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  • TOP 10 Artworks of Amsterdam Light Festival 2016

    Amsterdam Light Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year. As the Dutch winter is usually dark, cold and long, the light and joy the festival brings to town make a huge difference! Moreover, it seems like the festival is getting better and better year by year. So many artworks to see and so little time!

    In this article, we’ve decided to gather 10 artworks of Amsterdam Light Festival 2016 that we believe you absolutely can’t miss!

    Lightwaves

    Artists: Benthem Crouwel Architects and Jólan van der Wiel

    The artwork that lets you see the wind! Lightwaves is a veil of thousands of LED lights that lights up when the wind touches it.

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    What is he building in there?

    Artist: Laurent de Wolf

    People are usually so much interested in the lives of others, and that is exactly what this light installation represents. Seeing a silhouette moving behind the window, you want to take a closer look and ask yourself – what is he building in there?

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    Bunch of tulips

    Artist: Peter Koros

    No words needed. The tulip must be one of the most recognizable symbols of the Netherlands.

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    Welcome to my home (town)

    Artists: Lighting Design Academy

    Does this look like a house with a three-dimensional perspective to you? Choose another angle and take a closer look…

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    Souvenir

    Artist: Erik Kessels

    Nothing to add here. “MEMORIES are SOUVENIRS too.” Don’t you forget about it!

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    Bridge of the Rainbow

    Artist: Gilbert Moity

    This beautiful light installation symbolizes the open-mindedness and diversity that Amsterdammers are famous for.

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    Rhizome House

    Artists: DP Architects

    The root system brought above the ground. Looks great on the pictures, by the way!

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    Flower Strip

    Artists: Aether & Hemera

    The artwork that gives you a unique chance to enjoy rows of flowers in the winter time!

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    The Lace

    Artists: Choi + Shine Architects

    This impressive light installation represents the interrelationship of Amsterdam: the interrelationship between people, cultures and languages, as well as the past and present of the Dutch capital.

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    15,000 and more

    Artists: Studio Klus

    Did you know that more than 15,000 bikes are being fished out of the Amsterdam canals every year?

    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden
    Copyright: Janus van den Eijnden

    Did you like the artworks we’ve selected? Do you agree with our pick? Feel free to leave a comment below the article if you think we’ve missed something!

    And if you haven’t seen the light festival yet, we’d strongly recommend doing so! Don’t take our TOP 10 list as a rule and explore the streets of Amsterdam on your own. Book a boat tour to enjoy the magic from the water.

    Visit the official website of Amsterdam Light Festival 2016 for the list of all light installations, maps and routes.

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