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Light Festival Amsterdam

November 28, 2024 @ 4:00 pm January 19, 2025 @ 11:00 pm

Light Festival Amsterdam
Light Festival Amsterdam

The Light Festival Amsterdam is a unique event in the canal district of Amsterdam. From 28 November 2024 to 19 January 2025, 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 2024, the 13th season of this light art event will start on 28 November in Amsterdam. Until 19 January 2025, everyone can then enjoy the amazing works of light art in Amsterdam. The theme for this season is ‘World of Rituals’. 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

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.

Tickets Price
Light Festival Bike tour € 34.50 Buy now

Hotels during Winter Festival Amsterdam

Would you like to enjoy the Light Festival Amsterdam and the other winter activities in Amsterdam? Then book a hotel in Amsterdam. The winter period is popular every year so book your hotel in time.

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?