Uitmarkt, Amsterdam © Brankoc
Every year Uitmarkt heralds the official beginning of the cultural season in Holland and is a celebration and introduction to the forthcoming cultural activities in the city. Stages are erected all over Amsterdam and offer a wide variety of free performances, including theatre, music, dance, street theatre and film, as well as numerous workshops around Leidseplein and Museumplein. There are also hundreds of cultural institutions on hand to provide information about their upcoming events and publishers with their latest editions. During Uitmarkt the cultural institutions of the Netherlands compete for the attention of the crowds and free entertainment of a very high quality abounds. Said to be the largest cultural festival in the country, Uitmarkt now attracts about 500,000 visitors, 2,000 performers and covers more than 30 venues. There is a large book market every year, which is a highlight for the literary. There is also a junior programme designed for children and the young at heart.
Date: 26 - 28 August 2016