As if Amsterdam is not picturesque enough, there is the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Local and international artists and architects find their way to the city of Amsterdam during the winter months to display their illuminating works.
Did you know ... that the light installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival are made exclusively for the festival? From works in the masts of the VOC ship 'the Amsterdam' to the artworks harnessed above the Prinsengracht - all are created with that specific location as their inspiration!
The Amsterdam Light Festival displays some of the most innovative and unique works of art, together with talented artists, architects and designers. More than 1800 artists from 45 different countries submitted their amazing ideas in last year's Call for Concepts . From 29 November 2018 until 20 January 2019 the artworks will illuminate the center of Amsterdam for 53 consecutive days. Visit the water exposition by booking a Water Colors canal cruise or admire the new land exposition at the Marineterrein Amsterdam.
The festival can be admired by boat, bike and on foot. During the festival period, the artworks are switched on daily from 17:00 to 23:00 (during New Year's Eve until 20:00). For more information see here .
Yays Concierged Boutique Apartment is an official accommodation partner of this year's Amsterdam Light Festival. For tickets and more information, contact your caretaker at Yays Oostenburgergracht, Yays Bickersgracht or Yays Zoutkeetsgracht.
Like this event? Subscribe to monthly tips & updates about hidden gems in Amsterdam, Barcelona and more of your favourite European cities!