The 8th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival has come to an end! The theme for this year’s edition was Disrupt. From 28th of November 2019 to the 19th January 2020 Amsterdam was transformed into the stage for international light art. Thank you for joining us for a canal cruise this year, we enjoyed having you on board. Moreover, we are looking forward to welcoming you on board next year for a canal cruise during another edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival!
The Call for Concepts closed on 20 January 2020. We are excited to see what next year’s edition will feature! For more information about the development of the artworks, please visit the Amsterdam Light Festival website.
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ENJOY AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL FROM THE CANALS
From the 28th of November 2019 until the 19th of January 2020, the eighth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival (ALF) will be organised in Amsterdam. Artists from around the world create installations and artworks by making use of light. These are showcased during the winter months in the city center of Amsterdam. The best way to view these artworks is from the canals. Boat Amsterdam will, just like in the past, organise canal cruises along these mesmerising works of art. The Amsterdam Light Festival route showcases approximately 20 artworks from various artists, architects, and designers from numerous nationalities. Boat Amsterdam stands out because of our experienced and welcoming hostesses and skippers. All our boats are covered and are equipped with blankets and heated cushions, so you don’t need to worry about getting cold. Make sure to book your tickets online or call us at +31 (0) 6 46 66 10 01. We strive to have our ticketing options live as from September 2019 for this year’s edition.
The theme: ‘DISRUPT’:
‘Disruption’ usually refers to a disturbance that comes at an inconvenient time and has to do with conflict, chaos or even danger. Think of an earthquake or a financial crisis. People in general tend to try and avoid disruptions as much as possible. Both in the comfort from our home and in our society at large, we rather fall in line. However, disruption is able to provide a positive, vital element for change as well. It questions fixed assumptions, provokes new discussions, encourages people and organisations to take action, and disruption makes previously unknown possibilities visible and achievable.
What is the Amsterdam Light Festival [ALF] fee?
During the Amsterdam Light Festival, approximately 20 artworks will be showcased in the city of Amsterdam. These are designed and developed by artists and designers, whom have worked on these for months to get them to the designated location during the festival. Since the Dutch winters are infamous for their turbulent weather conditions, the maintenance of these artworks is one of the key priorities of the Amsterdam Light Festival organization. Hence, the shipping companies that are Official Partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival pay an Amsterdam Light Festival fee per guest for the maintenance of these artworks to the organization of the event. By means of these fees, the organization can ensure the quality and maintenance of the artworks in order for us to offer you a high quality cruise: in light of service, personal attention and quality of the artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival.
Tickets can be booked online until 30 minutes before the chosen departure time.
The tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival are now on sale. If you would like to have assistance or personal advice as to which tour suits your needs best, please reach out to us via:
+31 (0)6 46 66 10 01 or via [email protected]