Welcome to the Uitmarkt 2013

The Uitmarkt is the national opening of the cultural season and the largest cultural festival in the Netherlands. Over the years, the Uitmarkt has evolved into a festival attracting 500,000 visitors and featuring 2,000 performers at more than 30 venues. And it's all free!

This year, the Uitmarkt takes place at Museumplein and Leidseplein. Performances will be held at numerous theatres, museums and venues near these two primary locations. A wealth of information is available at stands on Museumplein and the Hobbemastraat will host a book market.

Young visitors
De Krakeling Youth Theatre is home to the Uitmarkt Junior this year, with a varied programme especially designed for the young and young at heart. Alongside child-friendly performances, street theatre and movies, a host of workshops and activities are also on the menu with the emphasis firmly placed on getting involved.

Head to the Uitmarkt from Friday, 30 August to Sunday, 1 September 2013 in the cultural heart of Amsterdam to discover the cultural wealth of the Netherlands!

Service Point
The Amsterdam Uitburo's International Service Point is located on Museumplein, near the Van Gogh Museum. Here you'll find all you need to know about the festival. Ask for the English-language guide to the Uitmarkt.

More cultural information
Amsterdam Marketing, organiser of the Uitmarkt, provides up-to-date information about Amsterdam's complete cultural agenda. Representatives stationed at the International Service Point will gladly inform you about all the cultural events on offer throughout the season. Of course, you can also check www.iamsterdam.com.

We hope to see you at the International Service Point at the Uitmarkt. However, if you're not able to visit the Uitmarkt, check www.iamsterdam.com/festivals for the complete range of festivals in Amsterdam.

View the 2013 programme booklet (PDF)