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Amsterdam's winter festival returns each year to illuminate the city's streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international artists. Find out more about where, when and how to see this year's works!
This year's event runs from November 2018 - January 2019. For last year's event, 900 submissions were submitted by designers, architects and artists from 45 different countries. These submissions were whittled down to 35 artworks which made up the festival’s installations, one of which was 'thinline' by world famous Chinese artists and activist Ai Weiwei.
The sculptures can be spotted all over Amsterdam city centre for the duration of the festival, illuminating and transforming its familiar monuments in magical and surprising new ways. It's possible to find your own way around, but in order to view the festival in its best possible light two recommended routes have been created - a boat route and a walking route.
The Water Colors route explores the festival in typical Amsterdam fashion - from the water. Amsterdam Light Festival has a host of great partners offering cruises, all of which are easy to recognise by their ‘official partner’ flag - including specialist canal cruise company Stromma.
For the first time last year, the Light Festival’s land exposition took place at the Marineterrein Amsterdam, an amazing new location within walking distance of Central Station.