Photo: © Janus van den Eijnden via Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival

Dec. 1, 2022 - Jan. 22, 2023, Amsterdam

During the Amsterdam Light Festival, which is held in December and early January, the canals of Amsterdam are lit up by the best light artists from Holland and abroad. Watch the most fantastic projections in the historical city center of Amsterdam.

  • An inspiring over 50 days light festival in Amsterdam.
  • Buy your ticket online via the Amsterdam Light Festival website.
Every year, Amsterdam’s city center is lit up by dozens of innovative and high quality light art installations from (inter)national artists during the Amsterdam Light Festival. Since 2012, the Amsterdam Light Festival has realized over 270 art works, growing into one of Europe’s principal light art festivals. After the festival, part of the works created specifically for Amsterdam become part of a permanent collection that travels around the world.

Celebrate Light

Over 50 days in December and the first weeks of January, the light art installations can be admired in the city center every day from 17:00 to 23:00 (on New Year's Eve 'til 20:00). Experience the festival by boat or by foot, including an (audio) guide to learn all about the artworks and artists.

Explore all sides of wintertime Amsterdam with the Amsterdam Travel Ticket. Discover picture-perfect views and cosy cafés thanks to unlimited public transport.

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