Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam Light Festival this winter

The Winter Festival of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Light Festival puts Amsterdam in the spotlights during the dark winter months. In December and January, the city sparkles with many light art installations. National and international artists have created unique works of art, most of which were made specifically for Amsterdam Light Festival. The canals of Amsterdam form the enchanting background for the festival.

Amsterdam Light Festival Stromma Amsterdam

Amsterdam Light Festival is best seen from the water. Many artworks and light art installations are located next to the Water Colors route, a boat route through the Amsterdam canals. The artworks’ reflections cause a magical interplay between light and water. If you want to explore this magical time in Amsterdam then click here. If you even want to be closer to the artwork we recommend to do the tour on an open boat.


Walking-Tour through the Light Festival
After five successful editions of the ‘Illuminade’, Amsterdam Light Festival has decided to do things a little differently this year. For the first time, the land exposition will take place at the Marineterrein Amsterdam, an amazing new location within walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station.

From 14 December until 7 January, this historical place will be illuminated by various light art installation. The land exposition is freely accessible from 17:00 o’clock until 22:00 o’clock. (On New Year’s Eve, the Marineterrein will close its doors at 20:00 o’clock.) You are free to explore the terrain on your own; there is no route that you have to adhere to.

Amsterdam Lookout tower sunset


Another nice way to marvel at the beautiful lights of the festival is to do it from above. Take the elivator of the ADAM-Lookout and enjoy all that sparkle and glitter you will see. Of course you can also book a combination ticket (ADAM-Lookout and boat).

Are you ready to explore Amsterdam when it’s lightened up?

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Breanna Lieberman
dimanche 21 janvier 2018
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Martine M.
samedi 28 avril 2018
Hi! Good post! Thx! Love your stories!

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