2 Dec - 23 Jan

Amsterdam Light Festival 2021


The 10th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will take place from December 2 to January 23, 2022. The twenty most special, inspiring and popular light artworks from the past nine editions adorn quays, bridges and squares, mostly in and around De Plantage.

Due to the new corona measures, the festival times have been adjusted until December 18: in the morning the light artworks will be on between 07:00 – 09:00, in close consultation with the municipality, most light artworks will be able to remain on from December 09 until 22:00 o’clock. Visitors can walk or sail on their own during those hours, as every year.

The theme is ‘Celebrate Light’. In addition to the twenty highlights, new works have also been created (e.g. through educational projects) and attention is paid to social issues. In this way, the organization wants to celebrate 10 years of the Amsterdam Light Festival together with the city, residents and visitors.

Boating or walking
There are sailing and walking experiences around light art. From the Amsterdam waters, in a heated canal boat, you have a beautiful view of the works of art and you can listen to the Celebrate Light audio tour. You can also listen to the stories of 10 years of Amsterdam Light Festival on foot, with the audio tour or with the digital map in your hand.

Please note: there are no sailing trips until December 18 due to the corona measures.

Amsterdam Light Festival, December 2 to January 23, 2022