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!
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.
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?
Artist: Peter Koros
No words needed. The tulip must be one of the most recognizable symbols of the Netherlands.
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…
Artist: Erik Kessels
Nothing to add here. “MEMORIES are SOUVENIRS too.” Don’t you forget about it!
Artist: Gilbert Moity
This beautiful light installation symbolizes the open-mindedness and diversity that Amsterdammers are famous for.
Artists: DP Architects
The root system brought above the ground. Looks great on the pictures, by the way!
Artists: Aether & Hemera
The artwork that gives you a unique chance to enjoy rows of flowers in the winter time!
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.
Artists: Studio Klus
Did you know that more than 15,000 bikes are being fished out of the Amsterdam canals every year?
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.