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Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017

1 December, 2016 - 22 January, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017

Thanks to Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017, we have no longer to count with the dark winter months in Amsterdam. With the help of contemporary (inter)national light artists, the city center is transformed every year into a true “city of lights”. During this annual festival for young and old, both the residents of Amsterdam and the city’s many visitors are attracted to a real spectacle of light.

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. For the case you are more interested in an evening walk, just go outside for ‘Illuminade, the walking route through the culturally rich neighborhoods ‘Weesper’ and ‘Plantage’ in Amsterdam East.

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2015-2016_Strangers-in-the-Light by Victor Engbers and Ina Smits. Picture courtesy of ALF.

Amsterdam Light Festival: Bridging institutes – businesses and municipalities

The festival was initally founded by numerous entrepreneurs in Amsterdam and has become a private foundation meanwhile. 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.

This year, the 55-day festival was dedicated to theme ‘Friendship’ and could be visited from 28 November 2015 until 17 January 2016.
Let’s celebrate the winter together with art, light and water!


1 December, 2016
22 January, 2017
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