Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise

Information about this tour
  • 90 minutes
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
€ 26,50
per person
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Wheelchair accessible
Please check the information in the description below for more information on how to book a wheelchair accessible boat.
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Official Amsterdam Light Festival audio guide
Dutch and English
Departure location
Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam (opposite Hard Rock Cafe)

Important information

When night falls, and the lanterns around the canals and the lights of the bridges light up, Amsterdam looks absolutely magical. And in the winter months, the Amsterdam Light Festival once again makes the city look more magical. During the dark months, the canals light up with the most beautiful light artworks by international artists. You can admire these works of art up close during our Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise!

Spot the artworks of the 12th Edition during the Amsterdam Light Festival

This winter, Edition 12 ‘LOADING…Revealing Art, AI and Tech’ of the festival will take place. Experience the many works of light art from the water and get swept up in the developments of AI and technology. During the Amsterdam Light Festival cruise, you will only see 20-30 artworks of (inter)national making. Trust us, they are definitely worth seeing! So book your tickets for our Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise now.

NB; some of the photos used show artworks from previous editions. This year there will be new light artworks.

A nice, covered and heated Amsterdam Light Festival cruise

During this 90-minute cruise, you will sail on a covered and heated canal boat. Which is nice – the Dutch winter can be quite bleak sometimes! During the Amsterdam Light Festival cruise you also get the option to listen to the official Amsterdam Light Festival audio story (which can be heard in English or Dutch).

Practical information about the Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise

Audio guide
During the Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise you can listen to the official audio guide in English and Dutch.

Departure times
The canal cruise departs daily (November 30, 2023 – 21 January, 2024).
Please note: there are no Amsterdam Light Festival cruises on Christmas Day (25-12-2023) and New Year’s Eve (31-12-2024).

We recommend booking your tickets a few days or hours in advance so it won’t be busy at the ticket office. Of course, you can decide to enjoy the festive cruise at the last moment too.

Departure location
The canal cruise departs from the Blue Boat dock at the Stadhouderskade 501, opposite Hard Rock Cafe.

Wheelchair accessible
Blue Boat is the only canal cruise company that also has wheelchair accessible boats. However, not all boats are wheelchair friendly. This means that if there’s a guest in a wheelchair in the group, a reservation must be made in advance. Select one of the following time slots to get on a boat that is wheelchair accessible: 7 PM or 9 PM. Then indicate during the booking process via the ‘note’ field that there is a wheelchair in the group or contact our reservations department to inform us of this. Our reservations department can be reached by phone on working days between 9 AM and 5 PM on 020 – 676 0302 or by mail via