This is a fast-track location. Amsterdam will be transformed into a true city of light during the Amsterdam Light Festival. This departure location is located at the Leidse Kade. Departs daily every hour during the festival.
Enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival on the Small Boat! Including Gluhwein or hot chocolate milk during an intimate cruise. Great opportunities to take pictures. This departure point is located opposite Amsterdam Central Station across from the Barbizon Palace Hotel.
Enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival on the Dutch Authentic Boat! Including Gluhwein, unlimited drinks and a snack during an intimate cruise. This departure point is located opposite Amsterdam Central Station across from the Barbizon Palace Hotel.
Combine a cruise through the canals during the Amsterdam Light Festival with a delicious pancake on the Westermarkt. A great evening out! Departure location: Anne Frank House
Combine a cruise through the canals during the Amsterdam Light Festival with a delicious pancake on the Westermarkt. A great evening out! Departure location: Leidseplein
Amsterdam Light Festival
The amazing Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 – 2018 starts on November 30th. With 37 artists from 14 countries, the sixth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival is a not to miss edition. A special contribution will be made this year by artist Ai Weiwei. Based on this years theme, Existential, he has made a 6.3-kilometer long line that runs along the entire Amsterdam Light Festival route. With the artwork, he questions the meaning of boundaries: who determines boundaries and who controls them? Another remarkable work of art is that of German artist Claudia Reh. She has made her light art together with students from Amsterdam primary schools.
Different types of tours
The best way to visit the festival is with an Amsterdam Light Festival cruise. Lovers Canal Cruises offers various types of cruises during the festival. The most famous and popular location is at the Amsterdam Central Station. Here you will find the cozy hustle and bustle of the quay. While you wait for your boat to arrive, you can enjoy the music from our DJ. Would you rather enjoy an Amsterdam Light Festival cruise in a quieter way? Then you can choose the fast track locations on the Leidseplein and the quay at the Anne Frank House. Here it is often less crowded, and you can quickly get on a boat. Also, we also offer an Amsterdam Light Festival cruise in a Small boat. This boat has a section that is open (unless it's raining) making it easy to take pictures. Thanks to the blankets you get during the cruise you do not suffer from the cold.
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. Do not wait too long and book your Amsterdam Light Festival tickets now!