Attention: this tour is only available from 29 November 2018 till 22 January 2019.
Bicycle tour during the Amsterdam Light Festival
During the Amsterdam Light Festival, artists, architects, and designers from all over the world showcase Amsterdam’s heritage in a special way. Their light artworks are designed and created especially for the festival. A-Bike organises a bicycle tour lasting one hour and 30 minutes, every day of the week, which goes past the highligts of the land and water exposition. The bilingual guides (Dutch and English) will tell you everything about the light artworks and the artists. The starting point of the tour is A-Bike Dam Square.
The Land Exposition and the Water Exposition
For the first time in the history of the Amsterdam Light Festival the land exposition will be bigger than the water exposition. On the 7th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival, the land route will last the entire festival. The Water Exposition consists of artworks along Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, and the Amstel river. Both expositions will be exposed from the 29th of November 2018 till the 22nd of January 2019. One of the unique things about our bike tour is that you combine the best of these two expositions.
What will you see during the A-Bike Light Festival Tour?
Over 900 submissions by artists from 45 countries were sent in for the Amsterdam Light Festival 2017. From this selection, the organisation chose 30 surprising light artworks and installations. For the seventh edition, artists from home and abroad take you on a journey along 30 light artworks specially created for Amsterdam. The 53-day exhibition revolves around the theme ‘The Medium is the Message’, the famous statement by the Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan. The role of light in conveying a message and the city of Amsterdam as a medium for telling stories are central to this edition.