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The Amsterdam Light Festival has illuminated the holiday season throughout the city since 2012. From early December to late January, the Light Festival features thousands of dazzling lights strung up along the most iconic... ... read more

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The Amsterdam Light Festival has illuminated the holiday season throughout the city since 2012. From early December to late January, the Light Festival features thousands of dazzling lights strung up along the most iconic buildings and streets in Amsterdam.

Every year, the festival offers the Illuminade, a brightly lit walking route throughout the Binnenstad neighborhood. The Illuminade features curated art projects by light artists from around the world. Check out the light art or make your way down the radiant Boulevard of Light. The Boulevard runs along the Amstel River from the Amstel Hotel to Muntplein Square and showcases Amsterdam’s traditional architecture amid a flurry of festive lights.

On a Saturday in December, the Amsterdam Light Festival celebrates the season with the Christmas Canal Parade. Thousands of people gather along the canals in the city center to watch illuminated boats make their way through the city’s popular waterways accompanied by live local choirs. Stroll across bright bridges and sample traditional Dutch treats beneath a canopy of light.

The Amsterdam Light Festival is free and all ages are welcome to come celebrate the season. After the festival, try seasonal Dutch specialties at the cafés and restaurants nearby in Amsterdam.

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