The Amsterdam Uitmarkt is the harbinger of another season of exciting happenings depicting Dutch culture, every year, in the visitor-friendly metropolis of Amsterdam. The whole venue is set out to entertain, inspire, as well as astound aficionados of music, theatre, film and books. A plethora of artists, troupes as well as cultural organizations join hands to make every edition that much special. The unique event is held during the closing weekend of August. Uitmarkt 2013 is scheduled to take place on August 30, 31 as also September 1.
Uitmarket : The best of Dutch culture
Every year, this summer festival attracts an incredible 450,000 visitors, as the event is a major cultural event of the Netherlands and it is also the customary unfolding of the cultural season in the country. A whopping 2000 artists presenting around 450 performances that ranges from kid friendly to classical, jazz to theatre, and dance to hip hop make this event a resounding success. In short, with Uitmarket, there is indeed something for all.
Uitmarkt Junior 2013: A fine fare for kids
The festival’s activities are not confined to the star performances at large alfresco arenas, for there is something for the kids too, in the form of a book market named Manuscripta. This market has a whole series of information kiosks and stands with children in mind. An added attraction to the Uitmarkt Junior 2013 is the De Krakeling Youth Theatre, all set to provide a diversity of programs designed especially for all those who are young at heart. In tandem with kid-friendly performances, movies and street theatre, there is also a series of workshops as well as similar activities with the focus placed firmly in getting involved.
Get ready for Uitmarkt 2013
This popular event is organized and run ably by Amsterdam Marketing, and is traditionally held during the last weekend of the month of August. Amsterdam’s Leidseplein, Museumplein, are the primary locales of the performances and they are conducted at the many museums, theatres, spread around these locales. All information concerning the event is available at all stands at the venue.
Uitmarket: Absolutely free
Since every performer as well as institution involved in the festival freely volunteer their time and services, the Uitmarkt is a festival that remains gloriously free for all to participate; that is its greatest virtue and you needn’t rush about to get tickets at the last minute. .
For visitors from overseas, the International Service Point of Amsterdam Uitburo is situated at Museumplein, close to the Van Gogh Museum. There you are sure to find all there is to find concerning the festival as well as a copy of the guide to the Uitmark in the English-language.