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Amsterdam Light Festival 2019

November 28, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Amsterdam Light Festival

The streets and canals of Amsterdam will once more become illuminated with the seventh Amsterdam Light Festival this winter. From 28 November, 2019 to 19 January, 2020 the Dutch capital will host artworks of light especially created for the exhibition.

The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Disrupt!”, with artists providing their own interpretation of the theme of disruption.

For 53 days, the exhibitions can be admired by boat, bike or on foot. You can do this on your own initiative or by booking a tour with one of the official festival partners.

Amsterdam Light Festival
Spider Bridge at the 2018 Festival

Artworks at the Amsterdam Light Festival 2019

A full list of the artworks on display will be found here.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2019 Dates

The festival starts on 27 November, 2019 and runs through to 18 January, 2020. Each day they will be turned on at 5pm and switched off at 11pm, except 31 January when the lights will be turned off at 8pm.

For another light festival of a different kind, check out Hanukkah Festival of Lights in December.

Getting Around the Amsterdam Light Festival 2019

You can travel around the festival either by bike, in the traditional Dutch way, or on foot or by boat along the canals.

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruises

One of the best ways to see the pieces is on a canal cruise. The festival has a list of recommended tours and guides, separated into boating, walking and biking. Click here for the list.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2019 Map

There is also a handy map to guide you around the festival.

Flights to Amsterdam

Getting to Amsterdam by plane is simple. EasyJet have flights from both London Stansted and London Luton airports. Alternatively, you can take the train, with Eurostar running a direct service from London St Pancras to Amsterdam that takes 3 hours and 41 minutes, although most trains do go via Brussels.

Amsterdam Hotels

If you are looking for accommodation in Amsterdam during the festival, enter your dates in our flight and hotel comparison engine to search hundreds of sites for the best deals:

Things To Do in Amsterdam

For an idea of things to do in Amsterdam, why not read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Amsterdam Things To Do: Festivals and Culture. Alternatively you can visit the I Amsterdam website.

Cover photo: Night-Vision by Tom Biddulph and Barbara Ryan.


November 28, 2019
January 19
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