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Amsterdam Light Festival Semi-Open Boat Cruise

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1 hr 30 mins
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Enjoy a semi-open boat cruise that offers you panoramic views of Amsterdam all lit up during the Amsterdam Light Festival!


  • Enjoy a 90-minute boat ride along historic canals to see the Amsterdam Light Festival.
  • The theme is 'Celebrate Light' and it features beautiful light sculptures, projections, and installations.
  • You'll also see some of the most popular art pieces from the previous 9 editions of the festival.
  • The semi-open boat ride guarantees unobstructed views and cozy seating with blankets.
  • Listen to an audio guide (available in English and Dutch) narrate the back story of each piece of art.
  • See the Festival of Lights route map here.


  • 90-minute canal cruise
  • Unobstructed views from a semi-open boat
  • Blankets to keep you warm
  • Audio guide in English and Dutch

cancellation policy

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

your experience

Every winter, the Amsterdam Light Festival illuminates the city's streets and historic canals. This year, for its 10th edition, the festival has chosen the theme 'Celebrate Light.' Featuring stunning light installations, sculptures, and art pieces by contemporary artists, the route is truly a sight to behold. What's interesting is that this year, thanks to public demand, several artworks from the previous nine editions will also be displayed.

The ideal way to explore these magical views is via a boat cruise through the canals. With this semi-open boat tour, you'll have unparalleled views of the stars, apart from the twenty or so beautiful light artworks on display. Simply sit back and snuggle in with the blankets you will be provided with to keep away the winter chill. Just in case the weather turns wet, the boat's glass top will cover you, or a regular canal boat will be used. Either way, you will have the best seats!

Along the way, listen to the audio guide (available in Dutch & English) that fills you in on the stories behind the light installations you pass by. Your winter is guaranteed to be brighter and cozier with this experience!

know before you go

Important Information

  • Waiting time can occur even with a timeslot due to large crowds.
  • There is no toilet available on board.
  • All participants over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts.
  • Everyone is expected to bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc).
  • Children under 4 years of age go free of charge if they do not occupy their own seat.
  • See the Festival of Lights route map here.


Daily at 4:45 pm.

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 4-13 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

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.
  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Getting There

By metro

  • The nearest metro station is Centraal Station, 4 minutes away from the boarding point.
  • Metro lines #51, #53 and #54 will get you there.

By bus

  • The nearest bus stop is Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen, right in front of the boarding point.
  • Union Ivkovi Unibus will get you there.

By tram

  • The closest tram stop is, Amsterdam, Centraal Station, a 4-minute walk from the boarding point.
  • Trams #2, #12, #13 and #17 will get you there.


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