Festival 2017-2018

The sixth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018. This year’s festival brings a fair share of surprises. Over 40 artworks and installations of artists, designers and architects from home and abroad will light up the city center of Amsterdam. Among the works will be a light object by Chinese artist and activist Ai WeiWei. Ai Weiwei’s light object can be admired on the water route of Amsterdam Light Festival, which holds “Existential” as its general theme. “With Existential we hope to encourage visitors in a positive way to think about what unites people and what role light plays in this,” explains curator Lennart Booij.

As every year, Amsterdam Light Festival takes place on both water and land. And also this year we have put a good spin on it. Water Colors remains the dynamic water route along the famous Amsterdam canals. And for the first time, artworks will be shown at Marineterrein Amsterdam, from 14 December 2017 until 7 January 2018. This outdoor exhibition area is on walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station. People can explore the exhibition on their own; there is no fixed walking route.

Keep an eye on this website. We will publish further information soon, about the artworks, the full routes and more.