Every year, the city of Amsterdam organises the Amsterdam Light Festival. In 2019, the Amsterdam Light Festival is from 28 November 2019 until 19 January 2020. International and national artists have created 25 spectacular light sculptures especially for the light exhibition in the canals of Amsterdam. This year’s theme is ‘Disrupt’. The best way to see the Amsterdam Light Festival is by Canal Cruise. The light art installations are placed in and around the Amsterdam canals.
Amsterdam Light Festival 2019-2020
From the end of November 2019 till the end of January 2020, the inner 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 2019-2020 water exhibition illuminate every day from 5 pm until 11 pm. The Amsterdam Light Festival is in open air and so free for everyone. Great opportunity to take impressive photos!
During the Amsterdam Light Festival, various activities will be organised such as walking events, exhibitions, concerts and film screenings. Keep up to date with special events at our Amsterdam Events Calendar 2019.
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. See below for options.
Water Colours Cruise with audio guide
On the Water Colours Cruise you will see all the illuminated canal houses, bridges and the light works of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The guide is an audioguide only. Prior to the cruise, you can enjoy a winter apple punch, mulled wine or hot chocolate.Book online
Amsterdam Festival Light Cruise in luxury boat
Enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival season 2019 – 2020 in a comfortable boat: heated, equipped with pillows and blankets, a bathroom and other luxuries. Mulled wine and hot chocolate on board!Book online
Private boat for a group
Are you with a group? Then you can rent a comfortable private boat together with a captain. The captain will guide you through all the light artworks. There are different boats for different sized groups (8, 10 or 12 people). Prices include unlimited drinks (also beer and hot glüwein) and typical Dutch snacks.Book online
Festival of Light Route Canals
You can see the art works of light from the Amsterdam Festival of Light walking on the Keizersgracht. The route is 8,50 kilometer if you walk it by foot.
The route of the Amsterdam Festival of Light.