We would love to welcome you to Amsterdam Lindy Exchange 2018.

Explore this beautiful city by day and dance to the music of Bumpy Roof Band (Es/Fr) by night.


Registration & Ticket Sale

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Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of September 2018.


Registration will open on the 11th of May 2018 at 8PM CET


Ticket for main event (28th, 29th and 30th of September)  =  € 95

Supplement ticket for the Sunday afternoon dance on the boat  = € 15

We only sell tickets for separate parties, if the full pass doesn’t sell out. Keep an eye on this page for updates. We expect to be able to make an estimation on the 30st of June.



During the day we will show you Amsterdam’s hotspots and local insights. On Sunday afternoon we will have an afternoon dance on a boat. Note: to join the boat cruise, you need a supplement ticket
Update on the day program will follow asap.

"Gettin' Together" - Mezzrow - Ladnier Quintet


"They Raided The Joint" - Roy Eldridge Sextet

Bumpy Roof Band (Friday & Saturday Night)

Friday and Saturday night Spain meets France with this Barcelona / Paris swinging jazz band. Founded in 2015 by Julien Silvand (trumpet / vocals) and Juli Ayme (clarinet / vocals) they joined forces with drummer Martí Elias, trombonist Josep Tutusaus, guitar player Kike Angulo and bass player Queralt Camps.

The beautiful rhythm of lindy hop mixed with the explosiveness of a melodic jazz trio and the sweet wooden undertones of a bass will keep us dancing until the ‘ small hours’ as we say in Dutch.

At ALX 2018 drummer Olivier Rocque will be part of Bumpy Roof Band.

©Fotografía: Nuria Aguade Huelamo




"Oh, play that thing!"

Dippermouth Blues/Sugar Foot Stomp



"Do you wanna jump, children?"

Van Heusen /Bryant/Donahue/Selsman



"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


An Ngo

"Okay, how does the bread smell?"

Lester Young



"You can never be overdressed or overeducated."

Oscar Wilde



De Balie (friday & saturday)

De Balie is a centre for theatre, debate, film and politics located in a 19th century courthouse (with a beautiful wooden floor) right in the centre of the city.

You can have dinner in the Balie’s Grand Cafe (make a reservation in advance) or venture out to several restaurants in the area. It is right around the corner of the well known Vondelpark and a 10 minute walk from the museum square where you can visit Amsterdam's three important museums:  Rijksmuseum (museum for national art), the Van Gogh Museum and Het Stedelijk Museum (museum for modern art).

Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam


Venue sunday

To be announced...


Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Thursday (27/9)

20.00 - 23.00
Unofficial pre-party

Friday (28/9)


Start party (DJ)

Bumpy Roof Band (1st set)


Bumpy Roof Band (2nd set)


Bumpy Roof Band (3rd set)

01.45 - 03.00

Saturday (29/9)

Prelims Jack & Jill

Bumpy Roof Band (1st set)


Jack & Jill Finals + Bumpy Roof Band (2nd set)


Bumpy Roof Band (3rd set)

02.15 - 03.00

Sunday (30/9)

13.00 - 17.00
Dance during boat cruise

17.00 - ?
Last dance

The City Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam!

The best thing to do as a tourist in the beautiful capital of the Netherlands is simply stroll along the famous 17th century canals. The waterways are lined with beautiful, old canal houses, all slightly crooked and tilted forwards. So don’t forget your camera! The city is easy to read: you will easily find the highlights, such as the museum quarter, the red light district and the royal palace.

Instead of giving you the standard tourist tips we decided to share our personal favorite places with you instead!

More about Amsterdam →Our tips for a great visit!


What is your cancellation policy?

We don’t take tickets back, but you are permitted to transfer your ticket to someone else. Just let us know so we can swap your names in our administration.

Can I get a discount as a volunteer?

Send us an email to let us know what you had in mind. For most tasks we probably can’t give a discount, because we simply hope to break even for this first edition. We can give lots of love, gratitude, dances and a drink. But we are open to hear suggestions.

What happens to pictures and video’s taken during the weekend?

We will spread them over the web and use them for future promotion for ALX and possibly other dance events we organise. By joining the event, you agree upon the fact that we can use this footage. If you are for some reason very unhappy about a photo on the web, let us know and we will see what we can do.

Can I buy my boat ticket later?

Of course you can, but we wouldn't recommend it. The number of people the boat can accommodate is limited, so make sure to book your spot fast!

We will have a live band and possibility to dance both indoors and on the deck (if the weather allows).

For those of you travelling on Sunday, we plan to have the trip in the early afternoon, between 13:00-17:00.

How do you keep track of ratio?

We aim to not have a waiting list for follows for multiple reasons.

  1. it is not nice to keep people waiting.
  2. Experience tells us leads do sign up, they just do so later.
  3. many people both lead and follow nowadays.
  4. solo dancing is dancing too. We try to actively ask leads to sign up in time, so we won’t become a follow only event.

We will love you even more if YOU also help us!

Will you help me find a host?

In the registration form we ask you if you need or can provide hosting. There is not a guarantee that we will find you a host but we will do our best to bring people in touch that can help each other out.

What happens with my contact information?

In the registration form we ask you if you need or can provide hosting. There is not a guarantee that we will find you a host but we will do our best to bring people in touch that can help each other out.

Can I buy tickets for my friends?

Sure! You can add multiple passes to your cart.

What does 'Switch' mean?

It means that you both lead and follow. We see that quite some people like to switch between the traditional roles, and we don’t want to force people to choose during their registration.

Check out the awesome Mix & Switch Finals from our friends at Ceuvel Swing Camp!




Marloes 'Shoe Shine' Albers

Alexander 'Crazy Riff' Rulkens

Julia 'Around the World' Conemans

Shayne 'Boogie Back' McCreadie

Danai 'Shimmy' Lyginou

Get in Touch

You can send us an email at info@amsterdamlindyexchange.com