“Turn on the Lights” stuns cities across Netherlands

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Turn on the Lights 2015 (Photo: @deBijenkorf/Twitter). (Turn on the Lights 2015 (Photo: @deBijenkorf/Twitter))

The festive season officially kicked off with the light festival Turn on the Lights in cities across the Netherlands on Thursday night. The Bijenkorf festival of lights spectacle started out in Amsterdam eight years ago and has since spread to many other cities, including Rotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven and Maastricht. The Amsterdam festival was kicked off by Swedish Song Festival winner Loreen. In Rotterdam hundreds of people watched the Bijenkorf light 76 thousand lights in and around their building. And the Eindhoven spectacle was accompanied by street performers Compagnie des Quidams.

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