Amsterdam Light Festival 2013 | 2014
For the second year in a row, Amsterdam is being transformed in an even more beautiful place then it already is with just light. The Light Festivals second edition seems to be even more mesmerizing than the first edition.
Being stoned and walking through Amsterdam is a great thing at any time but doing it while many canals and buildings are decorated with colorful lights is even more trippy then ever. There even is a special walking route set out in the Plantage neighborhood. On this route there are several works displayed by upcoming artists and it has some nice places to stick around for a while while rolling a fresh one for on the way. Another great place to have a pause and maybe drink a hot chocolate or some soup is Hortus Botanicus, a really cool greenhouse that has been there for centuries. The route with installations in the Plantage neighborhood is opened from 12 December 2013 to 5 January 2013 between 17:00 and 22:00.
Of course there are a lot of other places in the city that look different than ever and shopping places have been lit up and decorated spectacularly to be enjoyed by the masses in Amsterdam that want to do some consuming and Christmas shopping. But if you want to enjoy the light festival while smoking some nice joints or even eating some truffles, i suggest you stay away from places like the Dam-square and the Kalverstraat.
Check out the Amsterdam Light Festival website to read some more info about the participating artists and locations.