The festival that got Oprah Winfrey To Say Wow the first time it was organized, is currently organized for a second time and on until the 19th of January 2014.
With a fairly compact city centre one option is to walk or cycle the walking route The Illuminade, going past some of Amsterdam’s pretty canals and areas, such as the Amstel with its Hermitage, Carre and the Stopera. Reportedly, walking this route should take you about two hours.
Another option is to take one of the canal boats, which will take you along the boat route The Water Colours, Amsterdam’s canals and canal houses. An option that makes you see Amsterdam from a whole different side, one of the activities that’s for sure one of my favourite options.
The most interesting option for photographers – amateur or pro – is the Special for the Photography Lovers, which is on every day from 5pm to 11pm until the 19th of January 2014, starting at Central Station.
Make sure to bring your tripod for some sharp illuminated pictures when you like to document the festival. Without a tripod the chance for blurry pictures is high ..
Would you like to read some background information on the festival, make sure to check out the article Amsterdam Light Festival 2013, Everything’s Illuminated at the Art Weekenders website.