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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) took over the Dutch capital for five days between Wednesday 19th and Sunday 23rd October, for one of the biggest weekends of electronic music on the annual calendar.

Over 2,200 artists played more than 450 events across 120 of the best clubs, bars and venues in the city, as a relentless barrage of the world’s best parties all took place en masse.

One thing that came clear through the five days of raves is that, in terms of a quality to volume ratio, nobody does nightclubs quite like Amsterdam.

The opening of Shelter and Claire, alongside venues like Mediahaven, Warehouse Elementenstraat, Gashouder, De School, Amsterdam Studios and Radion, to name very few, present an array of spaces in one city arguably unchallenged anywhere in the world.

From Ricardo Villalobos at Hyte, DVS1 at Breakfast Club, Davide Squillace b2b Matthias Tanzmann at Circoloco, Molly at Claire and so many more, DJ Mag staff were on hand to sample the best of the events. You can listen to 41 massive tracks from them in the playlist below.

(Photo: Pablos Bustos Photography)

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.