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Open boat cruises – guided by your captain!

From the 28th of November 2019 to the 19th of January 2020 the 8th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will be taking over the city. During this light art festival several artworks and installations from (inter)national artists, designers & architects will light up the city center of Amsterdam. On our small, open boats you’ll have unobstructed views of the artworks and the night city. Your captain is your guide on this cruise and will tell you all about the sights and the light arts you pass.

Rather be warm and dry?

Do you prefer to be in a heated, covered canal cruise boat That’s possible – go to our regular Amsterdam Light Festival cruise page.

  • Cruise style Cruise type
      Guided Cruise
    • Duration 90 min

    The 2018-2019 theme

    The theme that has inspired this years artist is ‘The Medium is the Message’. The idea behind this famous expression by Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan is simpel: not only the message itself, but the way we send the message is important. And light place an important role as messanger in a lot of ways.

    What is included in this Canal Cruise?Items included in the cost of this Canal Cruise
    • 90 minute cruise on a small open boat
    • Your captain is you guide
    • Guarenteed seats at reserved date & time without extra costs

    Blue Boat is an official partner of Amsterdam Light Festival!

    1. Departure location: Stadhouderskade 550 Opposite Heineken Experience

      Daily* departure times at 17:00, 19:00 and 21:00.

      * There are no departures on the 25th and 31st December 2019.

    An open boat cruise means you are as close as possible to the city and the art installations. However, you are also exposed to the elements, and we understand this might not be to comfortable in a thunder storm or – you never know in Holland! – snow or hail.
    In case the weather is not suitable for an open boat cruise*, we will book you on one of the covered boats.

    If this is not possible, or if you do not want this, we will give you a full refund.

    *This decision is made by the managing director of Blue Boat

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