Edition 12

Approximately twenty light artworks will illuminate the city centre of Amsterdam once again, during the twelfth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival. From 30.11.2023 until 21.01.2024 the artworks can be admired by boat or by foot.


For Edition 12 we asked artists to consider the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in our everyday lives. The way we communicate, socialize and create are all affected by technology and AI. What is the impact on the human condition? Different perspectives will be explored during Edition 12. The official title of the edition is yet to be announced.

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The picture shows the artwork Run Beyond on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Run Beyond consists of 15 figures, outlined by white neon light running and jumping on the bridge.
Run Beyond, Angelo Bonello (2015).


For 53 days Amsterdam Light Festival brings light to the dark winter months. The artworks are created especially for the festival and are placed on a route along the canals. Visitors can experience the route with one of our cruise or walking experiences. Tickets can be purchased from October 2023 onwards.