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Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise

The Amsterdam Light Festival is organized yearly in the dark winter months of december and januari, lighting up our spirits with beautiful artworks. Each year has it’s own theme and because the international creators use light as their central focus, the artworks are best admired at night.

As the Amsterdam Light Festival is free of charge, you can enjoy it by walking past all the light sculptures, but isn’t it even better doing so by boat? As many of the pieces of art are situated on or near the water, floating by makes the experience even more mesmerizing.

have the option of closed top boats and boats without a roof. We prefer the last ones as they give you the best views and perfect options for a selfie.

In closed top boats you don’t have to bring an umbrella though and the historic ones even offer a cup of glühwein (warmed up wine with winter spices like cinnamon and orange) to complete the romantic winter scene.

If you want your schedule to be flexible, you can also hop on a boat when it suits you using the skip the line version behind the Leidseplein. Just pick and choose your ideal option.

The light sculptures in the winter of 2017 and 2018 are themed Existential. The pieces of art of the 35 international artists, including living legend Ai Weiwei, portray the connection of people and how light can bring us closer together.

The eight edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from 28 November 2019 to 19 January 2020. The theme is “DISRUPT!”. Entirely in line with the theme, the open-air exhibition has a new route, which deviates from the traditional route over the Herengracht. The route (Oosterdok, Oudeschans, Amstel, Nieuwe Keizersgracht, Plantage Muidergracht, Entrepotdok) explores the eastern part of the centre. The exhibition is beautiful from the water to admire. You can do this on your own or by booking a tour.

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise
Cruising through Amsterdam’s canals

The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is organized:

28 November 2019 – 19 January 2020

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise:

From € 19,5


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