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 Small Boat you will be provided with a glass of Gluhwein or a hot chocolate milk. To make sure you don’t get cold in this semi-open boat you will get pillows and blankets. The Small Boat has a personal character and provides a good opportunity to take pictures.
This boarding location for the Water Colors Cruise is located at Amsterdam Central Station, at the opposite of the Barbizon Palace Hotel.
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 35 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.