Brief History of the Light Festival.
In the 1920s, light art gained a prominent place in public space in large cities in Europe, including Amsterdam. In October 1929, the first major Dutch “light event” took place there, the Edison Light Week. Various buildings in the city were decorated with light bulbs for the occasion, attracting large groups of curious visitors. An enlightened Fokker airplane even made sightseeing flights low above the city and there was a water parade of decorated boats.
The amazing Amsterdam Light Festival 2019 – 2020 starts on November 28th. With 20 artists from multiple countries, the eighth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival is an event to look forward to this year. The best way to visit the festival is with an Amsterdam Light Festival cruise. Lovers Canal Cruises offers various types of cruises during the festival. The most famous and popular location is next to Restaurant Loetje near Amsterdam Central Station. Here you will find the cozy hustle and bustle of the quay. The comfortable, modern and heated boats of Lovers Canal Cruises provide an experience that you will not soon forget .
What to expect from from the 90 minutes water colors cruise.
Experience Amsterdam this year in a different light and the theme for the year is known as “Disrupt”. It basically teaches how disruption can influence positive change in our daily lives. Explore this spectacular festival from the comfort of a canal boat and get a fresh view on how the world is evolving. Stay warm in the comfort of this heated cruise boat, with a Dutch or English audio guide to explain the sights. This journey takes approximately 90 minutes with the canal boat departing from the central station every 20 minutes between 17:00 and 22:20 daily.
The 2019 Amsterdam light festival features collections from 21 Luminary artists. Architects, designers and craftsmen have exhibited some displays of twinkling lights throughout the city. You get to witness the work of these 21 artists from across the world and enjoy their interpretations of disruption. This exhibition will be illuminating the waterfront from 28 November 2019 to 19 January 2020, turning the city into a glittering wonderland. This colorful festival makes it one of the best times to take a canal boat tour of Amsterdam.
This year’s theme is an eye opener on how disruption can bring about a positive change, not only to the world, but to our every day lives. Although we usually associate the unexpected with negative experiences, drastic changes can be a powerful force in improving our lives. Be among the first to see the spectacular sculptures of the Amsterdam Light Festival from a unique angle.
Tickets can easily be purchased online by clicking the link below and the tickets are instantly delivered to your smartphone which is also acceptable as a form of ticket. The tickets will need to be shown at the lovers canal cruise dock not less than 10-15 mins before the departure time for this 90 minutes water colors cruise.
There are so many things one can do while visiting Amsterdam but if you happen to be on a short visit, consider these two options which will occupy your day and give you part of the best of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Madam Tussauds and canal cruise.
- Discover the matchless exuberant fun that is an afternoon at Madame Tussauds – take selfies with celebrities, sport stars, Marvel’s Avengers, and more!
- Enjoy amazing interactive exhibits like I AM ART, and find yourself the centerpiece of the world’s most famous artworks
- Go with your newfound celebrity status for a spin on the Amsterdam canal ring with a sightseeing barge cruise
Amsterdam exploratory Visit on a budget.
Near Amsterdam’s world famous canals you can rub shoulders with world famous people: Justin Bieber, Albert Einstein, and the Dutch royals. When you’re finished, make like an A-lister and take a relaxing and scenic cruise on the very same canals. They’re on a list too. The UNESCO list!
History of Madam Tussauds in Amsterdam.
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is a wax museum located in Amsterdam the capital city of the Netherlands. It is located in the centre of the city on Dam Square, near the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. It was founded in 1970 and was the first Madame Tussauds that was opened in mainland Europe as well as being the first foreign branch of the British institution.
The collection of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam consists of a collection of wax figures of famous celebrities in different categories such as:
- Personalities in the music industry like Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, Justin Beiber, Arian Grande, Adele Hopkins, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Taylor Swift among others.
- Sports personalities like David Beckham, Lionel Messi, among others.
- Personalities of the Royal Family like Lady Diana, William of Orange, the Dutch king Willem-Alexander, the Dutch queen consort Maxima, the former Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, among others.
- Personalities of cinema like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sean Connery, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Nicholas Cage, George Clooney, among others.
- World (political) leaders like the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, among others.
- Marvel superheroes like the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk), Spider-Man, among others.
Canal Cruises in Amsterdam
The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. It has about 165 canals which were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. They continue to define the city’s landscape and in 2010 Amsterdam’s canal ring was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.
One of the most memorable ways to discover the city’s sights and attractions in Amsterdam is by cruising through the various canals. By doing this, everything looks a bit more magical to everyone whether you are a first-timer or a frequent visitor.
Most canal cruises take around an hour, in which you’ll explore Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal ring and discover plenty of interesting facts about the city along the way. Alongside the excellent one-hour options, other types of canal cruises available include practical hop-on-hop-off services, romantic candle-lit tours, child-friendly adventures and intimate guided boat tours for smaller groups.
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