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Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise with Optional Drinks

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Cruise around Amsterdam’s beautiful canals on an eco-friendly electric boat. Enjoy the dazzling light festival of Amsterdam, as you sip on unlimited drinks.


  • On this cruise discover Amsterdam's canals lit up by stunning light art, transforming the city into a magical wonderland.

  • Glide past 24 unique light installations that reflect off the water, creating a mesmerizing evening experience.

  • The boat for this cruise is eco-friendly and available as semi-open or covered, combining sustainability with sightseeing.

  • Upgrade your ticket to enjoy unlimited drinks on board, including local favorites like mulled wine.

  • Fun Fact: The departure point is near Sea Palace, the first floating Chinese restaurant in Europe!


  • 75-min canal cruise in a luxury, electric boat

  • English-speaking host

  • Unlimited mulled wine, wine, beer, and soft drinks (optional)

  • Warm blankets (optional)

Cancellation policy

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

Ratings & Reviews

3.1K Ratings
Julia Krzyzanowska


United Kingdom
Jan, 2024
Your host, Danielle the student from Germany, was amazing! Absolute pro, and very, very entertaining. I loved it! Nighttime canal rides with endless mulled wine are the way to go in Dam. The perfect end to a perfect day.
Maria Gertrudis Nobel


Jan, 2024
It turned out that we were in an extra hired salon boat: smaller and very atmospheric! Only the chaos before departure with several large groups was a bit less.
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Megan Jade Macaulay


Jan, 2024
Best view of Amsterdam is from the canals - our guide was incredible with a great knowledge about the history of Amsterdam as well as the light festival. Loved it from start to finish and would highly recommend as a fun activity whether you're just visiting Amsterdam or have been there all your life.
JoAnne Eppner


Jan, 2024
The guides, the schedule and the drinks were great. We were only disappointed by the small number of light sculptures.
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Olivier Mievis


Jan, 2024
Pleasant hosts, nice little cruise and plenty to drink. Light festival itself very average compared to other experiences in other cities.
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Starting Your Light Festival Cruise

The Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual event that transforms the city into a bright and colorful spectacle during the winter months. Artists, designers, and architects from all over the world contribute their light installations and artworks, which are displayed along the canals and streets of Amsterdam. The festival typically features a different theme each year, this year's being AI and technology. Taking the Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise is a great choice! The crew in orange will welcome you aboard an electric boat (yep, it's eco-friendly!), and if you opt for the ticket option with drinks – maybe try some mulled wine for a real Dutch feel.

Cruising Through Illuminated Canals

Once you're on the water, the real magic begins. The cruise takes you past amazing light art – 24 pieces all about AI and technology, lighting up the night. You can choose between a semi-open or covered boat tour of about 75 minutes to see the city in a whole new light.

Important Information

  • Pets and animals are not allowed in the experience. Only guide dogs are allowed.

  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

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

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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