Dutch DJs are becoming increasingly popular

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Over 1700 artists from all around the world are gathering in Amsterdam to take part in the Amsterdam Dance Event. ADC, which begins this evening, has grown into the world’s biggest club festival. Over 200.000 clubbers are expected to attend the 300 performances over the next five days.
Some of the top Dutch DJs, including Armin van Buuren and Headhunterz, will also be performing. Dutch DJs are among the most popular in the world, but why?