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Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival from Leidseplein (Last Chance)

Skip the line from Leidseplein to see the Amsterdam Light Festival

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
Instant ticket delivery
Starting time: Departures every 45 minutes between 17:00 and 22:00
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Skip The Line
Wheelchair accessible: The boats are suitable for wheelchairs, but there are 2 steps to get in and out of the boat
Audio guide: Dutch, English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Be among the first to see the spectacular sculptures of the Amsterdam Light Festival from a unique angle
  • Stay warm in the comfort of a heated cruise boat, with a Dutch or English audio guide to explain the sights
  • Witness the work of concept artists, designers, and architects from around the world as they Disrupt Amsterdam with their creativity

Description

Experience Amsterdam in a different light. Literally. This year, the Amsterdam Light Festival's theme is Disrupt! and how disruption can bring about dramatic positive change in our daily lives. Skip the lines at Leidseplein and view this spectacular festival from a comfy boat!

The 2019 Amsterdam Light Festival consists of works from 21 artists employing twinkling lights, placed throughout the city. This 52-day exhibition will turn the city into a glittering wonderland, making this one of the best times to take a canal boat tour of Amsterdam.

2019's theme investigates how in the humdrum routines of our day-to-day lives, we're usually opposed to disruptions, but on a grand scale they can bring about revolution and impactful change.

Disrupt! isn't shying away from the disruptive effect that humanity is having on nature. A number of works cast a critical eye on the effect global warming is having on the planet, and whether mankind can solve the issues it has helped to cause.

Insider tip

You're welcome to bring your own (wired) headphones, so you can have a comfortable listening experience and avoid using the single-use headphones provided on-site.

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Points of interest

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What's included

Skip-the-line access to the canal boat
90-minute Water Colors Cruise
Audio guide in English and Dutch

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the departure point on Leidsekade
  • Make sure to be there 15 minutes before your chosen timeslot

Ratings & reviews

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A
Jan 18, 2020
Good
Hard to see other things in the dark. Too much lag time between works.
M
Jan 15, 2020
Good
The boat was confortable and warm, and the tour was lovely. Nonetheless if I had to rate the overall light festival, it is quite disappointing, not worth to take a boat and pay more for the...
The boat was confortable and warm, and the tour was lovely. Nonetheless if I had to rate the overall light festival, it is quite disappointing, not worth to take a boat and pay more for the experience itself.
A
Jan 6, 2020
Average
Not exactly what I imagined. Disappointed.

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