We would love to see you at Amsterdam Lindy Exchange 2019.
Explore our beautiful city by day and dance to the music of a different band each night.
Registration & Ticket Sale
Friday the 13th, Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of September 2019.
Registration is open! Click here to order your tickets!
A ticket for ALX will set you back €95. Add a swinging Sunday boat cruise for €15.
Direct payment is possible via iDeal, bank transfer, PayPal or credit card.
You can sign up as a lead, follow, or switch (sign up as a switch if you enjoy actively social dancing in both roles). We aim not to have a waiting list for followers (looking at you, leads!)
You can buy tickets for your friends. Make sure you have their email-addresses at hand, so we can communicate with everyone.
With thee I swing, baby
For thou art so entrancin
We’ll sure be swinging the nights away, but by day, we invite you to explore the entrancing city of Amsterdam with us. We have a host of inspiring experiences in stock for you this year, and we can’t wait to tell you about all of them in the months to come. Here’s a first taste of our day programme. For more, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and keep an eye on this website!
ALX 2019 connects you...
and the city of Amsterdam
Everyone knows the beautiful 17th century canal houses that permeate the center of Amsterdam. But the city is also home to countless art-nouveau and art-deco treasures, as well as iconic Amsterdam School masterpieces that are sure to catch a swing-era lover’s eye. Discover a different side of Amsterdam on our ALX city tour!
…and the Amsterdam lindy community
Local living room sessions
At night, you’re dancing from the first song of the set to the last, and you can’t find time to talk? We know the problem! And we believe food and drinks work miracles in making new friends. So join one of our lovely hosts in their homes and let them introduce you to some Dutch favorites: local beer, jenever (Dutch gin), and appeltaart. Have a bite, a sip, and a chat!
…and the water
Swing on a boat
About 25% of Amsterdam is water, so why not make sure to dance on there as well? On Sunday afternoon we will be swinging on a boat with a local band. We would love for you to join us on this picturesque cruise over "het IJ".
… Lots more to follow! Keep your eyes peeled …
"My heart goes bing, baby, whenever we start to dance."
And dancing is what we’re in town for. We’ve scored stunning venues, swinging bands, and the finest floors for your delight. There will be three long nights of dancing (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) with a different band and DJ line-up every night. The talk around town is that there may even be a speakeasy-style Thursday pre-party. Here’s a glimpse of the talent we’ll be seeing:
Friday 13th - Dr Bernard and the Swing Cats
Dr Bernard and the Swing Cats is an ensemble by doctor (yes, really...) and clarinettist Bernard Berkhout. He has a tidy sum of Dutch jazz awards under his belt (such as the soloist prize of the North Sea Jazz festival and the Edison Grammy Award), as well as a decade of experience playing for dancers. Cherry on top: his sextet comes with a vibraphone player! With his newest ensemble he will kick off the first official night of the festival.
Saturday 14th - The Coquette Jazz Band
The Coquette Jazz Band is a young and talented swing band from Austria. The ensemble plays 1930s and 1940s danceable swing and music of the Dixieland “revival” era. They bring enthusiasm and energy to the stage, and heaps of joy to the audience. They will play all our favourite songs, arrangements by Fats Waller, John Kirby, Bix Beiderbecke or Duke Ellington, and they might surprise you with their own arrangements.
Evening party: TBA
We are over the moon to have Stephanie O’Connor back - the photographer who captured the magical atmosphere of ALX 2018. Her photos speak for themselves:
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
Sunday VENUE TBA
We are still looking for a nice venue for our Sunday party. More info will follow!
The City Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam!
The best thing to do as a visitor in the beautiful capital of the Netherlands is simply stroll (or cycle!) 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 Vondelpark, and the royal palace.
Instead of giving you the cookie-cutter tourist hotspots, we have an exclusive ALX guide in the works for you! We heard through the grapevines that the art-deco sauna is looking forward to welcoming us dancers.
What is your cancellation policy?
We don’t take tickets back, but you are permitted to transfer your ticket to someone else (in the same role). Just let us know so we can swap your names in our system.
Can I get a discount as a volunteer?
Send us an email to let us know what you have in mind. For most tasks we probably can’t give a discount. We can give lots of love, gratitude, dances, and a drink. But we are open to hearing suggestions.
What happens to pictures and videos 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?
You can, but if you snooze you might lose. The boat can only accommodate a limited number of people, so book your spot sooner rather than later.
How do you keep track of ratio?
We aim to have a good balance of dance roles at ALX. However, we also aim not to have a waitlist for followers, so we encourage leads to register early, and switch dancers to register as such.
Will you help me find a host?
In the registration form, we ask you if you need or can provide hosting. There is no guarantee that we will find you a host, but we will do our best to connect you to locals.
What happens with my contact information?
We will not pass your contact information on to any third parties.
Can I buy tickets for my friends?
Sure! You can add multiple passes to your cart.
What does 'Switch' mean?
It means that you actively enjoy both leading and following. 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!
How do I transfer my ticket?
If you want to transfer your ticket to someone else, this is how it works:
- Step 1: email us a confirmation mail and add the buyer in the cc.
- Step 2: e-mail your ticket to the buyer.
- Step 3: at the registration desk the buyer will mention his/her own name and the seller's name.
You are the main focus of ALX 2019. We would love to introduce you to different aspects of our lindy community. Therefore we would love to connect:
- you and the city
- you and your friends - old & new
- you and the Amsterdam dancers
- you and the dancers from all over the world
- you and the Dutch culture
- you and the music
- you and the dance floor
We aim to provide all the ingredients for a perfect weekend of dancing: Fine floors, swinging bands, our favourite DJs, gorgeous venues, dancers from all over the world, inspiration, and plenty of joy!
Julia 'Around the World' Conemans
Danai 'Shimmy' Lyginou
Alexander 'Crazy Riff' Rulkens
Hanna 'Bunny Hop' Haas
Ineke 'Happy Hopper' van der Hurk
Stephanie 'Grapevine' Klier
Get in Touch
You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org