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Amsterdam: Light Festival Boat Cruise with Live Commentary

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Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival on a canal boat cruise, including live commentary from the ship's skipper. Travel through the city's famous canals as you marvel at 20 works of light art.


  • Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival in a unique way on this canal cruise
  • Sit back and relax in a comfortable and heated boat powered by electric energy
  • Learn all about the individual artworks by browsing an informative brochure
  • Enjoy live commentary about the artworks and city sights from your skipper
  • Take in the canal views on a route specially designed to pass all 20 artworks


Hop on board of a brand new 100% electric canal boat and encounter the beautiful artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival. See the city from the water as you enjoy live commentary, as well as browsing a brochure which explain the artworks as you go. Head out on your boat through the IJ and towards the lights on the Amstel river. Pass sights like the Nemo and the fully restored Maritime Museum. Encounter the famous Skinny Bridge as your boat navigates towards the Artis Zoo. Admire the 20 beautiful light works of art which are stationed on the way, both in and around the city's canals. Discover the stories of each work as well as hearing stories from the city with commentary from your local skipper. A brochure explaining each work of art is also provided. Experience Amsterdam's icnonic winter cityscape inclduing seeing many bridges and historic buildings lit. Take in this year's festival theme of Imagine Beyond, with light installations inspired to provoke your imagination. Benefit from a relaxing and unique perspective on the light installations from a modern, comfortable, and heated boat with 100% electric power. Encounter all the artworks with the cruise taking a special route to ensure you see them all.


Boat cruise Live commentary Brochure with explanation of the artworks

Important Information

  • The 11th Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from the 1st of December 2022 until the 22nd of January 2023
  • Live commentary is in Dutch and English, but a booklet in Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Italian, is available free of charge

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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