Amsterdam Light Festival

Photo above:  Janus van den Eijnden ©

The Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual lights art festival held in Amsterdam, every winter.

Running from 1 December 2017 until 21 January 2017, this year’s fifth edition, themed “A view on Amsterdam” presents over 35 artworks from international artists, designers and architects find their way to the city of Amsterdam. Located alongside two different exhibition routes; Water Colors, the boat route and Illuminade, the walking route artist display big monumental objects and offer visitors the chance to experience the city as never seen before.

Water Colors, the boat route.

Artists are challenged to give a new view on the city and its architecture, future, and role in the world. Amsterdam serves as a canvas for new art and light installations that are connected to specific characteristics of the city. The theme is interpreted by the artists in their own way, sometimes historic, futuristic or with humor and irony. The artworks offer new perspectives to the visitors and raise questions about the city. This is as much the case for inhabitants as it is for visitors, creating a dialogue.

At a glance

Captain’s delight: Arco, by Teresa Mar
Best time to drop by: Any time between 17:00 and 23:00. Start from Central Station. 


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