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Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise

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Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise

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Experience the lights of Amsterdam during the Light Festival on a 75-minute canal cruise from Central Station. Marvel at beautiful light installations and projections on the merchant houses, romantically floodlit bridges, and much more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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Dutch, English
Audio guide included
Dutch, English


  • See the unique light shows and projections of Amsterdam's Light Festival
  • Cruise along the Amstel River and be dazzled by Amsterdam, floodlit for the night
  • Sail under romantic bridges and past the merchant houses of the canals
  • Admire some of the city's cultural instituitions in their night time glory
  • Marvel at one-off light projections and art installations, such as the Temporal Tower
Full description
Climb aboard a canal boat to experience the incredible Light Festival of Amsterdam from the water. You will be welcomed on board the boat at Damrak Pier 5, near Centraal Station. Take your seat for a front-row view of the city, beautifully floodlit for the night. The glass-roof barge will provide panoramic views of the illuminated merchant houses, and the romantic bridges as you cruise along the Amstel River. Marvel at the unique light installations and projections built for the festival, and see some of the city’s cultural institutions glittering against the night sky. Once on board the boat, you will be provided with plenty of information about the innovative light sculptures you pass.
  • 75-minute canal cruise
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • 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
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Damrak Pier 5, Amsterdam, Nederland

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • All boats have on board toilet facilities
    • There are frequent departures approximately every 20 minutes
    • On December 31st, the last departure is at 6:30 PM
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    Overall rating

    3.6 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    January 7, 2020

    I cannot call this a 'light festival'. The photos you show do not match what I have seen. I found that very unfortunate.

    January 6, 2020

    It was a beautiful experience.

    December 27, 2019

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    Product ID: 48824