Dates and times

Amsterdam Light Festival takes place on land and water. Please note the differences in opening dates and opening times for both exhibitions.

Water Colors

Water Colors is the boat route of Amsterdam Light Festival, where the infamous Amsterdam canals form the decor for the light objects. Water Colors is opened daily from December 01 2016 until January 22 2017. The boat route is offered by diffrent canal companies. Most start the tour ar Amsterdam Central Station. The prices differ per company. 

Open air light museum

From 14 December 2017 until 7 January 2018 a number of artworks can be seen on Marineterrein Amsterdam. These artworks are lit from 5pm until 10pm (on New Year’s Eve until 8pm). For groups there is the possibility to book a guided tour along 20 of the light objects.


The artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00 and for the Illuminade between 17:00 and 22:00.