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

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Come see the digital art at Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam to enliven the spirit!

At this digital art center, stunning artworks are brought to life using cutting-edge technology through projectors and accompanying music.

This article explains everything you should know before buying tickets for Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam.

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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 buy Fabrique des Lumières tickets

You can buy Fabrique des Lumières tickets at the attraction or online. 

However, we suggest you book your tickets online as it offers many benefits.

– You get a discount on booking tickets online, which means you can save money.

– You don’t have to travel to the attraction to buy tickets and sweat yourself standing in long queues. 

– You can book your tickets in advance and plan your tour accordingly.

– Sometimes, the tickets get sold out quickly. However, if you purchase tickets online, you can avoid last-minute disappointments. 

– You can pick a time slot for the tour that works best for you. 

How online ticket works

On the booking page, select your preferred date, timeslot, and the number of tickets and buy them right away.

Tickets will be emailed to your registered email address immediately after payment, so there is no need to print them.

You must show your smartphone ticket at the entrance on the day of your visit. 

Cost of Fabrique des Lumières tickets

Fabrique des Lumières tickets cost €16 for visitors aged 18 years and above.

Young visitors aged 5 to 17 years get a discount of €4 and pay only €12 for entry. 

Students with valid ID pay only €13 and save €3 on the purchase of online tickets. 

Kids up to 4 years can get free admission. 

Visitors over 18 years must accompany the kids. 

Fabrique des Lumières entry tickets

Fabrique des Lumieres entry tickets
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Tickets to Fabrique des Lumières allow you to immerse in Dali’s most famous psychedelic artworks, which are brought to life by the music of the legendary band Pink Floyd.

Surround yourself with 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 Price

Adult Ticket (18+ years): €16
Youth Ticket (5 to17 years): €12
Student Ticket (with valid student 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 4 minutes.

Amsterdam, V.d. Hoopstraat bus stop is 650 meters (2133 feet) 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.

Click here to see other car parking lots.

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Fabrique des Lumières timings

Fabrique des Lumières opens at 9.30 am and closes by 5 pm from Monday to Thursday.

The attraction is open from 9.30 am until 9 pm on Friday and Saturday.

However, on Sundays from 9.30 am until 6 pm.

How long does Fabrique des Lumières take

A typical visit to Fabrique des Lumières is one hour long.

However, you can spend as much time as you like on your tour. 

Best time to visit Fabrique des Lumières 

It is preferable to visit the Factory of Lights Amsterdam right when it opens at 9.30 am.

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

The second-best choice is to eat a quick lunch and visit the art center later in the day after the crowd has thinned down.

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 is a list of questions frequently asked by visitors before making a Fabrique des Lumières visit, 

When does the Fabrique des Lumières open?

The Fabrique des Lumières is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Thursday. The attraction is open from 9.30 am until 9 pm on Friday and Saturday. While on Sundays it is open from 9.30 am until 6 pm.

Is a prior reservation for children up to four years required before visiting Fabrique des Lumières?

Children up to four years are allowed free of charge, but they must still buy a ticket, which may be purchased online.

Does Fabrique des Lumières offer discounted tickets for seniors over 65 years and those accompanying them?

The senior tickets are available at the same rate as adult tickets, i.e., €16.

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. To avoid disturbing other visitors, please remember that flash photography is not permitted.

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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