Since the first edition of Amsterdam Light Festival in 2012 we actively aim to enthuse a new generation about (light) art.

Primary Education

Since 2021 we mainly focus on primary education (see the possibilities for secondary education below).

Approximately 1500 primary school students from all over Amsterdam learn about creativity, technology and light as a form of art in a series of workshops. The education project combines art, science, tech and citizenship. Together with an artist, the students work on one of the light artworks in the route, thereby participating in a large cultural festival in their own city.

Get to know more about twelve years of education and the project of Edition 12 via the video below:


Also for Edition 13 (2024-2025) we will organize an education project. More information on the workshop programme and how to sign your school up will follow soon.

Workshop Editie 11

Secondary Education

Secondary education students can visit the festival on an excursion via CJP. For more info and to sign up, please send an email to Moreover, the CJP card gives discounts on some festival experiences.

Educatiekunstwerk Editie 11. Kinderen leverden bijdrage met tekening op groot beeld van een meisje met een oplichtend stokje in haar hand.
Meisje met het Zwavelstokje, Aldo Brinkhoff voor Stiching Nieuwe Helden (2021).