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Fabrique des Lumières – tickets, prices, exhibitions, timings, what to expect

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Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam is a digital art center where stunning artworks are brought to life using cutting-edge technology through projectors and accompanying music.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam.

What to expect at Fabrique des Lumières

Admire immersive artworks in the Netherlands’ largest digital art center, Fabrique des Lumieres. 

Here, you will see how Gustav Klimt’s and Hundertwasser’s magnificent creations come to life.  

Surround yourself with 3800 sq. meters (40902 sq feet) of unique and colorful art projections.

Discover a fresh perspective on classical, modern, and contemporary art.

The Factory of Lights in Amsterdam offers visitors an unforgettable, immersive, sensory, and artistic experience.

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Where to book tickets

Tickets for Fabrique des Lumières can be purchased online or in person at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters. 

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online ticket works

Visit the Fabrique des Lumieres ticket booking page, select your preferred date, time slot, and number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

After making the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email.

Ticket printouts are not required.

You can enter the attraction by showing the e-ticket on your smartphone.

Fabrique des Lumières ticket prices

Fabrique des Lumières tickets cost €16 for visitors aged 18 and above, while for visitors aged five to 17, the tickets cost €12. 

For students with valid ID, the tickets cost €13.

Kids up to four years old get free admission.

Fabrique des Lumières tickets

Fabrique des Lumieres entry tickets
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This skip-the-line ticket to Fabrique des Lumières allows you to immerse yourself in Dali’s most famous psychedelic artworks, which are brought to life by the music of the legendary band Pink Floyd.

You’ll be surrounded by realistic projections of your favorite artistic masterpieces on walls up to 17 meters (56 feet) high.

With advanced light, video, and sound technology, you’ll feel like you’re living in a painting.

The ticket provides access to the personal lockers and the digital art center.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (18+ years): €16
Youth Ticket (5 to 17 years): €12
Student Ticket (with valid ID): €13
Child Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

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How to reach Fabrique des Lumières

How to reach Fabrique des Lumieres
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Fabrique des Lumières is in Westerpark, 10 minutes from the historic city centre. 

Address: Pazzanistraat 37, 1014 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands. Get Directions

You can either take a bus or car to reach the attraction. 

By Bus

Get off at Amsterdam, Van Hallstraat (bus no. 21), or Van L.Stirumstraat (bus no. N88), which are at a distance of 300 to 350 meters (1000 feet) and can be reached in four minutes.

Amsterdam, V.d. Hoopstraat bus stop is just eight minutes from the attraction. 

By Car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started!

Fabrique des Lumières offers parking spaces at Q-Park Westergasfabriek.

There are enough parking garages around the attraction.

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Opening hours of Fabrique des Lumières

From Monday to Thursday, the Fabrique des Lumières opens at 9.30 am and closes at 5 pm.

On Fridays and Saturdays, the attraction stays open from 9.30 am to 9 pm.

On Sundays, the Fabrique des Lumières stays open from 9.30 am to 6 pm.

How long does the tour take

A complete tour of Fabrique des Lumières takes 90 minutes.

However, you can spend more time if you want to explore all the exhibits in detail.

Best time to visit Fabrique des Lumières

The best time to visit the Factory of Lights Amsterdam is when it opens at 9.30 am or later in the day when the crowd has thinned down.

The digital art center is packed with large tour groups from 11 am to 2 pm. 

If you prefer a less crowded experience, consider visiting during weekdays and avoid weekends and public holidays.

Exhibitions at Fabrique des Lumières

Exhibitions at Fabrique des Lumieres
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Here are some exhibitions you must see when visiting Fabrique des Lumières.

Long Exhibition: Dali

The artworks of Salvador Dali, one of the most well-known artists of all time, illuminates Fabrique des Lumières.

Immerse yourself in Dali’s stunning and extremely creative paintings by following a themed itinerary that includes surrealistic and metaphysical environments.

Contemporary Creation: Recoding Entropia

Recoding Entropia is a unique audiovisual experience created specifically for Culturespaces.

Short Exhibition: Gaudi

The exhibition ‘The Architect of the Imaginary’ focuses on the paintings of Antonio Gaudi, a key source of inspiration for Dali. 

This immersive exhibition honors the architect’s talent by highlighting structures designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

The Fabrique des Lumières is embellished with hyperbolic vaults, oblique pillars, undulating facades, and ceramic mosaics via an interplay of textures and reflections.

Fabrique des Lumières Shop

Fabrique des Lumières has a tiny store that offers art-themed books in architecture, design, major movements in art history and Amsterdam, and more. 

The gift shop also offers a wide range of artist monographs. 

Discover Klimt, Hundertwasser, and the Vienna Secession monographs.

You will also find various decorative items, postcards, jewelry, goodies suitable for children, and many exhibition-related stationery and accessories. 

The gift shop is open during the opening hours of the digital art center and can be accessible with an entrance ticket.

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FAQs about Fabrique des Lumières

FAQs about Fabrique des Lumieres
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Here are some frequently asked questions about Fabrique des Lumières.

Does Fabrique des Lumières allow strollers?

For safety concerns, strollers are not allowed inside Fabrique des Lumières. You can carry a baby carrier instead.

Does Fabrique des Lumières have any cloakroom to keep luggage?

Yes, there is a secure cloakroom with lockers at Fabrique des Lumières. Suitcases are not allowed.

Can guests take pictures inside Fabrique des Lumières?

You are allowed to take photos and movies. Photography for personal use is allowed in museum areas, but using flash, tripods, or selfie sticks is often prohibited.

Is the Fabrique des Lumières accessible to people with disabilities?

The Fabrique des Lumières is wheelchair accessible, except for the seating areas in the Hall. 

Are there any seating options available in the exhibition areas at Fabrique des Lumières? 

There is a total of forty seats available in the main exhibition space, the Hall. A limited number of foldable chairs are available at the entrance.  

Is there a nearby disabled parking lot at Fabrique des Lumières?

On showing a disabled parking card to the on-site gatekeeper, a limited number of parking places at the Westergasbrug become instantaneously available for three hours (except for during festivals). There are also disabled parking places at the Q-park Westergasfabriek parking garage.

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