Another magical year of the Amsterdam Light Festival has come and gone. We’d like to thank to our amazing guests for joining us on the canals and brightening our winter nights. The sparkling artworks are always a delight to observe, but you are the true stars.
To show our gratitude, we decided to give a free tour this summer to one lucky winner. Did you take photos during your Light Festival cruise with us? Send them in before April 1st to be eligible for the complimentary tour!
Edition 12 highlights...
This year’s light art installations were some of the best we have ever seen from the festival. The theme for the 12th edition was “LOADING…Revealing Art, AI and Tech”, which we found to be poignant for these fast tech-heavy times.
Artists this year were asked to “consider the effects of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) on our everyday lives”. We think they all nailed it.
We were impressed by each one we sailed past and found it hard to pick a favorite. We narrowed it down to our top five, which are pictured in order of mention below.
- Artwork: IS IT REALLY YOU?
This one interests us because of how the artist incorporates vibrant colors and movement.
- Artwork: CHAIRWAVEThis artwork incorporates chairs that light up and move up when you stand up, mimicking the wave they do in stadiums to cheer the soccer players.
- Artwork: NEXT CONNECTION
This one stood out to us because it represents the feeling of instant connection to another person. We’re all about meaningful connections!
- Artwork: LIGHT HIGH
We thought the way this artwork plays tricks on your perception was so cool! When you stood on the platform, it looked like the space was bigger underneath and above you.
- Artwork: PHYLLOTAXIS
The word that comes to mind for this installation is mesmerizing. Flashing, colorful lights make you feel a bit like you’re being hypnotized!
You can view all of the artworks on the official Amsterdam Light Festival site.
How about you? Did one of the light installations stand out as a favorite for you? Let us know!
Sailing the canals as official Amsterdam Light Festival partners for this winter’s edition was a dream come true. We’re honored to have held the title!
We loved seeing our official partner flag flying proudly on our boats. We work hard to find the best routes and create memorable guest experiences. It’s deeply satisfying to be recognized for our commitment to providing outstanding tours!
See you next time...
Listen, it’s never too early to start planning. Good news too, we already have some details for next year’s edition. The dates for the next Light Festival are November 28, 2024, to January 19, 2025.