Amsterdam Light Festival
For about two months beginning in December the Amsterdam Light Festival illuminates parts of the city. The majority of works are displayed on or around the Herengracht, the innermost of the three main canals, and the Amstel River near the Waterlooplein. We chose to walk, but there are many canal boat tours that you can take as well. Artists from all over the world created installations for this event and brought a little bit more magic to the city.
These are some of my favorite photos from the evening but they hardly do it justice. We also stumbled upon a few notable pieces of street art by Banksy, which was an exciting find for me because I wrote my senior thesis about street art.
The next Amsterdam Light Festival will take place December 1, 2016- January 22, 2017.