- Instant confirmation
- You will immediately receive your vouchers in your e-mail
- Mobile ticketing
- Validate your ticket with your phone. No need to print your vouchers
- Live guide
- Dutch and English
- Departure location
- Stadhouderskade 550 (opposite Heineken Experience)
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 15 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: he or she will tell you everything about the artworks along the 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. This is the tenth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival, with the theme ‘Celebrate Light’. During the cruise, you’ll see some of the most popular works of the recent years glowing in and around the canal ring.
What can you expect from our Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise?
Would you like to sail through the historic canals of Amsterdam 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! The light installations you’ll see are everyone’s favorite ones from the past ten editions. So you know they will be spectacular!
During this private boat tour 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 Heineken Experience at Stadhouderskade 550. 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.
Due to the latest COVID-19 measures, we have temporarily adjusted our departure times. The current departure times can be found in the booking widget.
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 Canal 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. Since we are one of the official partners of the Amsterdam Light Festival, this cruise has handy audio in English or Dutch and the canal boat is heated!
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 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Interested in our open boat cruise? Buy your cruise tickets now! Our Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour is something you don’t want to miss.