Amsterdam Light Festival – Dutch Authentic Boat

Amsterdam Light Festival – Dutch Authentic 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

This boarding location for the Water Colors Cruise is located at Amsterdam Central Station, at the opposite of the Barbizon Palace Hotel.


Below the quay of Lovers Canal Cruises is a spacious car park. Make a reservation for a parking spot at P1 Parking Amsterdam Centrum and get a nice discount (limited spots).
Click here for the special Lovers parking discount.

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 2017 – 2018 is, Existential. With Existential they hope to encourage visitors in a positive way to think about what unites people and what role light plays in this.


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 35 light art works 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

Lovers Canal Cruises across from the Barbizon Palace Hotel

Boarding location