Practical information

What does Edition #8 have in store? In what ways can you experience the festival? Are there any special routes to follow and which tours can be booked? On this page we gathered all sorts of practical information for you.

Festival dates and location

The eighth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from 28 November 2019 until 19 January 2020 in Amsterdam's city centre.

The exhibition and opening hours

The 53-day-long exhibition consists of around 25 light artworks and 10 city stories. The artworks are switched on daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The only exception is New Year's Eve when they are on from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Read more


The exhibition can be admired wonderfully form the water. You can do this at your own initiative or by booking a tour with one of the festival's official partners.

Public transport

Amsterdam can be easily reached by public transport. Each year, the Dutch railways (NS) offers a special promotion to our festival visitors: 20% discount on a daily return from any station in the Netherlands to Amsterdam Central. The walking route can be easily reached via the North-South metro line and starts near various metro stations.