Amsterdam Light Festival 1.5-Hour Open Boat Cruise

Amsterdam Light Festival 1.5-Hour Open Boat Cruise

From $31.44 per person

See the light installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival on a 1.5-hour cruise by open boat. Experience the dazzling light displays of the winter art festival from a privileged position along the canals of the city's historic Canal Belt.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Dutch, English


  • See the light installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival on an open boat
  • Marvel at light projections on some of the city's famous landmarks
  • Hear explanations of the art and monuments on picturesque canals
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Climb aboard an open boat for an intimate cruise down the canals of Amsterdam, and see the annual Amsterdam Light Festival from a great perspective. Marvel at the light installations and projections on famous landmarks from the comfort of a heated boat. Get unobstructed views of the illuminated artworks from the roofless vessel. Hear explanations and stories behind the installations from your captain, who will also tell you the history of Amsterdam as you pass some of the city’s most famous sights. Enjoy a complimentary drink, and snuggle under the provided blankets to experience the 5th anniversary of the Amsterdam Light Festival in complete comfort.
  • 1.5-hour canal cruise by open boat
  • Chance to see the art installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival
  • Blankets to keep you warm

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      Meeting point

      Blue Boat Company ticket office, Stadhouderskade 30, Amsterdam.

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      • Please ensure you wear warm clothes for the cruise. The winter temperatures in Amsterdam are average to cold
      • If the open boat tour is cancelled due to bad weather, an alternative option will be found
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      4 /5

      based on 22 reviews

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      Unfortunately disappointing

      Unfortunately, the festival was disappointing, a lot of the promised light installations did not work. Some of the installations were seen, but nothing lit up. At the beginning of the trip nothing lit up because I understand a little English and the boat operator was talking by radio, I understood that in the first part of the trip there were total failures of the lights. (However, this was the only thing the man did for his best, there were no explanations regarding the installation or the location where we were while we were driving, he was just silent.) Boat itself was very good - driving in the dark had nice moments - just a shame there was no information - conclusion: Would not book this trip under the same circumstances. Price-performance ratio not given.

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      December 26, 2017

      An absolute highlight of our Amsterdam trip!

      The open boat trip was a real highlight. The blankets and hot drinks warmed us well. The view and the feeling were absolutely great. We were in a small group with a great captain (Max was top) who provided a lot of information about the Light Festival and the artworks. Definitely totally interesting, romantic and grandiose.

      December 22, 2016

      very nice crew, courteous and with additional information through the light festival ... anytime again

      December 28, 2019

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