October 14, 2013
We’re all gearing up for ADE here at ticketscript, and although the majority of us have been before, there are quite a few this year who are going for the first time. As the newbies don’t want to miss out on anything, we asked our resident ADE experts for some tips on how to make the most out of their first ADE experience.
So how do you plan for ADE? Whether you’re attending for business and/or pleasure, make sure you have a rough idea of what you’re doing. Follow ADE on Facebook and Twitter (or download their app) to get the latest updates, scoops and info on pop-up parties. Better yet, follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and happenings at ADE.
If you’re attending ADE on business, Robert, our Benelux Marketing Manager, recommends you plan your meetings before 2pm when it’s nice and quiet at Felix Meritis and the Dylan Hotel and you can find a decent spot to set up. Make sure you check out which panels you want to attend in advance so you can plan your schedule and how you get there.
When it comes to the Festival part of ADE, Robert suggests you decide which events you want to go to in advance , and with the 5-day conference pass, you can get into any event but make sure you get to the popular events early as possible since they reach capacity fast.
Ruben, our Chief Technical Officer, recommends not to go full-out on the first couple of days as the weekend is yet to come, and be sure to take Monday off – very good suggestion if you’re planning on staying the entire week. Plus, rent a bike to get around the city.
While visiting Amsterdam, Ruben suggests you chill in the Vondelpark, go to the Rijksmuseum, which has just been completely renovated, or pop into the Outland Record Store. If you want a more ‘authentic’ vibe, wander the streets of the Jordaan district which boasts great markets, restaurants and shopping.
Most importantly at ADE, make sure you check out the city’s most famous venues: Studio 80, Trouw (Amsterdam’s best club according to Ruben), Gashouder (where Awakenings host their parties and should not be missed according to Robert), Melkweg, Paradiso, Club Air and Escape.