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Monday 12 December 2016

Amsterdam Light Festival

From December 1st until January 22nd Amsterdam lights up for the fifth edition of the annual Amsterdam Light Festival.
Over 35 artworks from international artists, designers and architects. With Water Colors, the boat route through the canals (and the nine streets!). And Illuminade, the walking route. More…

Dates and times
The Amsterdam Light Festival artworks are places along two routes. Be aware! Both routes have different opening dates and opening times. The artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00 and for the Illuminade between 17:00 and 22:00.

WATER COLORS is the boat route of Amsterdam Light Festival, where the infamous Amsterdam canals form the decor for the light objects. Water Colors is opened daily from December 01 2016 until January 22 2017. The boat route is offered by diffrent canal companies. Most start the tour ar Amsterdam Central Station. The prices differ per company. At Wolvenstraat corner Herengracht you can also buy tickets at canal.nl

ILLUMINADE is the walking route of Amsterdam Light Festival. Illuminade is opened daily from December 15 2016 until January 08 2017. For big groups it is possible to book a guide that will guide you along 20 light artworks in the cultural Weesper and Plantage neighborhood.

Biomimicry 101: innovation inspired by nature
The theme for this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival Illuminade walking route is ‘biomimicry’. What does this word– that is pretty hard to pronounce – mean?