Amsterdam's festival of light

Amsterdam Light Festival is a highlight of the holiday season and 2019/2020 marks its eighth edition. As in previous years, a whole host of Dutch and international artists will contribute to the festival, creating spectacular light sculptures around Amsterdam's historic Canal Ring, the River Amstel and other special locations.

The installations can be viewed from a boat, on foot or by bike. You can wander around and explore the works at your leisure, or follow one of the dedicated routes which enhance the experience.

Beautiful disruption 

This winter, for the first time in the history of the festival, a new route will illuminate the eastern part of the city centre, with stops along Oosterdok, Oudeschans, Amstel, Nieuwe Keizersgracht, Plantage Muidergracht and Entrepotdok.

Twenty established and up-and-coming artists from 16 countries have been selected to shake-up Amsterdam with the theme DISRUPT! A sudden disruption can signify chaos, but it can also empower change. The participating artists have interpreted the theme DISRUPT! in many different ways, from creating new structures to transforming existing architecture, inviting viewers to see the city in a new light.

As the festival nears, more information will be made available. Head to the Amsterdam Light Festival website for more information and exclusive updates about the participating artists.