 opposing forces that are as complementary to each other as light is to darkness. There is plenty of room during the showcase for these forces to come together.

Kaligo Records Showcase | Sunday, 22 October | 50:HERTZ House & Techno Café