This year, experience the Amsterdam Light Festival by bike! A-Bike brings you on a special bicycle tour during this exceptional winter festival. Watch how, as soon as the sun sets, the city transforms itself in a beautiful light artwork. The A-Bike Light Festival Tour takes you past all the highlights, and guarantees you an unforgettable evening!
Bicycle tour during the Amsterdam Light Festival
During the Amsterdam Light Festival, artists, architects, and designers from all over the world showcase the city’s heritage in a special way. Their light artworks are tailored to Amsterdam, and are designed and created especially for the festival.
Everyday of the week, A-Bike takes you on a 2-hour bicycle tour, passing by both the boat and walking routes. The bilingual guides (Dutch and English) will tell you everything there is to know about the light artworks and the artists. The tour starts from A-Bike Dam Square.
The Water Exposition and the Land Exposition
The festival consists of a Water Exposition and a Land Exposition. See how Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals are enhanced by the beauty of the artworks of the Water Exposition! It lasts from December 21st, 2017 until January 7th, 2018.
On the other hand, the Land Exposition is held on the Marineterrein from December 14th until January 7th, 2018, right in the center of Amsterdam! The A-Bike Light Festival Tour lets you enjoy both expositions!
What will you see during the A-Bike Light Festival Tour?
The festival received 900 submissions of artwork, coming from 45 different countries worldwide. From this selection, the organization chose 35 surprising light artworks and installations. This edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival is extra special because of the collaboration with world-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Especially for the Amsterdam Light Festival, he designed the 6.5 kilometers long artwork ‘thinline’. This work winds through the entire festival terrain like a guiding thread and connects all the artworks with each other.