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Amsterdam Light Festival: Cruise from Amsterdam North

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What's included

75-minute canal cruise
Amsterdam Light Festival
Live guide in Dutch and English

What's not included

Food and Drinks

Important information

Dress warmly for cold weather.

Meeting point

Badhuisweg 4, 1031CM, Amsterdam

  • Float through a mesmerising, moving artwork with an Amsterdam Light Festival canal cruise in a 100% electric boat
  • See incredible light art sculptures glimmering on the water and enjoy live commentary in English and Dutch
  • A brochure with more extensive information is also available in Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Italian

Set sail from Amsterdam-North in a brand-new, 100% electric canal boat, and cruise from the IJ canal towards the glittering Amstel river. On the way, pass the NEMO Science Museum and the fully restored Maritime Museum, passing the famous Skinny Bridge and Artis zoo.

Along the way, you'll see 20 beautiful works of light art, in and around the canals of Amsterdam. Your local skipper will give you commentary about the city of Amsterdam and the most impressive artworks.

The best way to enjoy these artworks of light is from the water. At almost six kilometres long, the Amsterdam Light Festival route has been mapped out to let you see all the works of art along the canals and on the quay.

The departure point is next to the A'dam Tower, Overhoeksplein. Take the free ferry behind Amsterdam Central Station, which departs every four minutes.

Show your mobile voucher to your host 15 minutes before departure.

Departure location:

  • The Pier next to the A'dam Tower, Overhoeksplein. You can see the dock with the large banners of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The location is easily accessible from Central Station
  • Take the ferry F3 ‘Buiksloterweg’ behind Central Station. From the ferry, walk immediately to the left towards the A'dam Tower (the tower with the swing on the roof). After 250 meters you will cross a bridge and see the departure pier of Amsterdam Boat Cruises on the right
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit date.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit date.

Ratings & reviews

7 verified customer reviews
3 reviews
Ann,  United States United States
02 Dec 2023
Canals were interesting. Lights not so much.
From Amsterdam North: Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise
15 Jan 2024
Was leuk om tedoen. Grappige verhaaltjes van de kapitein. Vriendelijke bemanning. Had wel wat meer lichtjes verwacht. Is wel een hoop geld.
From Amsterdam North: Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise
Justyna,  Netherlands Netherlands
14 Jan 2024
From Amsterdam North: Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise