Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 – 2024

Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 – 2024

27 November 2023

The Amsterdam Light Festival celebrates a new edition in the winter of 2023-2024. Discover how beautiful light installations colour the water and transform Amsterdam into a city of light. With a LOVERS Canal Cruises boat trip you will see the city as you have never seen it before.

See the beautiful artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 – 2024

The theme of the Amsterdam Light festival 2023-2024 is LOADING…Revealing ART, AI and Tech. From 30 November until 21 January, 24 new works of light art will stand in and along the Amsterdam canals. The artists, from eight different countries, have each given their own interpretation of the theme.

There is no doubt that technology and artificial intelligence have had and will continue to have a significant impact on the human experience and our societies. The art works look at the reality we live in now, the future that technology and AI may bring and how it affect humanity. Whether our growing connection with tech and AI will be positive or negative remains to be seen.

Discover an oasis of light in the capital

Are you curious to know what form these light installations take? Then discover them from the front row with a boat trip along the route of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2023-2024. During our professional boat tours with audio guide you will learn all about the light installations and the artists.

LOVERS Canal Cruises offers three options to enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival. You can hop on a boat from two different locations just outside Amsterdam Central Station, at the main LOVERS dock and by Restaurant Loetje. The third option combines a regular daytime canal cruise with an Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise to see the canals from all its best angles.

Atlas by Jon VossNot to miss light art festival

As you cruise through the canals keep an eye out for Atlas by Jon Voss, who has transformed from a titan carrying the sky into technology carrying a village. The work Is it really you? by Studio Mast reminds us of the unintended consequences of using AI. And Cell Phone by Liam Campbell confronts us with our dependency on our mobile phones.

Atelier Haute Cuisine took things a step further for Artificial Humans, a piece in part created with AI generator Dall-E 2. Pool of dreams by Vibhor Sogani is filled with dreams of a perfect technological utopia. And a piece that will be hard to miss will be shown on the National Maritime Museum, which will become a canvas for Waves by Florian & Michael Quistrebert.

Book your Amsterdam Light Festival tickets online with a discount

It promises to be another dazzling edition, bringing an oasis of light to the dark winter months. Experience it up close with your family and friends or plan a romantic date with your partner. Book your tickets online now and experience the Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 - 2024 from a warm and comfortable boat.

During the Amsterdam Light Festival, LOVERS guests can exclusively park their car at a discount at the Prins Hendrikkade parking garage from Qpark. For availability and reserving a parking spot check the Qpark website. Do you have any questions? Then check out our special Amsterdam Light Festival FAQ.