Amsterdam750

On October 27 2025, Amsterdam will celebrate its 750th anniversary. This will be celebrated grandly from October 27 2024 onwards, until the actual birthday a year later. We celebrate Amsterdam750 with light. With art. With each other. With Edition 13: Rituals. Check below which activities we organize during Amsterdam750.

Especially for Amsterdam 750, an artwork will be placed at an iconic location in the heart of the city. The exact location and the artist will be announced in due course.

We are developing five permanent light artworks in the Greater Amsterdam Region, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam. The areas Sloterdijk, Noord, Weesp, Nieuw-West and Zuid-Oost will be enriched by an artwork specifically designed for these locations. For this project, titled 'De Stad Verlicht, De Mens Verbonden', five scale models will be presented to the city.

In the same week the anniversary kicks off, the annual education project will commence, involving over 1500 children collaborating with an artist, this year Jeroen Alexander Meijer, to create an artwork that will be included in the art route. The artwork, with the working title 'Mind Bridges', explores the origins of rituals.

75 Amsterdam residents who have made outstanding contributions to the city will be invited to the official opening of the festival on November 28, 2024. Full list will be published later this year.

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