ThIs Year’s Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

I Advise You To Buy Some Solar Eclipse Sunglasses, ‘Cause This Year’s Amsterdam Light Festival Is So Bright, It’ll Be Like Staring Directly Into The Sun!

All rise to witness one of the biggest festival of lights existent on the face of the Earth: Amsterdam Festival of Lights 2017  is here! It’s finally time to admire this year’s Amsterdam Festival of Lights and you’ll be mesmerized by what they came up with this year!

Do you have your sunglasses ready? Great, because this light installation works of art are so bright they’ll make your eyes cry!


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Once again, Amsterdam is the city hosting some of the best talented artists in light art, who create some marvelous light installation works of art and display them around the city! If you have been planning a trip to Amsterdam for the last 2 years, then this is the perfect time to go!

Okay, you might freeze while you’re there, but seeing the city and the river completely illuminated with the light art pieces is worthy!

ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

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ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

 

If you lost your words after seeing the image above, but are still wondering what this festival of lights is all about, then let me explain you! Every year several talented artists, architects and designers are invited to submit their ideas and hope to be chosen to be featured in the Amsterdam Festival of Lights! 

This event that opens its door on the 30th November, when the city dresses up in shinny and bright light installations, loseing its grey appearance to become one of the shiniest most magical capitals in all Europe, at least until the beginning of January!

ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

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You might think that these artist, many or the majority of them specialized in the production of light art exemplars, produce this works of art during the year and after presenting them to the community, they showcase their work in the streets and bridges of Amsterdam. Well, you’re totally wrong!

The Amsterdam Festival of Lights is composed by light works of art specially produced for this matter, in which the artists develop the project bearing in mind a specific location for their work! They put all their efforts in building the most incredible light installation of all, delighting locals and tourist from all over the world!

ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

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Every year the festival of lights works of art follow a certain theme, which means, every artist has to think and build his light art installation considering a specific theme where it should be framed! Last year’s Amsterdam Festival of Lights theme was kind of groundbreaking!

Basically an approach to innovation through products, processes and lifestyles that attempted to recreate the human behavior on Planet Earth in long therm! They called it “Biomimicry and I know this sound super complicated and confusing, but just by looking to the pictures you can feel the energy it tries to transmit and how calm and relaxed it makes you fell, am I right?

ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

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Luckily, this year’s Amsterdam Festival of Lights theme is a lot easier to understand, which is great! So, this year you’ll see incredible light art installations based on the theme “The Medium is the Message”, which means they are building their works of art based in the influence of the new media!

The focal points to be explored will be what kinds of messages does the medium light transmit nowadays, and since we’re in a time of  fake news and alternative facts, is it possible that light maintain its objectivity? And so on, it’s easier to understand but complex and the same time! I’m sure we’ll see some beautiful things!

ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

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ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

 

Now that you are fully aware of everything that’ll be happening during the Amsterdam Light Festival 2017, it comes the time to know where exactly where it’ll be happening and how can you get to this amazing  festival of lights!

Well, this event will mainly be a water exhibition that can be reached if you adventure yourself in a boat trip, but you can also check it if you walk alongside the canals! You’ll find tons of boat tours for every taste, you have the romantic one, the party one, you even have a cheese and wine experience where you’ll see the lights of the festival of lights!

ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt

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You’ll also have a land exhibition on Marineterrein, between the 14th December and 7th January, and this place is also super easy to reach, as it’s within walking distance from the Central Station! 

If you miss this incredible festival of lights you’ll never forgive yourself, trust me, this is something out of this world!


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ThIs Year's Amsterdam Light Festival Will Make Your Eyes Hurt