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- You will immediately receive your vouchers in your e-mail
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- Live guide
- Dutch and English
During our Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise, you’ll explore the route of the Amsterdam Light Festival from an open boat, with a maximum capacity of 25 people. The open boat can sail close to the artworks, which will provide you an unobstructed view.
In addition, the captain is your live guide: they’ll tell you everything about the artworks along the sailing route. If you want to experience the beauty of the light artworks in a more intimate way, our open boat cruise for the Amsterdam Light Festival is ideal! For those that get cold easily there are blankets on board.
What can you expect from our Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise?
Would you like to sail through the Amsterdam canals in a small open boat when the night falls? Then our open boat cruise is the way to go. Amsterdam gets a completely different vibe when it’s dark.
The city is just a little bit quieter and the illuminated bridges provide a different atmosphere. Add to that some impressive light artworks and you’ll be amazed!
Your captain will not only sail you through the most beautiful canals, but will also tell you in detail about the city and the impressive light artworks along the route. We have a nice warm blanket ready for you that you can wrap around yourself to keep warm during the cruise.
When does Blue Boat offer the Amsterdam Light Festival open sloop cruises?
During the period of the Amsterdam Light Festival (from December 2, 2021 to January 23, 2022), we sail with our open sloop every day, weather permitting.
From Sunday to Thursday, we sail at 5 PM and 7 PM. From Friday to Saturday, we offer three departures: at 5 PM, at 7 PM and at 9 PM.
Additional time slots will be added during the Christmas holidays (26 December 2021 to 8 January 2022). We’ll sail every day at 5 PM. 7 PM and 9 PM.
Our open boat departs from our dock opposite Hard Rock Cafe at Stadhouderskade 501. You can buy drinks and snacks for your cruise at the ticket office.
Please note: We do not offer cruises on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The cruise will be canceled in extreme weather conditions. We will then contact you and give you the option to join the covered, regular Amsterdam Light Festival cruise or to move your ticket to another date.
Is the Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, our open boat is not wheelchair accessible. However, our regular Amsterdam Light Festival cruise is wheelchair accessible. Click here for more information about that cruise.
Where can I book tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise?
You can easily book your tickets on this page. You’ll receive your tickets in your email as a PDF file after your booking. You don’t have to print your tickets, but you can simply show the code on your mobile phone when boarding. Which is also better for the environment!
Of course you can also buy tickets at our box office but to be sure of your place on our open boat, we always recommend buying your tickets online. After all, only 25 people can enjoy our open boat cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival at a time.
Where do I get on for my Amsterdam Light Festival cruise?
Our Light Festival open boat cruise departs at Stadhouderskade 501, opposite the Hard Rock Cafe.