Back to Culture & design

GLOW at Strijp-S and Strijp-T

You'll be amazed by GLOW at Strijp-S and Strijp-T again this year. We’ve listed a few highlights for you, from a gigantic footprint of light to a field full of fireflies!

How to get to Strijp-S and Strijp-T

From the center you can easily get to Strijp-S and Strijp-T. Then hop on bus 401, 402 or 403. You can do this at the station or at the stop in front of the Mediamarkt. Get off at the Strijp-S stop. You can also take the train to the Strijp-S station or rent a bicycle! In an ambitious mood? Walking from Strijp-T to GLOW @De Caai (on the other side of the city) is 5,000 steps, about 4.5 kilometers. You will pass the light artworks in the center on the way there, so it's worth your while! 

Want to know where everything is exactly? Check out the map on the website of GLOW. 

Everything you need to know about GLOW

Is GLOW entirely new for you, or are you just curious about what this year's light art festival looks like? Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions.

All practical info

Drop of Light @Microlab

The installation Drop of Light combines fluorescent liquid, ultraviolet laser lights and lots of mathematical calculations to bring liquid to life. The droplets emerge from sprinklers six meters in the air. On their long way down, the drops are extraordinarily illuminated by laser beams. An installation that shows that mathematics and magic are no strangers to each other.

PING @Chinese Pavilion

One of the newest additions to Strijp-S is the Chinese Pavilion, at the beginning of the Torenallee. A gift from our Chinese sister city, Nanjing. During GLOW, the building officially opens and transforms into a light artwork with PING: an installation in which ancient forms of communication play a leading role. Be enraptured by the (illusion of) smoke signals, drums and fire beacons!

Footprint @Ketelhuisplein

On average, each Dutch person has an ecological footprint of no less than five hectares, while there are only 1.6 hectares per world inhabitant. To visualize how big that is, artist Hugo Vrijdag visualizes this in a gigantic light artwork on the Ketelhuisplein. He creates a large green valley, with a literal footprint in the middle. Footprint makes us aware of our impact on the planet, impressive and beautiful at the same time. Bonus tip: on 8 November, elementary school children will be walking a route around the artwork showing their homemade flower lanterns. You'll want to see that!

Firefly Field @Gloeilampplantsoen

Firefly Field is an enchanting light installation of hundreds of flying lights that simulate the movements of fireflies. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground. The movement of each firefly is reflected on the grass. Together, they create a dynamic, curiosity-inducing, light scene over the Gloeilampplantsoen. You can get here from Strijp-S by walking under the overpass in the direction of Strijp-T!

DIORAMA @TQ building

You may not know the TQ building by name, but this is the largest building at Strijp-T. It is just on the other side of the beltway when seen from Strijp-S. During GLOW, the whole building transforms into a grand light artwork with the project DIORAMA. Thanks to 3D-projections, the building transforms into a giant diorama. It will seem as if the inside of the building is constantly changing. Each side of the TQ building symbolizes one of the cardinal directions. But what does that mean exactly? Discover it yourself!

Even more GLOW at Strijp-S and Strijp-T

This is only part of GLOW at Strijp-S and Strijp-T. Curious about the whole program? Visit the website of GLOW! Looking for practical information about GLOW? Then look here!

  • Districts
  • Strijp-S
  • Strijp-T
  • Culture & design
  • Events