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

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 settles down in the city, which provides extra magic! 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 cruise!

Spot the artworks of the 10th Edition during the Amsterdam Light Festival

This winter Edition 10 will take place, an anniversary edition in which ‘Amsterdammers’ could vote for their favorite light artworks from previous editions. During the Amsterdam Light Festival cruise you will only see the most popular and spectacular light artworks from the previous years. Trust us, they are definitely worth seeing! So book your tickets for our Amsterdam Light Festival cruise now.

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 Dutch and English).

Is a heated boat not a requirement for you? Then we recommend our Amsterdam Light Festival open boat cruise. The open boat has a maximum capacity of 25 people and can sail even closer to the artworks. Your captain will also be your guide and tell you more about the light artworks that you see during the cruise.

Which of our two Amsterdam Light Festival cruises do you prefer?

Pratical 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 Dutch or English.

Departure times
The Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise departs daily (2 December 2021 – 23 January 2022).

The Amsterdam Light Festival cruises depart every half hour. The first departure is at 6:30 PM. On Sunday – Wednesday, the last departure is at 8 PM, Thursday – Saturday we sail until 9 PM.

There will be extra early departures during the Christmas holidays (25 December 2021 – 9 January 2022). There aren’t any canal cruises on the 1st day of Christmas.

Departure location
The canal cruise departs from the Blue Boat dock at the Stadhouderskade 550, opposite the Heineken Experience.

Wheelchair accessible
Blue Boat is the only canal cruise company that also has wheelchair accessible boats. If there is a person in a wheelchair among your company, we request you to contact our reservations department. They will then ensure that you will be sailing on a wheelchair accessible boat during your Amsterdam Light Festival cruise. 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

The Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise with kids
Are there also kids among your company? They’ll receive a nice surprise package with their Amsterdam Light Festival Kids ticket.

COVID-19 update

Please note: we would like to request our visitors to book tickets online in advance, so that we can avoid crowds at the ticket office. Showing a coronavirus entry pass is mandatory.

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