Amsterdam Light Festival

February 9, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016

The Amsterdam Light Festival illuminated the city with sculptures, installations, and light projections on trees and historical buildings. The young and well-known artists displayed their creations in the public places and parks along the historical canals of this joyous city. Light was the central theme in the city from 27th November 2014 to 18th January 2015. All cultural institutions and government organisations in Amsterdam engaged in this unique experience to illuminate the city, bringing the light of joy and happiness to residents and visitors.

The walking tour encircled the city center, with its various squares and parks, passing the waterways. One could start the walking tour from the historical Plantage neighborhood to observe the illuminated and lighted artworks. It was an unforgettable experience to follow the walking route, despite the cold and stormy weather, to see the artworks of Camp-Fire, The Millers Tale, Alley of Light, Bicycle Dome and Tulip Mania, when I had a guided tour of the light festival.

Another great way to experience the light festival from the water was by a guided boat trip when it was dark. The light art and projections throughout the canals and in the Amstel river was a fairytale display of colour. The highlights of this showcase by international artists over the water were the replica of a Ghost Ship, Floating Bridge, Light House and Light Bridge. The Ghost Ship was magicly created by the water fontains and light works in the corner of canal.

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