Amsterdam Light Festival

The amazing Amsterdam Light Festival 2021 - 2022 starts on 2 December! To celebrate the 10th Festival of Light in Amsterdam, this edition will consist of some of the public’s favourite light art from past editions as well as new light shows. The Amsterdam Light Festival water route makes a comeback this year and takes you on an almost 6 km long tour through the Weesperbuurt en Plantage borough of the city.

The theme of the Amsterdam Light Festival artworks this year is Celebrate Light. It allows for a celebration of the festival itself as well as providing a platform to highlight social issues, such as loneliness and child poverty, to remind guests that not everyone is able to participate in the celebrations.

Different types of tours

The best way to visit the festival is with an Amsterdam Light Festival cruise. Lovers Canal Cruises offers two types of cruises during the festival. The most famous and popular cruise offers two departure locations you can choose between, across from Central Station and on the Leidsekade. Here you will find the cosy hustle and bustle of the quay.

If you want to take the best pictures during the Amsterdam Light Festival, we recommend the Semi-open boat. Because then you don't have to photograph through a window and get the best-unobscured views of the Amsterdam Light Festival artworks.

Book your tickets now!

The comfortable, modern and heated boats of Lovers Canal Cruises provide an experience that you will not soon forget. All boats are provided with an audio guide in Dutch and English, so during the tour, you will also get information about the works of art and the artists who made them. Do not wait too long and book your Amsterdam Light Festival tickets now!

LOVERS Canal Cruises has been an Official Partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival for 10 years, we offer more options than any other canal company with different types of cruises and departure locations. And LOVERS Canal Cruise tickets can often be rescheduled or cancelled for free (up to 24 hours in advance). Read here how our guests have experienced previous editions of the festival and check out the frequently asked questions about the Amsterdam Light Festival here