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Amsterdam Light Festival 2019 – See Amsterdam in a different light

November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Amsterdam Light Festival
Visiting Amsterdam between November 29, 2018 and January 20, 2019? Then we advise you to visit the unique Amsterdam Light Festival. This unique festival is being held for the seventh time. There are around 30 lighted art works that can be enjoyed this year.

Winter full of spectaculair light artworks in Amsterdam

In winter Amsterdam is getting dark around 17:00 so you will have a full night to enjoy the beautiful colors of the light art works. Amsterdam will transform into a beautiful open light museum during the festival. Artist from all over the world make light artworks that can be fount in the city center of Amsterdam.

Best view with a Amsterdam canal cruise

Water cruise Amsterdam Light Festival Do you want the best view of the artworks? Then book an Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise. From the Amsterdam canals, you have the best view of the light art while you can relax and look around at Amsterdam by night. The Amsterdam Light Festival route is designed in such a way that it’s perfect to see all the artworks the best way.

Theme Amsterdam Light Festival 2018 – 2019

Every year the Light Festival has a different theme. The artworks are all based on this. In 2018 – 2019 the theme is The Medium is the Message. With this theme, the organization behind the festival wants to inspire visitors to find answers to questions related to the medium of light. What kinds of messages does the medium light transmit nowadays? In an era of fake news and alternative facts, can light maintain its objectivity? How does light communicate in a way that no other medium can?

Tickets Water Cruise during Light Festival Amsterdam

When you want to enjoy the festival from the water you can choose between a few options.
  • Starting point near Amsterdam Central Station
  • Starting point near Leidseplein
  • Small boat, starting point near Amsterdam Central Station
  • Old Dutch boat, starting point near Amsterdam Central Station
See out all the options with our partner Tours & Tickets here. Check if your Cruise day and time is still available Check out the great artist impressions for the light artworks of the coming Light Festival.

Amsterdam Light Festival and Ice * Amsterdam

Amsterdam Light Festival Ice Amsterdam Are you ready for a perfect winter day in Amsterdam? Combine a Canal Cruise with Dutch ice skating on the museum square. The ideal recipe for a winter day out. The Ice*Amsterdam ice skating rink is located in an iconic location between the great museums of Amsterdam. Fun for young and old! Tie up your skates and slide across the ice with the Rijksmuseum in the background. You can buy a combi ticket for the Light Festival Cruise and Ice Skating for just € 31,50 (€ 6,00 discount). You can get this great deal at our partner Tours & Tickets

Accessibility Amsterdam Light Festival and Ice*Amsterdam

The departure locations of Amsterdam Canal Cruises are easily accessible by public transport and by car. The departure location Prins Hendrikkade 25 is diagonally opposite Amsterdam Central Station. If you come by car there is a large parking garage P1 next to the quay of Lovers Canal Cruises. Look for availability and reserve a place on the website of P1. Ice*Amsterdam is located at the Museum square. You can make your way there from Amsterdam Central Station with tram 2 (stop: Rijksmuseum). If you come by car you can park in the Q-park under the museum square.  
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November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am
January 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Prins Hendrikkade 25
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
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