Lovers Canal Cruises is an official partner of Amsterdam Light Festival
Contemporary artists from all over the world have created spectacular light art, that will light up the city center of Amsterdam during the darkest months of the year.
During the cruise on the Dutch Authentic Boat you’ll get a glass of Glühwein (mulled wine), unlimited drinks and a snack while you enjoy the view. The boat you are on is the beautifully restored historic boat the WM1. The boat is electric, heated and equipped with all modern conveniences.
The departure location Prinsengracht is located at the opposite of the famous Anne Frank House. You can start the cruise at Prinsengracht 277. This location is very easy to reach by public transport. From the Amsterdam Central Station, you can take tram 13 or 17 and get off at Westermarkt. Or you can take the bus 170 or 172 and get off at Westermarkt. Within 10 minutes walking, you will arrive at the Amsterdam Light Festival Boat stop.
The organization of the Amsterdam Light Festival introduces a new theme every edition. The selected artists have to base their work on this theme. The theme of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2018 – 2019 is, The Medium is the Message. With this theme, they want to answer questions about the medium light. What kinds of messages does the medium light transmit nowadays? How does it communicate in a way that no other medium can? How does light shape or transform (digital) space? And many more.
Each edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival artworks are selected by a panel of judges. Through a worldwide Call for Concepts, artists from all over the world were asked to submit new ideas for the festival. In total there are over 23 light artworks from selected artists, designers and architects from all over the world. They have been giving the special task to relieve the city of Amsterdam artfully.