Dance and Music

Leading dance and music companies in the Netherlands can count on our support. That’s why we sponsor the Uitmarkt, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and are a founding partner of Nederlands Dans Theater in The Hague. As the Partner of the Future we focus on talent and talent development.

Uitmarkt Amsterdam

ABN AMRO has been the principal partner of the Uitmarkt cultural event in Amsterdam since 2014. This event takes place every year in the last weekend of August. The Uitmarkt, which marks the opening of the new theatre season, is the biggest free cultural festival in the Netherlands, attracting around 500,000 visitors each year. The partnership focuses on developing talent and promoting cultural entrepreneurship. One initiative in this area is the ABN AMRO Uitmarkt Business Day, during which participants share knowledge and expertise in the cultural sector. The Business Day is held on the Friday before the Uitmarkt weekend.

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra strikes the right note

ABN AMRO has been a full partner of the world renowned Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since early 2014. Under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the orchestra brings music to a wider public. Driven by their feisty Rotterdam temperament, the musicians blend accessible, classical pieces and contemporary, innovative genres. Their artistic concepts are popular among Dutch music lovers as well as leading music institutions the world over.

Photo: Hans van der Woerd

Dancing at world level: Nederlands Dans Theater

We have been a founding partner of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) since 2012. This leading dance company offers a varied programme in the Netherlands and further afield. ABN AMRO provides financial support for the NDT Summer Intensive, a special programme designed to develop talent. Every year, sixty talented young dancers from all corners of the world are offered the opportunity to do an internship with NDT in the Netherlands to further develop their talent.

Former ABN AMRO CEO Gerrit Zalm: "Art and culture form an important pillar of our sponsor policy. Besides sport and education, we want to make culture attractive to everyone. Nederlands Dans Theater makes a good fit with us; it’s a leading institute that offers a wide-ranging programme nationally and internationally. ABN AMRO is pleased to be a partner of NDT, which has been a standard bearer for Dutch art for over fifty years."