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.
The Water Colors Cruise is the best way to enjoy the impressive light artworks and sculptures. The comfortable and heated boats, provided by Lovers Canal Cruises, offer you a first-class setting for this impressive light festival. Do not miss out and book your Amsterdam Light Festival tickets easy and quickly online at Lovers Canal Cruises!
This boarding location for the Water Colors Cruise is located at Leidsekade, at the opposite of the Amsterdam American Hotel at Leidsekade 97. Take tram 1, 2 or 5 or bus 170/172 and get off at Leidseplein. By tram, it will take you slightly longer than by bus. If you choose to arrive by car, you can reach this location through the Spuistraat.
Theme Amsterdam Light Festival
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.