The festival

No longer do we have to dread the dark winter months in Amsterdam. Thanks to Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam is transformed every year into a true city of lights with the help of contemporary (inter)national light artists. During this annual festival for young and old, both the residents of Amsterdam and the city’s many visitors are treated to a spectacle of light. At the same time, the festival offers talented (young) light artists a platform to present their latest work.

This year, the 55-day festival was dedicated to theme 'Friendship' and could be visited from 28 November 2015 until 17 January 2016!

Boat and Walking Routes
Amsterdam Light Festival consists of two main routes. The boat route, Water Colors, offers a unique view of the city from the perspective of Amsterdam’s famous waterways. Or are you more interested in going for an evening walk? Bundle up and get outside for the walking route, Illuminade, that winds its way through the culturally rich neighborhoods Weesper and Plantage in Amsterdam East.

The Call for Concepts for the next edition of Amsterdam Light Festival is now open! Want to join? Register yourself now! The deadline is 11 March 2016, 10 AM: CET.

Amsterdam Light Festival was founded by numerous entrepreneurs in Amsterdam and has now become a private foundation. The festival would not exist without the help of the city’s cultural institutions, knowledge institutes, businesses, funds and the municipality. Many people from different industries have committed to shining a spotlight on the Dutch capital.

Let's celebrate the winter together with art, light and water! We hope to see you in Amsterdam next winter!