Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise
Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise

Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 - 2024 Canal Cruise

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General information

  • Duration: ± 75 minutes, longer if the canals are very busy
  • Check-in 15 mins before departure 
  • With audio guide in English and Dutch
  • Amsterdam Light Festival dates: 30 November 2023 - 21 January 2024
  • Child ticket for 4-13 years old
  • Departure location: Prins Hendrikkade 25, Amsterdam
  • Waiting time can occur even with a timeslot due to large crowds
  • Only service dogs (who must be identifiable as such) are allowed on the boat
  • Enjoy free WiFi onboard
  • E-ticket is directly available on smartphones
  • You can reschedule your tickets yourself via our self rebook page up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the scheduled start of the cruise
  • Some of the images on this page are from previous editions and artist impressions

About this activity

  • The best Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
  • Duration: approx. 75 minutes
  • Learn more about the artwork and artists with an audio guide

Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 - 2024

In the dark winter months of December 2023 and January 2024, Amsterdam will be transformed into a beautiful open-air light art museum for the 12th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. For this edition, the festival has chosen the theme LOADING…Revealing Art, AI and Tech. With this theme, the festival asks you to think about the impact of both on the human existence.

Every day, technology and artificial intelligence are used more and more, influencing how we communicate, socialise and create. Join us on a cruise past the various light art, look through the windows and think for yourself how you feel about the use of technology and artificial intelligence. The artworks highlight different perspectives on the theme.

The best boat tour of the Amsterdam Light Festival

The best way to enjoy these light artworks is with an Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise. From the Amsterdam canals, you have a first-class view of the light art while you can relax and look around. The Amsterdam Light Festival route is designed in such a way that you can see all the artworks in the canals and on the quay.

Like in previous editions, LOVERS Canal Cruises is an official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival. With this cruise you step on board a comfortable, modern and heated LOVERS canal boat at Central Station. From here, the Light Festival tour through Amsterdam takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage canals where the art collection is on display.

Along the way, the audio guide, in English and Dutch, tells you more about the beautiful light installations you pass by. The coldest and darkest months of the year will be a lot lighter and cosier with Amsterdam Light Festival boat tickets from Lovers Canal Cruises.

Book your Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 - 2024 Tickets now

Are you curious to see how the light artworks portray the theme during the Amsterdam Light Festival? We cannot wait to welcome you on board our boats and enjoy the festival with you. Get your tickets for this light tour through Amsterdam now and get ready to see the incredible works of art that light up the city during the Amsterdam Light Festival.

How to visit the Amsterdam Light Festival?

The departure locations of LOVERS Canal Cruises are easily accessible by bike, public transport or car.

Prins Hendrikkade 25
Public transport:
The quay is in front of Amsterdam Central Station, between Martelaarsgracht and Singel, and is easily reachable by train, metro, tram and bus.

During the Amsterdam Light Festival LOVERS guests can exclusively park their car at a discount at the Prins Hendrikkade parking garage from Qpark. For availability and reserving a parking spot check the Qpark website.