The cultural core of Amsterdam welcomes an enormous free festival: the Uitmarkt!
About the Uitmarkt
The 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!
Enormous festival on two central squares
30 Amsterdam venues near the famous central squares Museumplein and Leidseplein will 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.
Grab a bite
Plenty of food trucks will be present at the festival, so you won't go hungry while admiring a preview of a musical or concert. Grab a bite while laughing at a comedy performance, enjoying extreme fashions or marvelling at the many other stunning attractions!
Enhancing cultural participation
The goal of the 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.