Ultimate Guide to Amsterdam Light Festival 2019-2020

Find out everything you need to know to get the most out of visiting Amsterdam Light Festival 2019-2020.

What is Amsterdam Light Festival?

Amsterdam’s Light Festival features work from artists around the world displayed along the city’s iconic canals. The theme for the 2019-2020 festival is ‘DISRUPT!’.

Is Amsterdam Light Festival free?

Yes. You can follow the walking route and see all the artwork displayed for free. Boat tours also do routes dedicated to the light festival, however these are not free of charge.

When is Amsterdam Light Festival?

The dates for this year are 28th November 2019 – 19th January 2020. The works can be explored daily from 17:00 to 20:00.

Where is the Light Festival?

Amsterdam city centre. The total walking route of the festival is 6.3km. Central Station, Nieuwmarkt and Waterlooplein are all good starting points. You can find the walking and boat routes for the festival here.

How many artwork displays feature in the festival?

This year there are 20.

How long has the festival been running for?

Amsterdam Light Festival started in 2012 and since then has featured over 200 works of art, establishing itself as one of Europe’s principal light festivals.