Amsterdam Light Festival

light art festival which illuminates the city and the public

November 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019

A spectacular light art festival in the historical city centre of Amsterdam

7th edition


this year's theme:
The Media is the Message

Every winter Amsterdam Light Festival transforms Amsterdam's city centre into an open-air light museum. Tailor-made art pieces and installations by contemporary (international) artists, designers, and architects light up the city.

The 30 light artworks can be admired by foot, bike or boat. You can do this on your own initiative or by booking a boat tour.

A selection is made from hundreds of submitted concepts. Together with the artists, designers and architects, the festival works to realize the concepts into light artworks, which are presented from the end of November.

The role of light in conveying a message and the city of Amsterdam as a medium for telling stories are central to this edition.

Boat trip across the canals

During the annual Amsterdam Light Festival several cruise companies organise evening canal cruises to admire the light artworks by boat.

Blue Boat Company, official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival, offers evening cruises with live guides (NL/EN) and special kids cruises for families.

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Date & time

Nov 29, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019
at night, when it gets dark

light artworks from earlier editions

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'Moonburn' by Stichting Barstow (NL)

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'Pas encore mon histoire' by Vincent Olinet (FR)

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'Reflections' by Teresa Mar (AT)

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'1.26 Amsterdam' by Janet Echelman (US)

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'15000 and more' by Studio Klus (NL)

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'Welcome to my Home(town)' by Lighting Design Academy (NL)

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'Bridge of the Rainbow' by Gilbert Moity (FR)

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'Nest' by Vikas Patil & Santosh Gujar (IN)

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'Alley of Light' by Serge Schoemaker & Luuk van Laake (NL)

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'WISP' by Pitaya (FR)

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'Whole Hole' by Paul Vendel & Sandra de Wolf (NL)

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'Bunch of Tulips' by Koros Design (HU)

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'Hourglass' by Wilhelmusvlug (NL)

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'Effervescence' by Géraud Périole (FR)