The Triangle of Dance

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The ‘Triangle of Dance’ is exactly what the name implies; three venues located alongside one another in Amsterdam — and they’re all about music. This ADE, ALDA welcomes you to three biggest venues of the city, with the very best artists in the world.

The World's Best DJs

The Triangle of Dance consists of AFAS Live, Ziggo Dome and Amsterdam ArenA, — three venues where many legendary performances took place. But there’s one week a year where people from all over the world travel to Amsterdam for Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), and venues all over town fill up to the brim with ravers and booty shakers. ADE is the only week a year the Triangle of Dance comes to live.
Oh and what a place it is. Not only figuratively speaking, but the literal best DJs of the world unite in the Triangle for the DJ Mag Awards. The DJ Mag Awards crown the #1, but also herald artists for their talent in a multitude of genres. From Highest Duo and Highest Trance to Highest New Entry: DJs from all over the spectrum get the chance to shine at the Award Show.

Ravers and Booty-Shakers

ADE hosts the broadest range of dance artists, from underground to world-famous. With two music venues and the country’s biggest football stadium turning into temporary clubs, The Triangle of Dance offers something to anyone’s liking as well. The title of ADE’s night of trance is claimed by A State Of Trance, which celebrates its 836th radio broadcast by filling up AFAS Live with their very first Amsterdam-based ASOT Festival ever. Trance legend (and last year’s Highest Trance artist in the DJ Mag Awards) Armin van Buuren will be just one of the show’s artists.

Trance not your thing? No problemo, amigo! SLAM! MixMarathon is equally high-energy, but with a very different feel. Mix some dancehall by the Jillionaire with future house by Oliver Heldens, go hard with Brennan Heart and go tropical with Martin Jensen: trust SLAM to mix shizz up.

Double Trouble

ADE’s Saturday is not for those who suffer from FOMO — too much is going on at once. Analysis Paralysis getting the best of you? The Triangle offers a solution. Let yourself be swept away and sway to the deep and funky tunes of Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. The two best friends are bringing tropical and tribal buds like Sam Feldt and Roger Sanchez to make sure everyone will be getting sweaty and sexy — and no, those two are definitely not mutually exclusive.

Next door, you’ll find out why it’s a good thing the Amsterdam ArenA has a retractable roof, — the AMF-beats will put the roof on fire otherwise. Conjoined with the DJ Mag Awards, AMF hosts the best of the best DJs. With DJ legends Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, the mysterious Marshmello, dance messiah David Guetta, a once-in-a-lifetime back2back performance of Armin van Buuren and Hardwell and many more, it is no wonder the tickets are selling like hotcakes.

The Triangle of Dance

So, you weren’t sure where to go during ADE? Head on over to the Triangle of Dance and you’ll be in for a treat, — whichever style of music you like. With the world’s best DJs from all genres from trance and tribal to EDM and everything in between, it’s the biggest club avenue of the city. Amsterdam, get raving or booty shaking!