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Amsterdam Light Festival 2019
November 28, 2019 - January 19, 2020
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.
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.
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Cover photo: Night-Vision by Tom Biddulph and Barbara Ryan.