The Uitmarkt is a smorgasbord of entertainment at the start of the cultural season: from what’s coming up, to who’s up and coming. Sample the city's cultural scene with free concerts celebrating the annual lift-off (date tbc August 2007)
Access for Everyone
The festival began 29 years ago, with small street performances providing entertainment for those waiting in line at ticket booths - interviews with actors, skits and songs for a very limited audience. As the events gained in popularity, the festival was born. Today's Uitmarkt aims to promote the city's cultural atmosphere to the largest group of people, with previews of the coming cultural season - free of charge.
Over 2000 performers from various cultural avenues reveal what is in store for the coming year. Performances will take place on seven outdoor stages (including the Dam, Nieuwmarkt, Beursplein, Muziektheater and the Theaterschool), 20 indoor stages and at all the museums in the centre of the city.
But the cultural season does not only include performers - it is also the start of the new season of print. Publishers line the streets selling their newest books, magazines and more as well as offering discounts on older publications. This 'book market' is well worth a visit.
Maps and a full programme can be found on www.uitmarkt.nl