Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience

Sip on gluhwein as your historic canal boat glides around the festival's best

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What's included
75-minute cruise on a historic boat with heating
Gluhwein or soda
  • Show your smartphone ticket at Cafe Tisfris, under the canopy, to the staff wearing a white Tiqets jacket
  • Make sure to be there at least 15 minutes in advance
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75 minutes
  • Enjoy a perfectly intimate experience of the Amsterdam Light Festival, on board the Avanti or the Delphine
  • Relax as your expert captain glides you around a special route that's designed to show off the festival at its absolute best
  • See 30 dazzling light sculptures by a special selection of international artists – including renowned Dutch artist Jeroen Henneman

The best way to see the iconic Amsterdam Light Festival is from the water, so why not make the most of your ALF experience and see the sights from a historic canal boat? It's a more intimate experience than the other cruises, and your expert captain will steer you around a custom route as you marvel at the amazing sculptures and sip on warming gluhwein – the perfect festive treat!

This year's theme is 'The Medium is the Message', the famous adage by Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan. Put simply, the medium through which a message is conveyed shapes how a message is understood.

This edition explores the role that light plays as a medium for telling stories. Over 600 artists from around the world submitted concepts on this theme. Ultimately, 30 dazzling art installations were selected to illuminate Amsterdam's historic city center during the festival.

As for you, nestled aboard a charming historic canal boat, you'll have the coziest way to experience the festival! Don't worry about the winter chill – on-board heating, thick blankets and complimentary gluhwein or soda will warm your body and soul as you enjoy the best of this year's display.

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Cafe Tisfris
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 142, 1011 HB, Amsterdam
Key info
Live guide
English, Dutch
Ratings & reviews
Jan 15, 2019
The whole experience was very pleasing indeed from the initial organisation to the follow up messages and phone call- we felt it was very professional. Mark on the boat was welcoming and informative and the warming gluwein was much appreciated. We had a splendid evening. Well done to all involved.
Jan 15, 2019
Perfect trip to discover the light festival in Amsterdam. Warm, nice boat with great explanation of the light art.
Jan 10, 2019
It was a small group and the guide was pretty knowledgeable about the light festival!

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