Oh, I love Amsterdam with its small canals, lovely house boats and laid back atmosphere. The city is all year long worth a visit. Consider visiting in December or January if you fancy something special. The Amsterdam Light Festival illuminates the city in a beautiful and unique way.
The Amsterdam Light Festival is a young festival. In winter 2013/14 it only had its second edition. But still then, more than half a million people came to watch the fantastic illuminations.
One highlight is definitely the water color boat tour. In an one hour cruise you see 17 of the 32 installations. Of course, you can also watch the art works from bridges or streets along the canals but from the boat you have a better view and going around is much easier. But well, you might have to wait quite long to catch a boat. Boats are leaving every 30 minutes near the central station between 5pm and 11pm.
Don’t forget to bring warm clothes to Amsterdam since it can get quite cold while you’re waiting for a boat or while you’re walking around the city to get the best pictures. I guess, I don’t have to tell you that you have to bring a tripod to take pictures.
On the website of the Amsterdam Light Festival you’ll find lots of information on the art works, the boat tours and additional events.
After a wonderful weekend with the Amsterdam Light Festival I’m looking forward to the next edition. Maybe you want to join me in Amsterdam?
Disclosure: My weekend in Amsterdam was supported by Amsterdam Marketing with an I Amsterdam Card, scheduled dates and the invitation to the water color boat tour which saved not only money but also lots of time. My opinion remains unaffected.
This article is also available in German on the blog of SURPRICE Hotels.