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Amsterdam Light Festival 2020-2021

Everything is illuminated around you. This is a period of Amsterdam beautifully transforming​ into a city from a fairy tale

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

The city of canals never looked more impressive than during Amsterdam Light Festival. Illuminated streets and canals of Amsterdam may be one of the most romantic sights​ in the world! Many renowned artists from around the world gather yearly for the huge illumination event that lights the city and hearts of everyone around. Come and share the majestic time with your loved ones. Many evening tours are organized, both walking and boat options are available.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2020
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The most popular option is a Water Colors Cruise which features light artworks displayed on the canals. The colorful show starts daily at 5 p.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. The boat route starts and ends at the Amsterdam Central Station. The walking route along the Keizersgracht canal can be no less impressive than a boat route. The mega-popular Illuminade wandelroute was closed in 2017. The land exhibition takes place at the Marineterrein - a new location, not far from the Central Station. Glühwein and some hot snacks will be available to warm up during this spectacular outdoor event.

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