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Amsterdam Light Festival on an Open-Air Boat Tour

Amsterdam Light Festival on an Open-Air Boat Tour

From US$ 29.97 per person

Why walk when you can float along in style? With this Amsterdam boat cruise, get spectacular views of the unique annual Amsterdam Light Festival over 75 minutes.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English


  • Have spectacular views of the annual Amsterdam Light Festival
  • Listen to your captain who will be your live guide
  • Snuggle under warm blankets on board
Full description

Winter nights in the UNESCO-listed historic center are spectacularly illuminated during the Amsterdam Light Festival. Marvel at the city's dazzling display of colorfully lit landmarks and fantastic light projections and sculptures along the charming waterways from the vantage point of a river barge. 

From the open boat, you will have the best view of the picturesque capital and light art. Thanks to its shape, the small boat is not just easy to maneuver but also very cozy. Furthermore, because it operates on electricity so it is sustainable. Soak up the joyful festive spirit as you sail along the canals during the light festival. Winter's dark and gloom is instantly cheered with delightful installations along the water.

Take it all in from your seat on an open boat under a warm blanket with a complimentary hot beverage. Listen to the engaging captain, who will also act as your guide, as you cruise by magical works by renowned artists. The use of clever design and modern technology creates a gleaming wonderland. 

In case of bad weather conditions, you will be contacted before 2 PM. The ticket will be converted to a ticket for a covered boat, or to another date of your choice.

  • 75-minute boat cruise
  • Live guide
  • Warm blanket on board
  • Free Wi-Fi at the departure point
  • Food
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Look for Stromma shop, Damrak Pier 6 (Open Boat Tours)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The Amsterdam Light Festival occurs from December 02, 2021 to January 23, 2022
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 26 reviews

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January 11, 2020

Light instillations were amazing, our guide was extremely knowledgable about the city and also very funny. Was definitely one of the best things we did while in Amsterdam.

January 5, 2020

The tour was amazing!

January 2, 2020

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