Amsterdam opens cultural season
In Amsterdam the cultural season has opened with open-air stages and free shows in the 32nd edition of the Uitmarkt.Amsterdam - Once a year, Amsterdam's theatres open their doors to the public and thespians provide free performances on some of the city's main squares.
The idea is to give punters a taste of what's to come this winter.
This year the main stage is on Dam Square, where a variety of well known performers entertained crowds in spite of the poor weather on Friday evening.
In total there will be 500 shows to see this weekend in the city center, in addition to numerous stalls providing all kinds of information on cultural life in the capital.
Last year the event attracted more than a half a million visitors.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica