THE DUTCH CAPITAL AMSTERDAM IS HOSTING TWO MAJOR FESTIVALS IN AUGUST.
Holland’s biggest cultural festival, Uitmarkt has something for everyone from dance and theater to classical music for kids. Some 450,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which is taking place in upwards of 30 venues and features performances by 2,000 artists. What’s more, all the events in the festival, August 29 to 31, are free!
Another Dutch festival, the Grachtenfestival, which gives talented young people a chance to perform at different venues, promises classical music lovers an extraordinary experience. “Upside Down”, the theme of Grachtenfestival Amsterdam in its 17th year, is reflected in both the concerts themselves and their venues. Some 60,000 visitors are expected at the festival, August 15 to 24.