FAQ: General info

On this page you will find general information about Amsterdam Light Festival. 

What is Amsterdam Light Festival?

Amsterdam Light Festival is a yearly recurring festival in the city centre of Amsterdam. National and international artists are invited and called upon to create light artwork for the festival. This year Amsterdam Light Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary! The most appealing, inspiring and popular artworks of the past nine editions make a comeback on the canals of Amsterdam.

When is the festival?

Edition #11 of Amsterdam Light Festival will take place from 1 December 2022 until 22 January 2023. The exact dates are still subject to change.

How can I participate?

Every year we invite artists to submit an artwork (concept) for the next festival edition. The Call for Artworks for Edition #11 is open until 28 March 2022! Click here for more information. As a foundation we are always looking for enthusiastic partners. Send an email to parnters@amsterdamlightfestival.com for the possibilities.

Who organizes Amsterdam Light Festival?

Amsterdam Light Festival is a foundation with a board and management. The event is a private initiative in collaboration with the municipality, many cultural and commercial organizations. The board consists of representatives of many different organizations in Amsterdam. Curious to know what you can do for the foundations? Click here.

What happens to the artworks after the festival?

After each festival edition, a large part of the artworks is added to the internationally travelling collection, which is managed by Light Art Collection. Their team is active year-round to find new exhibition possibilities, to provide the artworks and artists with opportunities around the world.

I am a resident, where do I find more information?

On this page, you can find all the relevant information and updates regarding resident issues. Don’t forget to subscribe to the residents mailing list (bewoners@amsterdamlightfestival.com)!

Can't find your question?

Contact us via info@amsterdamlightfestival.com. For questions related to tickets, please contact us at tickets@amsterdamlightfestival.com.