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2 hrs 15 mins
Audio guide
Meals included

Cruise away on a heated canal boat and catch views of the incredible Amsterdam Light Festival after treating yourself to a delicious Dutch meal.


  • Experience Amsterdam’s historic canals all lit up, thanks to the Amsterdam Light Festival, themed as Imagine Beyond.

  • Enjoy relishing a special menu at the LOVERS Café before you begin your journey into the world of imagination.

  • Admire over 20 beautiful light artworks from around the world.

  • Your boat tour includes onboard commentary in English and Dutch from an audio guide.

  • Sit comfortably inside a heated boat and check out beautiful light sculptures, projections, and installations.


  • 1.5hr canal cruise

  • Dinner at the LOVERS Café

  • Audio guide in English and Dutch

  • Free WiFi onboard

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

Picture yourself on a boat on the Amstel River, seeing Amsterdam illuminated with spectacular light artworks. What's more? You get to enjoy this festival post a delicious meal at the LOVERS Café. Step inside this restaurant and relish a special menu that includes satay, fries, and acar with onion, seasoned chicken, and more.

After dinner, hop on the heated boat to enjoy unparalleled views of the light art while you relax and take in the glowing sights. The theme Imagine Beyond will take you on a journey to the world of imagination. The almost 6-km-long route is designed in such a way that you can see all the works of art, both on the quay and along the canals.

Starting at Prins Hendrikkade, the canal boat takes you through the Weesperbuurt and Plantage neighborhoods, where you can find all the art on display. You also have the company of an audio guide (available in English and Dutch) that fills you in on the back story behind each beautiful light installation.

know before you go

Important Information

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

  • Everyone is expected to bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc).

  • See the Festival of Lights route map here.


  • Daily: 4pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your experience to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Your boarding point is at Lovers Canal Cruises Boating Point.

  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 25, in front of Central Station, Amsterdam.

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Getting There

The quay of Lovers Canal Cruises lies opposite Amsterdam Central Station, between the LOVERS shop and the GVB Tickets & Info. It is, therefore, easily accessible by metro, tram, and bus.

  • Tram: Lines 2, 12, 13, and 17 stop at Amsterdam, Centraal Station.

  • Metro: Lines 51, 53, and 54 stop at Centraal Station.

  • Bus: The Union Ivkoni - Unibus stops at Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen, which is located directly in front of the boarding point.


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