Light Festival Amsterdam
November 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm – January 21, 2024 @ 11:00 pm
The Light Festival Amsterdam is a unique event in the canal district of Amsterdam. From 30 November 2023 to 21 January 2024, you can admire many beautiful works of light art on, above and along the Amsterdam canals. It makes your visit during the Winter Festival Amsterdam even more special. We’ve put together a list of tips to make the most of this great event.
About Light Festival Amsterdam
in 2023, the 12th season of this light art event will start on 30 November in Amsterdam. Until 21 January 2024, everyone can then enjoy the amazing works of light art in Amsterdam. The theme for this season is ‘Artificial intelligence’. The works of light art can be viewed free of charge, but the best view is with one of the special Light Festival Cruises.
Amsterdam Light Festival Cruises
During the Light Festival, special canal cruises sail through Amsterdam’s canals. These boats sail a custom route so that you can optimally view all the works of light art. During the canal cruise, the works of art are explained through an audio tour or a live guide.
|Light Festival Cruise||Departure||Price|
|Cruise with audio guide||Central Station||€ 26.50||Book now|
|Cruise with local guide||Amsterdam North||€ 26.50||Book now|
|Luxury cruise with local guide||Oosterdokskade||€ 26.50||Book now|
Light Festival map and route
The Light Festival Amsterdam’s light artworks are located in the eastern part of the canal belt. The Light Festival map below shows the Light Festival route and departure locations of the various Light Festival Cruises and bike tours.
See the works of light with a bicycle tour
See the works of light art in Amsterdam in the most Dutch way with the Light Festival bike tour. This 1,5 hour guided Light Festival bike tour takes you to the most beautiful locations in wintery Amsterdam. Your guide speaks Dutch and English. The tour departs at 5 pm every day during the Festival. The tour starts and ends at A-Bike Dam Square, Rokin 105, Amsterdam. After the tour there will be free coffee and tea available.
|Light Festival Bike tour||€ 34.50||Buy now|
Hotels during Winter Festival Amsterdam
Aftermovie Light Festival Amsterdam
Map of the canal district in Amsterdam
You will never be bored in the canal district of Amsterdam. The many shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions and museums ensure that both young and old are entertained. There are also many activities to undertake on or along the canals. Use the map below to explore the canal area. What are you going to do in Amsterdam?