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Amsterdam Light Festival 2021
December 2, 2021 - January 23, 2022
The streets and canals of Amsterdam will once more host the ninth Amsterdam Light Festival this winter, from 2 December, 2021 to 23 January, 2022.
There will be some lightworks in the city. Details of what will be on display can be found at the organiser’s website.
This has now been cancelled. Stroll through Amsterdam city centre, crossing famous squares and hidden gardens. Receive photos, videos and audio messags from the festival’s creative director Lucas De Man direct to your smartphone via WhatsApp. In this way you will discover about Amsterdam and nature, as well as light art.
The interractive walk will allow you to decide whether you learn more about light art or the city of Amsterdam itself and its rich history. Organisers promise it to be both informative and humorous.
Timed tickets need to be booked via the event website. The two-kilometre Light Walk will take an hour and will take place throughout the festival from 4.30pm to 9.30pm, except for New Year’s Eve when it will conclude by 8pm. Visitors should remember to bring their charged smartphone and earphones.
All the artworks exhibited this year have been realised with the help and collaborative efforts of festival partners, from the municipality of Amsterdam to commercial organisations and elementary school children.
Tickets will go on slae at the end of October.
Amsterdam Light Festival 2021 Dates
The festival starts on 2 December, 2021 and runs through to 23 January, 2022.
For another light festival of a different kind, check out Hanukkah Festival of Lights in December.
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.
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Cover photo: Absorbed by Light, courtesy of Amsterdam Light Festival.
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