Uitmarkt celebrates the opening of the Dutch cultural season and is the Netherlands’ largest cultural festival. Catch a classical quartet, children’s theater, rock concert, ballet, or a film – all for free!
This year Uitmarkt will be held the weekend of August 24-26, 2018. More than 2,000 performers will entertain the 50,000 visitors at around 30 venues all over Amsterdam. This year the festivities center around Oosterdok and the Marineterrein.
Uitmarkt offers a cultural kaleidoscope of various art forms, ranging from ballet to hiphop, literature to film, and theater to jazz. Uitmarkt provides a platform for virtually every cultural institution and artist in the area, and it’s all FREE!
Uitmarkt Opening Night
Uitmarkt’s Friday night opening show at Oosterdok should not be missed. It combines various styles to begin the weekend with a bang. This year the show will feature entertainent by Guus Meeuwis, Broederliefde, The Dubbeez, Pitou, and more! The show starts a little after 21:00. Get there a little early and grab a drink or snack (try the poffertjes!) with friends in one of the tents.
Later on, head into the Marineterrein to the Bijmer Podium to check out DJs from Chicago Social Club and the Sugar Factory.
De Krakeling Youth Theatre hosts the Uitmarkt Junior program this year. Take the kids to some of the many child-friendly performances, and get them involved in a the fun workshops and activities.
August 24-26, 2018
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