Dates and times

The Amsterdam Light Festival artworks are places along two routes. Be aware! Both routes have different opening dates and opening times. 

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. 

Illuminade - Is closed as of January 9, 2017!

Illuminade is the walking route of Amsterdam Light Festival. Illuminade is opened daily from December 15 2016 until January 08 2017. For big groups it is possible to book a guide that will guide you along 20 light artworks in the cultural Weesper and Plantage neighborhood.


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