The Amsterdam Light Festival illuminates the historical centre of Amsterdam with light sculptures, projections and installations by national and international artists for over 50 days. The boat route, Water Colors, takes visitors past artworks along Amsterdam’s canals and the Amstel, while the walking route, Illuminade, winds through the city centre.

During the festival, light plays a central role in the city as museums and institutions organize light-related activities, introducing visitors to innovations in light art. The eleventh edition, taking place from 1 December 2022 – 22 January 2023, took its almost 1 million visitors to the world of imagination through 20 light artworks.

Dates of the previous/upcoming edition: 30 November 2023 – 21 January 2024