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Turn on the Lights

annual fireworks show and lighting of Christmas lights at the facade of De Bijenkorf

Each year in November de Bijenkorf, a high-end department store founded in 1870 on Dam Square, opens the festive season in a spectacular way. The department store gives a light theatre show as a celebratory gift to the city of Amsterdam.

amsTurn on the Lights theatre and light show on Dam Square

The annual climax is the spectacular fireworks show and the lighting of the Christmas lights at the majestic facade of De Bijenkorf consisting of 600,000 LED lights.

This year

The program starts at 19:00 with a performance by the Spanish theatre group Grupo Puja, a unique show with acrobatics, music and lights.

Festive shopping evening

After the opening of Turn on the Lights the special shopping night begins in de Bijenkorf, which this evening stays extra long open until 22:00.

A good time to get inspired for the holidays in the world of luxury brands. During the festive shopping night of Turn on the Lights several brands organise an event .

De Bijenkorf's facade consisting of 600,000 LED lights

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De Bijenkorf

Dam 1
Amsterdam (Centrum)

official website


Dam Square (show)
De Bijenkorf (shopping)

Date & time

November 16, 2017
19:00 - 22:00