International light art brightens Amsterdam’s canals for 53 days

With the ignition of the light artwork The Gatekeepers – created by Irma de Vries – the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan officially opened the Amsterdam Light Festival. As much as fourty art works will enrich the inner city of Amsterdam this winter. The boat route Water Colors takes visitors on a journey around the canals and the river Amstel. From Thursday December 11th there will also be a walking route named Illuminade. All art works are freely accessible.

House of Cards, artist OGE Creative Group, copyright Janus van den Eijnden
House of Cards, artist OGE Creative Group, copyright Janus van den Eijnden

Water Colors & Illuminade

Water Colors (boat route): from Thursday 27th of November until Sunday 18th of January

Illuminade (walking route): from Thursday 11th of December until Sunday 4th of January

The Amsterdam Light Festival is made possible by head sponsor Zumtobel, the international leading provider of light solutions for professional architectural lighting.

About Amsterdam Light Festival

For over fifty days the historic inner city of Amsterdam is decor for the Amsterdam Light Festival. The festival shows light sculptures and projections in public space, made by both Dutch and international artists. The Amsterdam Light Festival brightens up the dark winter months and enlightens the public with colourful art works.