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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:75 minutes

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise from a Glass-Topped Canal Barge Including Dutch Snacks

Admire the spectacular Amsterdam Light Festival while savoring a hearty meal on this holiday canal cruise. Listen to illuminating commentary about the 30 light sculptures and projections from international artists that make up the dazzling display. You will also pass top Amsterdam attractions including the Amstel river, Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) and the Oudezijds Voorburgwal – Amsterdam’s oldest canal. Warm up with mulled wine and a meal of green pea soup and ham sandwich on this captivating, family-friendly cruise that runs throughout the festival from early November 2014 to mid-January 2015.

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  • Delight in the Amsterdam Light Festival on this holiday canal cruise with mulled wine and a classic Dutch dish
  • Witness 30 light projections and installations by international artists during the second Amsterdam Light Festival
  • Pass Amsterdam landmarks including the Amstel river, Skinny Bridge and City Hall
  • Listen to audio commentary about the light sculptures you see on your 75-minute evening cruise
  • Festival runs from November 27, 2014, through January 18, 2015

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Only for a short time once a year do you have the opportunity to see Amsterdam magically transformed into a city of light. Do not miss out on this unique chance.

What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise from a Glass-Topped Canal Barge Including Dutch Snacks

Enjoy a warming pea soup on your cruise

Your magical holiday cruise begins opposite Central Station in central Amsterdam, where you'll board one of Holland International's glass-topped barges. Settle in with a glass of Glühwein -- or mulled wine -- as you begin your tour of the third annual Amsterdam Light Festival, a fantastic collection of light sculptures on view from November 27, 2014, through January 18, 2015.

Thirty works of art using light were selected from the more than 300 entries for this year's festival, which centers on the theme 'Building with Light.' Listen to audio commentary in English and Dutch about the mesmerizing light sculptures and projections you pass and the creative artists who designed them. You'll also see major Amsterdam attractions such as the Amstel River, Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug), City Hall and Oudezijds Voorburgwal -- the oldest canal in Amsterdam.

Keep warm by indulging in a hearty meal of green pea soup and ham sandwich. As you make your way through Amsterdam's famous canals, soak up the festive atmosphere evoked by the stunning light sculptures that will inspire wonder in young and old alike. Your 75-minute cruise through the Amsterdam Light Festival concludes at Central Station.
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