The city of light

 — 30.11.17—21.01.18


Amsterdam Light Festival puts our capital in surprising spotlights during the dark winter months. Coming December and January the canals and shores sparkle brightly with light and art installations. Since the first edition in 2011 the Amsterdam Light Festival has been working with national and international artists to create unique- site specific works of art using the historic centre of Amsterdam as an enchanting scenery.


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eye beacon pavilion by UNstudio | 2016
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Holon light by M. Martens and J. Visser | 2016

Visitors can experience a wide variety of art works walking around town. But the most spectacular view is offered when traveling on water. Most of the artworks and light art installations are located alongside the Water Colors route, a boat ride through the Amsterdam canals. The artworks' reflections cause a magical interplay between light, water and the 17th century architecture.

Do you want to experience the light art from up close?

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Rhizome House by DP Architects | 2016
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Nest by Vikas Patil & Santhosh Gujar | 2016