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The 7th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival is over! We thank all our guests for attending and hope to see you again next year!

This tour can no longer be booked. Book one of our regular day cruises instead!


From the 29th of November 2018 until the 20th of January 2019, the seventh edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival (ALF) will be organized in Amsterdam. Artists from around the world create installations and artworks by making use of light. These are showcased during the winter months in the city center of Amsterdam. The best way to view these artworks is from the canals. Boat Amsterdam will, just like in the past, organize canal cruises and walking tours along these mesmerizing works of art. The Amsterdam Light Festival route showcases 29 artworks from various artists, architects, and designers from numerous nationalities. Boat Amsterdam stands out because of our experienced and welcoming hostesses and skippers. All our boats are covered and are equipped with blankets and heated cushions, so you don’t need to worry about getting cold. Book your tickets online or call us at +31 (0) 6 46 66 10 01 for assistance.

What is the Amsterdam Light Festival [ALF] contribution?

During the Amsterdam Light Festival, over 30 artworks will be showcased in the city of Amsterdam. These are designed and developed by artists and designers, who have worked on these for months to get them to the designated location during the festival. Since the Dutch winters are infamous for their turbulent weather conditions, the maintenance of these artworks is one of the key priorities of the Amsterdam Light Festival organization. Hence, the shipping companies that are Official Partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival pay an Amsterdam Light Festival contribution per guest for the maintenance of these artworks to the organization of the event. By means of these contributions, the organization can ensure the quality and maintenance of the artworks in order for us to offer you a high-quality cruise: in light of service, personal attention and quality of the artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival.

  • Chevron down Tickets:
  • Tickets can be booked online until 30 minutes before the chosen departure time.
    These are EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PRICES. You can also buy tickets on board, but you will pay a premium!

  • Chevron down Which drinks are included?
  • All cold and hot drinks are included with our Premium Amsterdam Light Festival cruise. Drinks include Heineken beers, white wine, glühwein, coffee, tea, and cold soft drinks.

Hop-on Location: Amstel 51F, 1018 EJ Amsterdam.