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Amsterdam Light Festival: Cruise with Snacks and Glühwein from Herengracht

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What's included

75-minute canal cruise
Amsterdam Light Festival
Live guide in English
Drinks (including glühwein) and snacks

Important information

Dress warmly for cold weather.

Meeting point

Herengracht 605, 1017 CE, Amsterdam

  • Enjoy a gentle cruise along Amsterdam's Amstel River to check out the Amsterdam Light Festival
  • Get a full explanation of each artwork as you pass, and enjoy some gluhwein, and hot chocolate to keep you cozy and warm
  • See famous Amsterdam landmarks like the Skinny Bridge, Hermitage, NEMO and the Maritime Museum

Meet your canal boat and guide at the Herengracht 605 on Amsterdam's glittering main canal, and get ready see the best of the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water. Dress up warm! This is a closed boat, but nights can get chilly.

Starting from the prestigious Gentelmen’s Canal (Herengracht), your vessel will cross the beautiful river Amstel, where you'll set eyes on some impressive artworks, as well as the iconic Skinny Bridge, Theatre Carre and The Hermitage. You'll also enjoy hot chocolate and gluwein, plus some Dutch snacks.

Entering the eastern part, you'll glide past University Island, Artis Zoo and Enterpotdok with its array of impressive warehouses. Then, check out NEMO Science Museum, and the Maritime Museum with its famous VOC replica, before settling back with hot drinks for a tranquil last half hour, with time to mingle and chat.

  • Hop on from the canal Herengracht 605 Amsterdam and drop off at the same location
  • Show you mobile ticket at the meeting point
  • Cancellation is possible until 168 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 168 hours before your visit.

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Diane,  United States United States
08 Dec 2023
Excellent
A lovely ride with a great crew! Angela was knowledgable and informative about the light installations, and she delivered the information with lots of humor and great stories. Mulled wine was...
A lovely ride with a great crew! Angela was knowledgable and informative about the light installations, and she delivered the information with lots of humor and great stories. Mulled wine was hot and delicious - lots of drinks choices on board.
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Svetlana,  Ukraine Ukraine
04 Jan 2024
Average
To my great regret, there was no mulled wine, the tour was taken specifically with it. The weather was cold, there was no Glühwein. I am disappointed.
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Anonymous
01 Dec 2023
Excellent
The Grachtenfahrt was really awesome. We've got snacks and drinks to keep us warm, so everything went fine ^^. I recommend it and love to do this a second time. Thank U <3
From Herengracht: Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise with Snacks and Glühwein