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Royal Light Festival is a free-to-attend light art festival in the heart of Apeldoorn and nature reserve De Veluwe. The festival can be visited from Wednesday March 13th until Sunday March 17th, 2024. Light art from across the globe is showcased in various locations in Apeldoorn. As the sun sets, the royal and green city awakens, painting the night with colourful shades, creating a truly majestic spectacle for all to enjoy.
During the Royal Light Festival 2024, eleven different light artworks can be admired. Discover the royal and historical locations through the interactive map and visit all artworks!

Opening hours:
Wednesday, March 13th, from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Thursday, March 14th, from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, March 15th, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, March 16th, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, March 17th, from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Outside of these opening hours, the light artworks are turned off.

Accessibility

Royal Light Festival takes place in public space and utilizes existing wheelchair-friendly paths.
Dogs (leashed) are welcome at all light artworks in public spaces, except for the Grote Kerk. Only service dogs are allowed in the Grote Kerk.
Visitors of the Royal Light Festival can use the lavatory in the Grote Kerk free of charge. Additionally, public toilets are available at various locations in Apeldoorn.

Transportation & Reachability

The Royal Light Festival takes place in the city centre of Apeldoorn and is easily accessible by bike, public transportation, and car.
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Are you visiting by bike?

At the large parking lot of Paleis Het Loo, there is a bike shed where you can park your bike. In the city centre of Apeldoorn, there are several covered bike sheds available.

Note! The light art at Royal Light Festival is placed in public area. Be mindful of traffic and pedestrians around you and always stay on the pedestrian and/or bike paths. Pay attention to traffic during your visit and ensure that no unsafe situations arise.

Are you visiting by public transportation?

Apeldoorn is easily accessible by train. From Apeldoorn Station, it's only a 10-minute walk to the city centre. Additionally, there is a bus departing from the train station towards the city centre. For example:

Bus 102 towards Amersfoort, get off at Paleis Het Loo
Bus line 15 towards Twello, get off at Marktplein

Are you visiting by car?

Note! The light artworks in the city centre are not accessible by car. You can park your car for free at the parking lot of Paleis Het Loo or for a fee in one of the parking garages in the city centre.

Car parkings in the centre of Apeldoorn (payed)

Parkeergarage Brinklaan (Amalia Park), navigatieadres: Brinklaan 145, Apeldoorn.
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Parkeergarage Marktplein, navigatieadres: Deventerstraat 22A, Apeldoorn.
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Parkeergarage Koningshaven, navigatieadres: Molendwarsstraat, Apeldoorn.
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Q-Park parkeergarage Museum-Centrum, navigatieadres: Roggestraat 133, Apeldoorn.
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Q-Park parkeergarage Oranjerie, navigatieadres: Oranjerie 1, Apeldoorn.
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Parkeergarages in de binnenstad van Apeldoorn (betaald)

  • Parkeergarage Koningshaven, navigatieadres: Molendwarsstraat, Apeldoorn
  • Parkeergarage Museum-Centrum, navigatieadres: Roggestraat 133, Apeldoorn
  • Parkeergarage Oranjerie, navigatieadres: Oranjerie 1, Apeldoorn
  • Parkeergarage Brinklaan (Amalia Park), navigatieadres: Brinklaan 145, Apeldoorn
  • Parkeergarage Marktplein, navigatieadres: Deventerstraat 22A, Apeldoorn