Every year, the city of Amsterdam organises the Amsterdam Light Festival. In 2017 the Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018. Visitors can watch the breathtaking light sculptures and art works walking along the canals and river. The Amsterdam Light Festival can also be seen from the Amsterdam canals. In a comfortable canal boat, visitors can enjoy the spectacle from the Amsterdam canals and the Amstel river.
Over 40 objects are on display, made by contemporary (inter)national artists. In 2017 the theme of the Amsterdam Light Festival is “Existential”.
Amsterdam Light Festival: 30 November 2017 – 21 January 22, 2018
From the end of November till the end of January, the city of Amsterdam lights up with light sculptures, projections and art installations along the roads, squares and even on the water of the canals. A special walking route guides the visitor along the artworks. The Amsterdam Light Festival can be seen by everyone for free. Great to take photos!
Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise
The Amsterdam Light Festivals is best seen from the water, because many of the light art work is place above the canal and the river Amstel. Canal cruises offer special guided routes along the artwork. The Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise takes 75 minutes.
Enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival in a 75-minute evening canal cruise. A comfortable boat: heated, equipped with pillows, blankets, a bathroom and other luxuries. Mulled wine and hot chocolate on board! More info
On board you can enjoy unlimited hot and cold drinks (also beer, glüwein) and there are typical Dutch deep fried snacks and warm blankets. More info
Below you will find an impression of the Amsterdam Light Festival of earlier years.