Sail past the ‘Water Colors’ light sculptures of the Amsterdam Light Festival on a 75-minute cruise. Settle aboard a whisper-quiet, electric boat and listen to the crystal-clear onboard commentary as you admire the sparkling illuminated artworks on the canals, bridges, and monuments. Hear the story behind the installations, sip hot chocolate or ‘glühwein,’ and use the provided pillow and blankets if you need extra warmth on the open and semi-indoor decks.
75-minute Amsterdam Light Festival evening cruise
Sail the 'Water Colors' past canals and bridges lined with beautiful light sculptures
Hot chocolate or mulled wine (glühwein) included
Super-quiet, electric boat lets you clearly hear onboard commentary
Heated open or semi-indoor decks with pillows and blankets if needed
Make your own way to the departure pier in central Amsterdam, and board your electric sightseeing boat.
Find a comfortable spot in either the heated open or semi-indoor seating areas, and if you wish, make use of the pillows and blankets. Then, enjoy the views of Amsterdam by night from the water as you set sail along the city's 16th-century canals. Your cruise follows the ‘Water Colors’ boat route of the Amsterdam Lights Festival, passing spectacular light sculptures that celebrate the city, and its history and culture.
Drink in the views of the illuminated installations and projections, all of them shining out from the canal sides, bridges, and monuments. Sip on warming hot chocolate or mulled wine (glühwein) from the bar, and take photos of the beautiful artworks as they pass.
While you sail, listen to the informative onboard commentary, learning about the creative thinking behind the artworks and the international contemporary artists who have created them. Your solar- and eco-powered electric boat runs at near-silent levels, so you can comfortably hear every word of the commentary.
After approximately 75 minutes on the water, moor back at the original departure pier, bringing your cruise experience to a close.