• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 30.05 View price calendar

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Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival on a 1.5-hour cruise on the Dutch capital’s canals. This annual festival brings artists, architects and light designers from all over the world each winter, and you’ll have a unique vantage point of the artwork around the city as you cruise along the waterways. Delve into the city’s history and culture with your guide; see famous Amsterdam sights lit up by night; and opt to purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar throughout the cruise.


  • 1.5-hour cruise during the Amsterdam Festival of Light
  • Admire illuminated artworks and lit-up landmarks as you sail on Amsterdam's waterways
  • Listen to history- and culture-rich commentary from an onboard guide
  • Opt to purchase drinks and snacks from the boat's bar

What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise

Amsterdam Light Festival cruise

At your chosen departure time, make your own way to a central Amsterdam spot and board your comfortable, heated boat. Set sail on the illuminated waterways of the Dutch capital as your onboard guide provides an introduction to both the city of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Light Festival.

Look out at Dutch landmarks and illuminated artworks from the outer deck, and opt to purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar. Listen to explanations of contemporary artworks — created by famous Dutch artists — as you complete your cruise and return to your original departure point.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

A must! Seeing the city at night was beautiful. Do the day and night cruises to really see this lovely city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved the commentary and the beautiful night lights of Amsterdam. They were so pretty and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Really liked this cruise. Was better than I was expecting. Please note that they do not accept cash on the boat, only cards. Luckily we had both on us anyway, but would’ve been handy to know in advance so you can go prepared. Would do this cruise again

Bob J United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent service from staff,put us on an earlier boat as we were there early!
Great views ,especially from the open deck at the back ! Shame its cold in December !!

William G United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A must see if you visit during the Christmas Season.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017


Fern S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

It was incredible to discover the hidden gems as we floated along the rivers of Amsterdam. The lights were festive, magical and entertaining. It was a unique way to see Amsterdam.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great experience. Great tour of the light festival. Would recommend.

David W

4 star rating: Recommended April 2018

Great relaxing time. The serve was a little slow - you just have to keep asking.


4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

a very good night program to experience amsterdam night view from a boat

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