Amsterdam Light Festival 2019 - 2020

Amsterdam Light Festival is an event that is being held yearly from the end of November until mid January. From November 28 until January 19 bridges, canals, parks, houses and much more will be lighted by impressive colorful artworks created from artist all over the world. And that for a total of 53 days!

You can enjoy the beautiful artworks by following a set route by foot, bike or even on boats that will take you along all the colorful sculptures on the canals that are on the route of the Light Festival.

This year the route will be mainly around ARTIS Zoo in the East of Amsterdam. 30 sculptures will be placed on bridges, benches, trees, and even on installations on the water.

This years theme is 'Disrupt' and 650 artists, designers and architects were being challenged to think of artworks that has to do something with disruption. Disruption is about inconvenience moments, conflicts, chaos, danger and emotions. But as the organisation asked themselves, can it in a way be positive as well? As itt could be an essential push for chances to happen. 

In the end a jury chose 30 concepts of 21 artists that now soon will be displayed during the festival.

Curious what the artworks will look like? Go to the official website of the festival, download the route and discover! You can also sign up for their newsletter and find tickets for guided tours of the Light Festival.

To give you a small impression of what the Amsterdam Light Festival could be about, A few artworks of last year's Light Festival:

1. O.T. 976

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2. Spider on the Bridge

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3. Two Lamps

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4. Starry Night

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