Amsterdam Light Festival – Dutch Authentic Boat
Amsterdam Light Festival – Dutch Authentic Boat

Amsterdam Light Festival – Dutch Authentic Boat

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Important info

  • Departures:
    Frequent departures. Check the calendar for available timeslots 
  • Duration: 
    ± 75 min.
  • Check-in:
    10 minutes before departure time
    In busy periods waiting times may apply.
  • Period:
    November 29th, 2018- January 20th, 2019
  • Child age and price 
    0 - 3 years: free
    4 - 13 years: € 16.50
  • This is a ticket for a specific date and time ('time slotted ticket') and is not refundable without costs. For questions please contact

What's included?

  • Guide (English)
  • Gluhwein and unlimited drinks
  • Snacks
  • Heated boat

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Amsterdam Light Festival

Contemporary artists from all over the world have created spectacular light art, that will light up the city center of Amsterdam during the darkest months of the year.

During the cruise on the Dutch Authentic Boat, you’ll get a glass of Glühwein (mulled wine), unlimited drinks and a snack while you enjoy the view. The boat you are on is the beautifully restored historic boat the WM1. The boat is electric, heated and equipped with all modern conveniences.

Highlights Amsterdam Light Festival

  • Spectacular light art
  • The unique warm atmosphere in the coldest months of the year
  • The Water Colors Cruise with commentary of a guide about the light art (in English)
  • Unlimited drinks on board

Accessibility Amsterdam Light Festival

The departure location Prinsengracht is located at the opposite of the famous Anne Frank House. You can start the cruise at Prinsengracht 277. This location is very easy to reach by public transport. From the Amsterdam Central Station, you can take tram 13 or 17 and get off at Westermarkt. Or you can take the bus 170 or 172 and get off at Westermarkt. Within 10 minutes walking, you will arrive at the Amsterdam Light Festival Boat stop.

Theme Amsterdam Light Festival

The organization of the Amsterdam Light Festival introduces a new theme every edition. The selected artists have to base their work on this theme. The theme of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2018 – 2019 is, The Medium is the Message. With this theme, they want to answer questions about the medium light. What kinds of messages does the medium light transmit nowadays? How does it communicate in a way that no other medium can? How does light shape or transform (digital) space? And many more.


Each edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival artworks are selected by a panel of judges. Through a worldwide Call for Concepts, artists from all over the world were asked to submit new ideas for the festival. In total there are over 23 light artworks from selected artists, designers and architects from all over the world. They have been giving the special task to relieve the city of Amsterdam artfully.

Official Partner

Official Partner

Lovers Canal Cruises is an official partner of Amsterdam Light Festival

Comfortable Modern Boats

Comfortable Modern Boats

Our boats are equipped with modern technology for ultimate comfort

Live commentary

Live commentary

Live commentary by a guide in English