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Amsterdam Light Festival; From November the 27th until January the 18th, freely accessible

Extraordinary boat and walking tour passing 40 artworks by (inter)national artists.

Forty pieces of art, setting the city in a completely new light, will brighten up the inner city of Amsterdam this winter. The magical artworks are designed and created by architects and artists from nine different countries, including: Brasil, France, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania and Chile. From the 27th of November the boat tour Water Colors opens with artworks by Jacques Rival, Angus Muir, alaa minawi and many more.

Additionally from the 11th of December 15 artworks will light up the walking tour Illuminade in the area Plantage in Amsterdam. These pieces of art are slightly more experimental by nature, mostly developed by young talent like Lisa van Noorden, Hagar Elazari, Julian van Buul en Vincent Vriens. All pieces of art are freely accessible.

One of the most beautiful light festivals of Europe
Recently The Guardian named Amsterdam Light Festival one of the most beautiful light festivals of Europe. Mostly because this is the only light festival where the observer can view the light objects by boat, bringing a completely new dimension to the experience. The jury, led by Rogier van der Heide (artistic director of Amsterdam Light Festival), will offer a wide selection of art that speaks to experts and the bigger audience of art enthusiasts. Most pieces are specially made for the Amsterdam Light Festival and have never been exhibited before. The stories behind the artworks are worth knowing, important to be told and as relevant for the residents of Amsterdam as the visitors from all over the world. By doing this, Amsterdam Light Festival gives the city of Amsterdam, even in the dark winter months, a steady boost of culture and economic impulse.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.