Get to NDSM wharf for an Easter Dance Festival

Get to NDSM wharf for an Easter Dance Festival

2017 Dance Festival information coming soon !

When you’re in Amsterdam during any kind of public holiday, you can be assured that there will be a dance event of some shape or size. The party scene in this town is so vibrant that every public holiday is a good excuse for organising an out of proportion dance party.

Easter is no exception to this rule. Having just re-energised after the Amsterdam Dance Event, the DGTL Festival lures another 80 top notch DJs to town. They will spin their records in the trendy NDSM wharf on the IJ river, a former industrial docklands establishment just a stone’s throw away from MTV’s new European headquarters.

So if you’re in town during the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April (the Easter weekend), you will be able to attend this event where some of the best underground electronica in the world today is pumped out. No less than six stages both indoors and outdoors show off the skills of both established and new DJs, interspersed with live acts. Described by one reviewer as ‘an artistic flourish that connects modern innovation to industrial nostalgia’, the event can boast performers including people like John Talabot, Gui Boratto, Floating Points and Oliver Koletzki.

Even though most of the dancing takes place indoors, the open-air aspects of this event are far from negligible and will no doubt recreate that magic summer festival feel if the weather holds up.

On a practical note, be advised that there won’t be any ATMs at the wharf. On the event website, the organisers do however confirm you can pay for tickets and buy food tokens using plastic. And yes, there are lockers. However, you will need to leave most of your luggage in your Amsterdam Apartment accommodation as these pigeon holes are tiny and will likely not store most suitcases.

Disabled guests can attend without being hampered by obstacles as ‘the whole festival will be wheelchair accessible’. And for people with food allergies; a whole range of healthy foods is available including gluten-free stuff. What’s more, all foods served at this festival will be derived from biologically produced crops. This is going to be a fantastic festival, Amsterdam style!

For more information, including expert advice on how to get there, look at the event’s website.