Amsterdam Light Festival is a foundation. The festival is a private initiative in collaboration with the municipality, the cultural sector and a wide range of businesses. Below you can find information about the foundation and what we can do for each other.

Management and board

Amsterdam Light Festival is a non-profit foundation that is comprised of board and a management team. The festival's management is led by director Frédérique ter Brugge, who, together with Lead Curator Jin Choi and Lead Storyteller Niels Carels form the Artistic Management Team (AMT). The board consists of representatives of corporate and cultural organizations in Amsterdam.

Frédérique ter Brugge (director)
Felix Guttmann (chairman & co-initiator)
Hans Bakker (treasurer)
Annemarie den Dekker (member)
Dick de Graaf (member)
Paul Jongen (legal advisor)


As a foundation we have a cultural ANBI status. ANBI stands for ‘Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling’, or a public benefits institution. This means that our festival is committed to the public benefit for 90%, with fiscal advantages regarding gifts and donations. Under certain conditions, public donations may come with tax advantages. Contact us at to discuss this in further detail. Curious about the other ways in which you can support our festival? Then click the button below.


Statutory information


To accelerate culture and tourism in Amsterdam, by, amongst other things, hosting a yearly recurring winter festival.


1. To enhance culture and tourism in Amsterdam, by, amongst others, organzing a yearly-occuring winter festival.

2. The foundation will seek to reach her objectives by:
    a. organizing a yearly-occuring cultural winter festival, by which light and water play important roles;
    b. organizing (doing) and coordiating cultural, social and culinary activities in the city centre, during the festival period;
    c. informing and enthusing the public and municipality about said event via all possible communication channels;
    d. conducting other activities in the interest Amsterdam.

3. The foundation is not for profit.

4. Board members do not receive rewards for their activities. They are, however, allowed to charge expenses related to their function to the foundation.


Stichting Amsterdam Light Festival
Contact details
Stichting Amsterdam Light Festival
Weesperplein 4A
1018 XA Amsterdam

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