Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival
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29 Nov 201820 Jan 2019Traditional Festival
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The Amsterdam Light Festival transforms the historical city center of Amsterdam into one huge open-air museum.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2018

Light art is a relatively new art form that experiences great growth because of the LED lights revolution.

Light Festival in Amsterdam
Thanks to LED technology, lighting is affordable and it can be used to present abstract and figurative visual forms. The festival offers a stage to the artists from all over the world for two months.

Artists submit their concepts through a worldwide distributed Call of Concepts where a jury selects the artworks that will become part of the festival.

Canal Illuminations
Over 1800 artists from 93 different countries were interested in participation till now. The Amsterdam light festival produces approved installations together with the artists.

Exhibiting more than 200 light art installations, the Amsterdam Light Festival has become one of Europe’s most important light art festivals.

Light Art Installation Canals
The main mission of this light festival is to bring people from different backgrounds together during the dark winter nights.

Amsterdam Light Festival Routes

The festival adds dright beauty to the city during the darkest months of the year where you can view the amazing light sculptures created by artists in public spaces either on foot, by bicycle or by canal boat as well.

Love Cruise Ship Amsterdam
One of the most unique experiences is the renowned Water Colors canal cruises where you can explore the festival from the water. This way you may get up close to all of the major artworks presented during the festival.

Netherlands Light Art Festival
There is also the Illuminate walking route where you can explore the festival on foot. Variety of programs, activities, and events also take place at museums, theaters, restaurants, shops and other location in Amsterdam during the festival.

Amsterdam Lights
You can also take an evening dinner and drinks cruise on special boats as well. Most boats are heated and covered to make sure you won’t get cold during your trip.

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