The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book and film lovers alike. Annually attracting more than 500,000 visitors from all over the Netherlands, the Uitmarkt is one of the country's most popular cultural events.
Enjoy more than 450 performances by some 2,000 artists. From classical to kid-friendly, hip hop to dance and theatre to jazz - there's something for everyone. A wide range of performers, troupes and cultural institutions come together to make each edition truly special. The extensive line-up is available online and in the free Uitkrant magazine. It's also available for download through the free Uit App.
In addition to performances at the festival's large outdoor venues, there's also a book market, Uitmarkt Junior for the kids and an abundance of information booths and stands. Because all the artists and organisations involved volunteer their time, Uitmarkt has managed to remain a free festival.
Organised by the Amsterdam Uitburo, the event traditionally takes place in the last weekend of August. This year that's 27 to Sunday 28 August. Amsterdam's Museumplein, Leidseplein and Vondelpark provide the setting for the festival's performances, events, stands and stalls.
Access: Visitors are advised to use public transport. The festival locations are accessible on foot and by tram from Amsterdam Central Station.