Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival from Leidseplein (Last Chance)

Skip the line from Leidseplein to see the Amsterdam Light Festival

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Starting time
Departures every 45 minutes between 17:00 and 22:00
1 hour and 30 minutes
  • 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

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.

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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
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the departure point on Leidsekade
  • Make sure to be there 15 minutes before your chosen timeslot
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Canal Cruise - Leidsekade
Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN, Amsterdam
Key info
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
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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Ratings & reviews
68 Reviews

Jan 18, 2020
Hard to see other things in the dark. Too much lag time between works.
Jan 15, 2020
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.
Jan 6, 2020
Not exactly what I imagined. Disappointed.

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