Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise

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  • 90 minutes
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
€ 26,50
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About this activity

€ 26,50
Wheelchair accessible
Please check the information in the description below for more information on how to book a wheelchair accessible boat.
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Official Amsterdam Light Festival audio guide
Dutch and English

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Are you looking for tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival? Then you’ve come to the right place! We offer the official Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise, where you’ll explore Amsterdam in a heated, covered canal boat. During this cruise, you’ll not only experience the unique atmosphere of Amsterdam at night, but also spot the most beautiful light artworks.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Amsterdam Light Festival. It revolves around the theme ‘Celebrate Light’. This winter, we’ll re-experience the most favorite, appealing, inspiring and popular light artworks and light sculptures of the past nine editions. From the comfort of our heated boats, you’ll enjoy a 90 minute canal cruise past all of the light artworks. During the cruise, you’ll listen to the official Amsterdam Light Festival audio guide which we offer in English and Dutch.

What can you expect during our Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise?

Amsterdam is already magical at night – the city is just a bit quieter and the lights of the bridges give it a beautiful atmosphere, but during the light festival there’s even more magic. The beautifully lit artworks will pass you one after another during our 90-minute canal cruise. So keep your camera ready, because you’ll be photographing a lot of beautiful sights!

During our Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise, you can listen to the official audio story which tells you all the stories about the artworks and the artists. Want to experience the light artworks from up close? Check out our Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise!

When does Blue Boat offer the Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruises?

During the entire period of the Amsterdam Light Festival (December 2, 2021 to January 23, 2022), we offer our Amsterdam Light Festival cruises. Our boats depart from our dock opposite Heineken Experience at Stadhouderskade 550.

The first departure is 5 PM. From Sunday to Wednesday, the last departure is at 8 PM and from Thursday to Saturday the last departure is at 9 PM. During the Christmas holidays, we have extra early departure times for our youngest visitors. The first cruise will depart at 4:45 PM from our dock opposite the Heineken Experience.
Please note: we do not offer cruises on Christmas Day (25-12-2021) and New Year’s Eve (31-12-2021).

Drinks and snacks are not included in these tours, but you can buy them at our ticketing office. Or you can add a delicious snack box during your booking online. The snack box includes chips, Gouda cheese biscuits, popcorn, peanuts and a soft drink.

Are the Amsterdam Light Festival cruises wheelchair accessible?

Yes! Blue Boat is the only canal cruise company with wheelchair accessible boats. However, not all our boats are wheelchair friendly. This means that if there’s a guest in a wheelchair in the group, a reservation must be made in advance. Select one of the following time slots to get on a boat that is wheelchair accessible: 5 PM or 7:30 PM. Then indicate during the booking process via the ‘note’ field that there is a wheelchair in the group or contact our reservations department to inform us of this. Our reservations department can be reached by email at You can also call us daily between 9AM and 5PM at 020 – 679 1370.

Is the Amsterdam Light Festival also fun for kids?

Yes, kids love watching the beautifully lit up artworks in the canals of Amsterdam. If you book an Amsterdam Light Festival ticket with us, each child will also receive a fun, little surprise package.
If you are looking for a cruise specifically for children, we also recommend our Kids Cruise. Please note: this is a regular Kids Cruise that doesn’t pass by the Amsterdam Light Festival artworks.

Where can I buy tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise?

You can easily buy your tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival on our website days or hours in advance. After your booking, you’ll receive your tickets as a PDF file in your email. You can simply show this when boarding, so you don’t even have to print your tickets. Handy, right?

Of course, you can also decide at the last minute to buy tickets at our ticket office. However, to avoid crowds, we always recommend booking your tickets in advance.

Where do I hop on for my Amsterdam Light Festival cruise?

Our Amsterdam Light Festival cruises depart from Stadhouderskade 550, opposite the Heineken Experience. Before you do, please check out our COVID-19 FAQ for our safety measures.

Are you ready to cruise through the canals and see stunning works of light art? Book your Amsterdam Light Festival cruise tickets now at Blue Boat!

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