The Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual cultural event in Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. It illuminates the city with light installations, sculptures, and projections created by international artists, designers, and architects.
The festival aims to lighten up the beauties of the city during the dark winter months. It features various light artworks strategically placed along the city’s canals, streets, and public spaces. These artworks often interact with their surroundings, creating a unique and immersive experience for visitors.
The festival typically runs from late November to early January, with the exact dates varying each year. During this time, visitors can explore the festival on foot, by bike, or by boat, enjoying the illuminated artworks and the festive atmosphere. The installations are usually visible from the evening until midnight.
The Amsterdam Light Festival attracts lots of locals but also tourists. It gives a different perspective on the city’s architecture and cultural heritage. It has become a popular event, drawing thousands of visitors each year who come to admire the creative light displays and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Amsterdam during the winter season.
Amsterdam Light Festival 2023
November 30, 2023 – January 21, 2024
You can read more about other events, festivals, and exhibitions in Amsterdam here.
Pictures from the Amsterdam Light Festival
Would you like to understand better what you can expect if you visit Amsterdam during the festival? Here you can see a few pictures showing objects and areas illuminated during earlier years. The pictures are gathered from the official website of the festival.