On stage at Uitmarkt 2017

Karin Bloemen doet oproep voor auditie Uitmarkt

If there’s one event that’s all about talent, it’s the Amsterdam Uitmarkt, the opening of the Dutch cultural season. This year the 40th Uitmarkt will take place at a special new location – on and around the Oosterdok marina. The event, which will be held from Friday 25 August through Sunday 27 August 2017, features a full programme of music, dance, theatre and cabaret.

About the Uitmarkt

The Uitmarkt is the opening of the cultural season in the Netherlands. The country’s largest free cultural festival is held annually in the last weekend of August. The Uitmarkt has one main goal: to inspire people to partake of the enormous offering of art and culture in the Netherlands.

The ABN AMRO stage

During the Uitmarkt we encourage talented people to get up on the ABN AMRO stage and show what they’ve got. In the past few months, twenty people have been coached by Karin Bloemen, Lucas & Arthur Jussen, and teachers from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Amsterdam Conservatory. These talented people will appear on the ABN AMRO stage on Sunday afternoon, 27 August, from 1 pm. Come cheer them on!

Talent Centraal

ABN AMRO and culture have a long history together. Like the Uitmarkt, we want to make art, music, design and theatre accessible to a wide audience. We also want to contribute to the development of talent – and we do this with the Talent Centraal platform (in Dutch only), where talented people learn and share their experiences. The Talent Centraal programme is a one-year programme that helps talented people develop in the areas of knowledge, image, money and career. We do this by working together with partners specialised in these areas.

Participants come from existing ABN AMRO sports sponsorships and from the networks of Talent Centraal’s partners; other people can register themselves. This year for the first time the group of participants has widened from only athletes to include talented people from the world of art and culture. These people face the same challenges that athletes do.

For more information on Talent Central and the programme, as well as handy tips and tricks, go to www.talentcentraal.nl or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.