Frequently Asked Questions: Walk

On this page you will find all the information about your walk experience during Amsterdam Light Festival. 


Can I experience Amsterdam Light Festival by foot?

Yes, you can! You can use our festival app; a mobile app containing all artwork descriptions. The app is available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play.


Or book a ticket for a walking tour and let an experienced guide tell you all about the artworks and the theme.


Do I need a ticket to walk the route?

It is not mandatory to purchase tickets to see the artworks, however, with our walking experiences you will get access to all locations and information. There will be no information at the artworks. Besides that, as a cultural foundation, we cannot exist without this contribution of our visitors.

Do I need to book a date and time slot for the walk?

No, with the festival app you can go anytime the lights are on, between 5.00 and 10.00/11.00 p.m.

For a walking tour with guide, you do need to book a ticket and timeslot in advance.

How long is the route?

The walking route is approximately 7.5 kilometers.

What is the route?

The artworks are placed along the canals of Amsterdam. You can find the exact route and more information in our app, which can be found in the Google Play or Apple Store soon. By purchasing the route, you support the art and the foundation tremendously.

Are there toilets on the route?

We are unable to facilitate this ourselves. However, you can check out this page on the website of the City of Amsterdam for an overview of public toilets.


Do I need to pay for the app?

No, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store and Apple Store. However, the route map can purchased in-app as of November 28 onwards for €7,99.

What do I get with the walking app?

The free app includes basic information about the festival and fun updates. You can purchase the map that gives you access to the route, artwork locations and all the information about the artworks, both written and in audio.

Can I view the map at home before I begin my walk?

Yes you can, we will make the map available for purchase in-app from November 28 onwards.

Will the map be available for 48 hours again this year?

No, once you’ve purchased the map in the app, you can view it as many times as you like.

Where do I begin my walk?

You may start the route wherever you want, the artworks are not placed in a particular order. If you are not familiar with Amsterdam Light Festival, a good place to start is our information point at the Stoperaplein.

I have not come across any artworks. How is this possible?

The ‘free’ maps on the internet do not contain the right information. To prevent disappointment, please only consult our official festival channels.

I do not have a smartphone for the digital map. What now?

At one of our information stands you can purchase a printed map. Please note that we only have small quantities of the map available as they are only meant for visitors without a (modern) mobile phone.

Where can I find the information stands?

During the festival - 30 Nov til 21 Jan - at the following locations:

  • Stoperaplein (Thu-Sun + 23.12-07.01 every day, from 4.00-9.00 p.m.)
  • Hoftuin (14.12-07.01 every day, from 4.00-9.00 p.m. closed 18, 19, 20 Dec)



Yes, you can book a walking tour in our ticket shop. An experienced guide will tell you all about the artworks along the way.

How long does the walking tour take?

The guided walking tour of the route will take about 1,5 to 2 hours. Along the way there is plenty of time to take photos and ask questions.

What does a walking tour cost?

Tickets for adults (13+) are €21.50, children (until 12) €12,50. A warm drink and a light bite are included.

When do walking tours take place?

You can book a timeslot daily between 5.00 and 8.45 p.m.


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Tickets Mo-Fr 12-8pm, Sa-Su 1-5pm 

Tel/WhatsApp: +31206206908: Mo-Fr 4-8pm, Sa-Su 1-5pm

Info point

Stoperaplein: Th-Su + 23 Dec-7 Jan daily, 4-9pm

Hoftuin: 14 Dec-7 Jan (except 18, 19, 20 Dec), 4-9pm