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Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise with Audio Guide & Host

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Set out on a boat tour and explore beautiful light sculptures and works of art along Amsterdam's iconic canals!


  • Hop aboard an electric canal boat for an immersive experience of the Amsterdam Light Festival, getting up close to 20 stunning light artworks.

  • Cruise through Amsterdam's picturesque canals and the Amstel River, passing by iconic landmarks like the Nemo Museum, Maritime Museum, and the enchanting Skinny Bridge.

  • Learn about the artworks, artists, and festival themes with live commentary from a local skipper or listen to an in-depth audio guide available in 6 languages.

  • Captivating Cityscape: Marvel at Amsterdam's enchanting winter cityscape as historic buildings and charming bridges are illuminated, creating a magical atmosphere.


  • 75/90-min canal cruise

  • English & Duch-speaking skipper host

  • Audio guide in 6 languages

  • Headphones

  • Free WiFi onboard

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

555 Ratings
Garré Anaïs


Jan, 2024
No guide or audio-guide in French... too bad... Otherwise a lovely cruise and festival of lights... Even if a little long at the end... certainly due to the fact that we didn't have a guide...
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María Isabel Arteaga Alarcón


Jan, 2024
The cruise was very good, although since it was raining, visibility was reduced, but I highly recommend the experience.
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Victorien Barendrecht


Jan, 2024
Nice in evening through the canal, could for me dwell a little longer at the light pardae exhibits, we sat backwards so was sometimes a little difficult viewing, especially for my elderly mother, but otherwise nice audio tour! And nice and warm in the boat and clean.
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Joanna Kaczmarek


Jan, 2024
I loved the humor of the crew and that we could laught and sing. All together with unknown people. This things connect everybody
Delamare Deboutteville Vinca


Jan, 2024
The festival is magnificent, and the French commentaries on the town's history are interesting. The inhabitants decorate their houses beautifully, adding to the artistic spectacle. The works of light are not of equal quality, but some are truly moving. The big drawback is that the whole thing lacks organization: you can end up outside the boat without wanting to, and it's not warm in the evening! The works are not commented in French, and the headphones are of poor quality.
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Embark on an enchanting journey aboard an electric canal boat, for a gateway to a world of luminous wonder at the Amsterdam Light Festival. Let the city's heartbeats guide you as you float gently along the tranquil waters, witnessing Amsterdam's grandeur from an entirely new vantage point. Engage in live commentary by a skipper guide about the artworks, their visionary creators, and the tapestry of themes they weave. Unlock the secrets of the Amsterdam Light Festival in 6 languages with our audio guide, designed to make your experience truly immersive.

As you sail through the IJ and along the Amstel River, catch glimpses of iconic landmarks like Nemo and the lovingly restored Maritime Museum. Come across the iconic Skinny Bridge as you cruise toward the enchanting Artis Zoo.

Behold a gallery of light, where 20 luminous masterpieces adorn your path, nestled harmoniously in and around the city's historic canals. Witness Amsterdam's winter cityscape come alive with the radiant glow of illuminated bridges and historic buildings.

Important Information

  • The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French and Dutch.

  • Waiting time can occur even with a timeslot due to large crowds.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

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