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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 29 November 2018 until 20 January 2019. Each year, hundreds of submissions are submitted by designers, architects and artists from around the world. A selection committee then chooses approximately 35 artworks which made up the festival’s installations, which in past years have included prominent artists such as 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. You can make your own way through the installations, or follow recommended routes for boats, bikes or walking, which allow you to see the festival in its best light.
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.