Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam is set aglow during the Amsterdam Light Festival, when artists from around the world are given the chance to create elaborate light displays along the city's iconic canals. 

What is the Amsterdam Light Festival?

During the winter months, the annual Amsterdam Light Festival (ALF) illuminates the city with brilliant works of light art. Each year, hundreds of ideas are submitted by designers, architects and artists from around the world. A selection committee usually chooses about 30 artworks that make up the festival’s installations. Past years have featured the work of prominent artists such as Ai Weiwei and Nicole Banowetz.

This year's edition takes place from 2 December 2021 until 23 January 2022. More information here

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