From 28 November 2019 until 19 January 2020, close to 23 artworks by national and international artists will put our inner city in the spotlight again! We're glad to keep you informed of developments on our residents page.

Residents cruise December 12th 19.30 - 21.00

During the festival we invite residents to go on a guided cruise and experience the festival and new route. The residents cruise will take place on December 12th, we have limited seatings so please register.

Register here


Preliminary we can inform you that this year's route will start at the Oosterdok (Nemo), it thenruns through the Oudeschans, the Amstel, the Nieuwe Keizersgracht, the Plantage Muidergracht, the Entrepotdok, Nieuwe Herengracht and then back to the Oosterdok (Nemo). View the new route here. 

Opening hours

The exhibition will be opened daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m (on New Year's Eve until 8 p.m.).

Build up and dismantling

The build up of the artworks takes place in November. At the end of January they will be dismantled again. Of course, we do our utmost to keep the inconvience to a minimum. We try to consider your pleasure of living as much as possible. For safety reasons it sometimes is necessary to take measures in collaboration with Gemeente Amsterdam. Ofcourse, where possible, we'll pay special attention to avoid peak hours. You can find an overview of the build up dates here (in Dutch).

Temporary tests

We will test an artwork on October 29 at the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) between +/- 19.30 and 20.30. 


Do you have any questions? Please contact us at

Become a volunteer

Do you want to be a part of the Amsterdam Light Festival team and help make this edition, in your own neighborhood a great succes? Become a volunteer!