Welcome to the Uitmarkt 2016
The Uitmarkt is a vibrant three-day celebration of the Netherlands' cultural scene!
It is the largest annual festival in the country, officially launching the new cultural season by showcasing the very best in music, art, theatre, dance, opera, literature and cabaret performances.
Some 2,000 performers take to almost 30 Amsterdam venues, entertaining 500,000 visitors throughout the weekend. What's more, it's all free!
View the 2016 programme booklet (PDF)
From Friday, 26 August to Sunday, 28 August 2016.
Museumplein and Leidseplein - the cultural heart of Amsterdam - are home to the Uitmarkt this year!
Performances are held outdoors and indoors at numerous theatres, museums and venues near these two primary locations.
A wealth of information is available at stands on the Museumplein.
International Service Point
The Uitmarkt's International Service Point is located on Museumplein, near the Van Gogh Museum.
Here you can find all you need to know about the festival locations and programme.
Simply ask for the guide to the Uitmarkt, which includes language no problem highlights and tips!
More cultural information
Representatives stationed at the International Service Point will gladly inform you about all the cultural events on offer throughout the coming season.
Of course, you can also visit www.iamsterdam.com
We hope to greet you in person at the International Service Point.
However, if you're not able to attend the Uitmarkt, visit www.iamsterdam.com/whats-on
for our comprehensive cultural guide to what's on in Amsterdam.
And, be sure to check out www.iamsterdam.com/festivals
to explore the wide variety of festivals taking place across the city!