Practical information

The eighth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from 28 November 2019 until 19 January 2020. 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've gathered all sorts of practical information for you.

New route

In line with the theme 'DISRUPT!', the festival has chosen a completely new route for the first time: Oosterdok, Oudeschans, Amstel, Nieuwe Keizersgracht, Plantage Muidergracht, Entrepotdok. View map

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

Departures Central Station

Many tours depart from the Amsterdam Central Station area. For a map, click here.


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. You can read the nautic measures here


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