Amsterdam Light Festival route

The official route 2022-2023 – information

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The route of Amsterdam Light Festival is a little different from previous years. The festival used to take you through the heart of the city centre, but this year it also brings you to the east side of town. Here you will find our map and some practical information of this year’s route.

This is the official Amsterdam Light Festival route

As you can see in the map below, this year’s festival is situated at Oosterdok, Oudeschans, the Amstel River, Nieuwe Keizersgracht, Plantage Muidergracht and Entrepotdok.

The artworks can be found along this route:

  • Oosterdok
  • Oudeschans
  • Amstel
  • Nieuwe Keizersgracht
  • Plantage Muidergracht
  • Entrepotdok
  • Schippersgracht

It is not yet clear exactly where the artworks will be placed.

Looking for Tickets?

For the best festival experience, book one our Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise on a heated boat or cozy on a smaller Open Boat.

Festival dates 2022-2023

Amsterdam Light Festival lasts for 53 days, from December 1st, 2022, until the 22nd of January in 2023. In this period, you’re able to glance at the lit light sculptures between 17PM to 9.30PM. Of course, New Year’s Eve is an exception with a ‘closing time’ at 5.15PM to make place for fireworks to light up the city. 

Departure point for Stromma festival cruises

Our boats that sail on the official Amsterdam Light Festival route depart from Damrak 16. That's a 3-minute walk from the main entrance of Central Station towards Dam Square, and a 4 min. walk from the middle of Dam Square towards Central Station.


You will find our Stromma's jetties on the left side on the Damrak if you walk from Central Station, and on the right side if you walk from Dam Square. You recognize them by the yellow and white coloured signs. Several trams pass our jetties, such as tram 2, 4, 12, & 17. Get off at Central Station or Dam Square. Read more and see map of all Stromma departure points.

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