Uitmarkt Amsterdam

Uitmarkt Amsterdam

Aug 27, 2021Aug 29, 2021
Various locations

The cultural core of Amsterdam welcomes an enormous festival: Uitmarkt! This event represents the start of the cultural season in the city every year. This year, the event continues with as rich a programme as ever, but in a coronavirus-proof manner!

About Uitmarkt

Uitmarkt is the largest annual festival in the Netherlands, where 200 of the country's cultural foundations showcase their biggest talking points! This special event kicks off the Dutch cultural season by presenting the best in music, art, theatre, dance, opera, literature and cabaret performances. You can see more and more of the latest film and new media, too!

Typically, many eminent Amsterdam venues near the famous central squares Museumplein and Leidseplein feature an extensive programme of about 2.000 performers indoors and outdoors, entertaining 500.000 visitors across three days during the last weekend of August. This year is a little different - although it will take place in the usual venues, it will be scaled down, with safety in mind.

Artists at Uitmarkt 2021

Get ready to hear acts like Tania Kross, Douwe Bob, Ruth Jacott, Big2, Hans Klok, Dutch National Ballet, Jamai, WIES, Amartey, Rob Dekay, OG3NE and musicals such as Titanic, Diana & Zonen, Amélie, The Sound of Music and Disney's Aladdin. While the programming is as rich, varied and high-calibre as ever, the performances are devised for a limited audience. 

Enhancing cultural participation

The goal of Uitmarkt is to enhance cultural participation in the Netherlands by allowing a wide audience to encounter the rich and varied initiatives that the coming season will have to offer.

Thumb photo: © Floris Heuer