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. The best way to see the breathtaking light sculptures of the Amsterdam Light Festival is by boat, but there is also an Amsterdam Light Festival Bike Tour. The light art installations are placed in and around the Amsterdam canals. At the new location of Marineterrein, there is a collection of light sculptures that can be enjoyed on foot.
Over 40 objects are on display, made by 35 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 2017 till the end of January 2018, the city of Amsterdam lights up with light sculptures, projections and art installations along the Keizersgracht canal. The light art installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival water exhibition illuminate every day from 5 pm until 11 pm o’clock.The Amsterdam Light Festival can be seen by everyone for free. Great opportunity to take impressive photos!
Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise
The best way to visit the water exhibition is by boat. Canal cruise companies offer special guided cruises 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!
On board you can enjoy unlimited hot and cold drinks (also beer, glüwein) and there are typical Dutch deep fried snacks and warm blankets.
Amsterdam Light Festival by bike
Below you will find an impression of the Amsterdam Light Festival of earlier years.