Amsterdam in Winter
It is always a good time to visit Amsterdam, but in December and January, the Amsterdam Light Festival will leave you with an extra bright and beautiful experience.
In 2021 they celebrate ten years of the Amsterdam light festival, with over seven weeks of art by beautiful lights and colours.
10th Anniversary of Amsterdam Light Festival in 2021
Discover new light art and experience the 10th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival.
The theme this year will be “Celebrate Light”, and you can do so over seven weeks during December 2021 and January 2022.
The public has voted for their favourite light artworks, and the six most popular favourites will be part of the route this year.
So expect an extraordinary and beautiful Amsterdam light festival this anniversary year.
Places to stay and Hotel Tips
The Westcord Art Hotel is just a 15 minutes walk from the historical centre of Amsterdam.
Colourful, modern rooms make this a go-to locale when you’re in the city.
The hotel has a unique art collection by the famous Dutch painter Herman Brood.
Enjoy the atmosphere, which includes a terrace with a bar.
There are hundreds of hotels located across Amsterdam’s various districts.
If you want to explore the canals and historic centre, you should look for a city-centre location.
You can find hotels for all budgets – at the luxury end, there are hotels like the fantastic, luxurious De ‘Europe Amsterdam, a 5-star hotel set on the Amstel River, and a 10-minute walk from Dam Square.
The Radisson Blu Hotel is a 4-star hotel situated in a quieter street, only 7 minutes walk to Dam Square.
The building has a historic, grand feel to the outside, with modern guest rooms inside.
There are many great budget hotels and middle-range 3-star hotels to chose from as well; an overview here.