Openings Amsterdam Light Festival 2015-2016

OPENINGS AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL 2015-2016: A BOND OF COLORS

The Amsterdam Light Festival 2015-2016 edition starts today. Her Royal Majesty Prinses Beatrix will open de 4th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. This new edition will enlighten the innercity of Amsterdam until January 17, 2016 with a variety of light art installations. Experience historical Amsterdam like never before!

ALF 2015-2016: Behind the Scenes

There’s been spend a tremendous effort by various lighting artists and volunteers to make this next edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival into another success. Hear the artists speaking about their work and see how they prepared their latest installations for the actual festival:

Water Colors – An Enlightening Canal Cruise

Experience Amsterdam in a most unique way: choose for Water Colors – a canal cruise to discover the beauty of the historical part of the city. New innovations and the latest lighting technologies illuminate the area from the Herengracht to the Oosterdok to Amstel. Boats depart daily (except New Year’s Eve) from 17.00 to 22.00. The 75-minute boat tour takes you along, under and through spectacular light artworks. Water Colors will take place from 28 November 2015 to 17 January 2016.

Illuminade  – Experience the Illuminated Outdoor Showcases

The walking route Illuminade 2015-2016 takes you past 20 light artworks through the culturally rich neighborhoods Weesper and Plantage. The outdoor exhibition showcases artworks that have been created specifically for Amsterdam Light Festival by (inter)national talent. From bright projections on historical buildings to dynamic lighting systems in city parks to works that you can actually walk through, the artworks add an extra dimension to the public space.

Illuminade offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy contemporary culture and the beauty of light, for free. See Amsterdam in a whole other light and be sure to share this special experience with family and friends. Illuminade will take place from 10 December 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Cover picture © by Janus van der Eijnden.