Soñando Tango Marathon in Amsterdam

Takes place in a wonderful location at the waters of the IJ: the Kompaszaal. Respectful, warm, balanced between leaders and followers, nationalities and age groups. Bringing together friends old and new. Good DJ's are the heart and great dancing in a relaxed atmosphere.

Address: De Kompaszaal, KNSM-Laan 311, 1019 LE, Amsterdam, Netherlands



As on the previous editions, Kompaszaal will be the venue for the 5th edition, right by the waters of the IJ river. Check the link on the name above to know more about this venue and its history. We will have a wooden dance floor assembled specifically for the event.

We are looking forward to offer an event in a beautiful location; convenient times, good provisions, nice atmosphere, experienced international DJ’s with a ‘feel’ for the dancers. We are happy to welcome an international group of dancers, from all regions, with a nice quality of dance and social behavior. This will create a nice ronda and a weekend to remember!


Parking is available on the street around the venue which costs €4.50 per hour on Friday and Saturday (between 9 am and 12pm). Day tickets are also available.

We recommend P&R Zeeburg as the cheapest and closest solution. You can park your car for €8 per 24 hours. If you arrive after 10.00 or during the weekend you pay only €1 per 24 hours. You can park for a maximum of 4 days.

DJ Team

dj francesco cieschi

Francesco Cieschi/Italy

Francesco Cieschi is an Italian dancer, teacher, and 'musicalizador' for Tango Argentino living in Berlin, Germany. As 'musicalizador', or person who musicalizes Tango events, in the last ten years he's being traveling and working together with many of the important artistic figures in Tango Argentino and in the main festivals, from Taiwan to Argentina, from Lebanon to Finland, and in most of the countries in between.

dj sonja zivanovic

Sonja Zivanovic/Serbia

Sonja lives in Belgrade, Serbia, and works in tango worldwide – as a DJ, teacher, dancer and organizer, for more than 15 years. She's always trying to understand and meet needs that dancers have. As a DJ, she cares the most about the atmosphere in the room and inside the ronda. Playing a wide range of popular tango music she brings lots of passion, playfulness and tenderness. To tango is to enjoy - and with Sonja behind the DJ desk you certainly will enjoy.

dj who is next

Gustavo Rosas/Argentina

Gustavo has been a DJ with his Vinyls & Special Digital Tracks in several Milongas, Festivals and Marathons in different cities around the world. He plays Music with Vinyl Records and 33 & 78 RPM Special Digital Tracks, he uses two Technics SL 1200 Turntables and one Mixer with a Physical format (Vinyls) and Digital Turntables with the new format.

Some places where his Music was heard : Salon Canning, La Viruta de Solanas, Las Malevas, De Querusa, La Balmaceda Milonga, La Milonga Federal (Buenos Aires), Tango Bar (Vienna), La Rotonda Milonga (Italy), Sitges Tango Festival (Spain), Milonga Corrientes (UK), Negracha Milonga (UK), CTF (Sicily), La Bretagne (France), El Boliche Tango Club (Italy), Aix Les Bains Tango Festival (France), New Zealand Tango Festival (N.Z), Maracuentro, amongst others. Tangos on Vinyl by Gustavo Rosas

dj paulo bernardo

Paulo Bernardo/Portugal

Paulo Bermanrdo, runs the “A Todo Tango!” school in Lisbon as a dancer, teacher, DJ and organizer. Having done his first works as a Tango DJ back in 2003 in a Lisbon’s local milonga, Paulo has been regularly working in Portugal and Buenos Aires where he lived in 2009 and 2010, additionally he has been travelling all around Europe. Being faithful to the Tango’s golden age roots, he does an eclectic music selection. His objective is to achieve a well-balanced energy flow and ambiances where all the action is taking place: the dance floor. Paulo’s heightened understanding of what the floor wants makes it impossible to sit.

He has worked as a DJ in many local milongas in Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal, at Buenos Aires in El Motivo, TangoLab and Viva La Pepa! Milonga in Club Villa Malcom, and around Europe: Festival de Tango de Lisboa, TangoJam Hamburg, Zurique Tango marathon, PiensaloBien Tango Marathon, Lisbon Tango Marathon, Abrazame Barcelona, tanGOlisboa Weekend, Viena TangoAmadeus and many other major events. As a DJ, I first love to research the true energy of every song, to articulate them into a tanda that will tell you a story. When I play my selection, I like to lead you on a journey through your personal life experience, tanda after tanda, like day after day, emotion after emotion...

dj santiago onel

Santiago Onel/Uruguay

Santiago is originally from Uruguay, where he started with tango almost 20 years ago. Since then, he has been active as dancer, teacher, and DJ in different countries. He is currently living in the Netherlands, where he regularly musicalizes. He believes that tango (including DJing) is a never-ending learning process. His musical choices always look to touch the heart of the milongueros and milongueras and keep them on the dance floor.

dj paulo matos

Paulo Matos/Portugal

What to expect? Traditional tango music, mostly focused on the golden age (late 30s and 40s) with occasional deviations for earlier or later periods. Tango for him is a journey of search driven by deep feelings, a quest to match music and dance, a way to build connections between partners and the ronda.

He has been playing in local milongas and international events in Portugal, Spain, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine and Uruguay.

Price and Registration

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Marathon includes: International dancers, 100% role-balanced, wooden dance floor, snacks and water
[MEALS available until 2022-10-08 19h00 CET]

Full Package - €145

- NO MEALS - €110

  • 30+ hours of dancing
  • Six international DJs
  • One dinner (Sat)
  • Two brunches (Sat & Sun)
  • Event begins Fri 14 Oct at 18:00
  • Event ends Mon 17 Oct at 00:00

Two Days Package - €115

- NO MEALS - €80

Any two days of:

  • Friday 14 Oct
    - dancing
    • 18:00 - 03:00 (Sat)
  • Saturday 15 Oct
    - brunch [MEAL]
    - dinner [MEAL]
    - dancing
    • 14:00 - 20:00
    • 21:30 - 03:00 (Sun)
  • Sunday 16 Oct
    - brunch [MEAL]
    - dancing
    • 13:00 - 19:00
    • 19:00 - 00:00

One Day Package - €65

- NO MEALS - €50

Any one day of:

  • Friday 14 Oct
    - dancing
    • 18:00 - 03:00 (Sat)
  • Saturday 15 Oct
    - brunch [MEAL]
    - dinner [MEAL]
    - dancing
    • 14:00 - 20:00
    • 21:30 - 03:00 (Sun)
  • Sunday 16 Oct
    - brunch [MEAL]
    - dancing
    • 13:00 - 19:00
    • 19:00 - 00:00


event program


Stayokay Amsterdam Oost

For more than 85 years, Stayokay has offered its local and international guests the ideal starting point for new and valuable experiences. Stayokay offers no unnecessary luxury, but a well-catered stay in informal surroundings.

Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Zeeburg is at 10 minutes biking distance to the marathon venue. (Stayokay supplies the bikes.) Or you can use bus 65 which also takes 10 minutes. From Amsterdam Central Station, you can reach the hostel using public transportation in 20 minutes.

Organization managed to guarantee a 10% discount over normal price, for 2-days minimum stay, on period October 14-17. If you need more days do a separate reservation. To get that you need to click above on hotel name and use coupon code SONANDO.


For Airbnb, you can check hosts around Kompaszaal.


You can further consider the following accommodation options ‐ you might get discounts on some of them while booking directly.

Public Transportation

Note that, with the aid of public transportation, you can increase your options for accommodation. Kompaszaal, the venue for the event, is close to several public transportation stops, as in, tram 7 and buses 48 and 65; and the night bus 759. You can find even more options for public transportation with the application, which is a daily source of travel information for public transport for all kinds of passengers.

Previous Events: Soñando 2019

Please note that:

There will be a photographer documenting the event.

If you dont want your photo taken and/or published, please just let us know and we will take care of that.

The Dream Team