The Best Electronic Music Festivals in Amsterdam in October

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Looking for a good time in Amsterdam in October? Check out our list of the best electronic music festivals happening in the city! From small underground parties to massive open-air events, there’s something for everyone!

Amsterdam Music Festival

The Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) is an annual electronic music festival held in the Dutch city of Amsterdam. The event was first held in 2013, and has been held every year since. The festival is organized by ID&T, a Dutch events company that also organizes the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium.

The Amsterdam Music Festival is held at the Amsterdam ArenA, a large stadium that is also used for football matches and other large events. The ArenA has a capacity of over 55,000 people, making it one of the largest venues in the Netherlands.

The festival features a wide range of electronic music genres, including house, techno, trance, hardstyle, and drum & bass. There are also several stages with different themes, such as the main stage, where the biggest names perform; the harder styles stage, which features harder-edged music; and the more underground-focused NL Technical stage.

Past headliners at the Amsterdam Music Festival have included Tiƫsto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, and David Guetta.

A State of Trance

A State of Trance, also known as ASOT, is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world. It is held every year in Utrecht, Netherlands. This year, it will take place from October 18-20. ASOT features a wide range of electronic music, including trance, house, techno, and more.


Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is one of the biggest and most well-known electronic music festivals in the world. Held every year in October, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the globe. With over 2000 artists performing at more than 200 venues across the city, ADE is a truly massive event. If you’re a fan of electronic music, this is definitely a festival you won’t want to miss!

Buma Beats

Buma Beats is one of the best electronic music festivals in Amsterdam, and it takes place every October. The festival showcases a variety of electronic genres, from techno and house to dubstep and drum & bass. There are also live performances from some of the biggest names in the electronic music scene. If you’re looking for a festival that will get your heart pumping, Buma Beats is definitely worth checking out.

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