Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival from Leidseplein

Skip the line from Leidseplein to see the Amsterdam Light Festival

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Overview
Duration
75 minutes
Starting time
Departures every 45 minutes between 17:00 and 22:00
Highlights
  • Be one of the first to see the spectacular sculptures of the Amsterdam Light Festival from an angle you won't see on a walking tour
  • 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 Amsterdam-based artist Jeroen Henneman, this year's guest of honor, and his amazing 'standing drawings'
Description

Experience Amsterdam in a different light. Literally. This year, the Amsterdam Light Festival's theme is ‘The Medium is the Message’ - the famous statement by Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan. Skip the lines at Leidseplein and view this light-spectacular from a comfy boat!

The Amsterdam Light Festival 2018 consists of over 30 sculptures crafted from twinkling lights, and dotted throughout the city. This 53-day exhibition will turn the city into a glittering wonderland. This is one of the best times to take a canal boat tour of Amsterdam.

The idea behind McLuhan's statement is that the medium we use to send a message is more important than the message itself. See if you agree as you float around the storybook canals in the reflections of custom artworks - all created by select international artists.

There's also the sculptures that look like 'standing drawings' by this year's guest of honor, Amsterdam-based artist Jeroen Henneman. Listen to the audio guide in Dutch or English as you snuggle up and see Amsterdam like you've never seen it before.

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What's included
Skip-the-line access to the canal boat
75-minute Water Colors Cruise
Audio guide in English and Dutch
Instructions
  • 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
Venue
Address
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
English and Dutch
Reviews
Jan 7, 2019
Great experience.
Jan 2, 2019
Awesome.
Dec 20, 2018
Recommended

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