Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise
Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise

Amsterdam Light Festival 2022 - 2023 Canal Cruise

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General information

  • Duration: ± 60 minutes, longer if the canals are very busy
  • Check-in 5 mins before departure 
  • With audio guide in English and Dutch
  • Amsterdam Light Festival dates: 1 December 2022 - 22 January 2023
  • 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
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the scheduled start of the cruise
  • Some of the images on this page are from previous editions

About this activity

  • The best Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Learn more about the artwork and artists with an audio guide

Amsterdam Light Festival 2022 - 2023

In the dark winter months of December 2022 and January 2023, Amsterdam will be transformed into a beautiful open-air light art museum for the 11th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. For this edition, the festival has chosen the theme Imagine Beyond. Through this theme the festival will take you on a journey to the world of imagination.

Imagination allows us to envision the day of tomorrow however we like, we can dream beyond the here and now. Join us on a cruise past the various light art, look through the windows and let your fantasy run wild. Are those talking lamps that you are seeing, virtual bridges, uphill flowing water?

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 Weesperbuurt en Plantage borough of the city where the art collection is on display.

Along the way, the audio guide, in Dutch & English, 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 2022 - 2023 Tickets now

Are you excited to Imagine Beyond with 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.

Accessibility Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise

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, on the opposite side of the bike-flat, and is very 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.