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Amsterdam Light Festival

Annually, Amsterdam Light Festival transforms Amsterdam’s city centre into a 53-day light art exhibition. This year Amsterdam Light Festial is held from 28 November 2019 until 19 January 2020, the canal belt of Amsterdam lights up with spectacular light sculptures, projections, and art installations. The light artworks can be admired by boat, by bike, or on foot. Check you Amsterdam Light Festival Website for more details.

2019-2020 is 8th edition of Amsterdam Light Festival, every year the Light Festival in Amsterdam has a different theme. This year’s theme is all about disruption, and twenty artists and collectives from around the globe have each interpreted what that means to them. Not just canal belt but whole city is lit up during December and it feels the whole city is celebrating Light Festival with artworks and lights on every squre and corner of the city.

Best view with a Amsterdam Canal Cruise

From the Amsterdam canals, you have the best view of the light art while you can relax and look around at Amsterdam by night. The Amsterdam Light Festival route is designed in such a way that it’s perfect to see all the artworks the best way. When you want to enjoy the festival from the water you can choose between a few options.

  • Starting point near Amsterdam Central Station
  • Starting point near Leidseplein
  • Small boat, starting point near Amsterdam Central Station
  • Old Dutch boat, starting point near Amsterdam Central Station

See out all the options with our partner Tours & Tickets here.

Light Festival Through my Lens:

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