Light Festival 2023

Amsterdam, known for its picturesque canals and vibrant culture, prepares to ignite the night sky once again with the much-anticipated Amsterdam Light Festival. As the city dons its cloak of luminescence, the upcoming edition promises a captivating exploration of technology’s influence on our lives through the prism of art and artificial intelligence (AI).

From November 30th, 2023, to January 21st, 2024, Amsterdam’s iconic canals will host an array of over twenty mesmerizing light artworks. Visitors, whether navigating the waterways or strolling along the canal banks, will encounter a captivating spectacle crafted by international artists.

The Theme: LOADING… Revealing Art, AI, and Tech

This edition invites contemplation on the impacts of technology and AI on our daily existence. Artists delve into the realms of human experience, societal transformation, and the blurred lines between the digital and the tangible. Each artwork unveils diverse perspectives on this theme, questioning the evolution of communication, engagement, and creation in an age inundated by technology.

Practical Information for you

The lights will grace the cityscape every evening from 5:00 p.m., enchanting spectators until either 10:00 or 11:00 p.m., depending on the day. (Please note: the festival is closed on December 31st.) For detailed practical information, including dates, hours, and accessibility, visitors are encouraged to explore the festival’s official website.

Enhance Your Journey with Tailored Experiences

Elevate your Amsterdam Light Festival encounter by immersing yourself in curated cruise or walking experiences. Cruise attendees can revel in an audio guide or engage with knowledgeable skippers detailing the route’s intricacies. Meanwhile, the festival introduces a new walking app, offering an immersive journey through the artworks on foot. Book your experience in advance to ensure an unforgettable excursion while supporting the incredible artistry on display.