What better way to know a city than through music? Each October, Amsterdam fully embraces electronic music in a city wide hoot called the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Electronica’s biggest festival reins in the global support of performers and enthusiasts during five days, presenting new and integral vibes. Align an early autumn visit to see the Dutch capital in unified artistic jubilation!
Taking place in the world's capital of marijuana smoking in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, this highly acclaimed festival and competition offers you a chance to test some of the best weed cultures offered on sale in the Netherlands and beyond. The event transcends a simple "getting high" experience by offering a mixture of live musical events, spiritual sessions, as well as a trip to Amsterdam's most authentic coffee shops before you head back to your short stay apartment in the city.
Occupying a perfect position upon Amsterdam’s much-loved Museumplein, the Concertgebouw is regarded as one of the world’s most exclusive concert halls. Boasting exceptional acoustics and the home to the fabulous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this spectacular building welcomes visitors from across the globe.
Located inside the mystical walls of a majestic 18th century old church building just off the famous Leidse Square, the Paradiso Club provides you with the ultimate music experience for a lovely evening adventure in central Amsterdam. The venue is hosting some of the biggest names in club music, as well bringing in indie and local artists while providing a diverse events genre for everyone's taste. Do not forget to check out the cultural activities that take place each week ranging from theatre performances to poetry or film productions.
This former newspaper office turned into a cultural highlight of Amsterdam is an absolute must visit during your stay in the Dutch Capital. The grand building used to serve as a publishing factory for one of the most leading newspapers in the Netherlands. This fact will strike you as obvious when entering Trouw; in the basement you still find some old newspaper presses left behind and the industrial atmosphere of the building is exquisitely combined with stylish decoration.
If you fancy a taste of the real new modern Amsterdam displaying a beautiful new style of architecture combined with the sensation of being in a futuristic micro-city within an old city, then you should certainly visit the Amsterdam Arena. Here you will have the chance to do a whole range of fun activities, from watching the Dutch national team or Ajax Amsterdam play football in a stunning stadium, to listen to some great live gigs in the nearby Heineken Music Hall or to simply go to a grandiose mall for shopping or film watching.