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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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Starting time
17:00, 18:30, 20:15 and 21:45. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before departure
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 35 dazzling light sculptures by a special selection of international artists – including Ai Weiwei

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 stunning sights from a historic canal boat? It's a more intimate experience than our 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 Existential theme asks the artists to consider the ways light can bring us together. It may just be the biggest and brightest edition yet - especially when you factor in a standout piece from world-renowned art-activist Ai Weiwei.

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 – onboard 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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What's included
  • 75-minute cruise on a historic boat with heating
  • Blankets
  • Gluhwein or soda

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Pier by the Sea Palace
Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE, Amsterdam
Key info
Live guide
English, Dutch
Additional info

Getting to the Departure Point

All trams, metros, and buses to Central Station + an 8-minute walk.

Jan 10, 2018
Thoughtful tour would definitely recommend :)
Jan 10, 2018
Beautiful boat, cozy atmosphere, excellent guide, very nice music :)
Jan 7, 2018
Warm & cozy boat, smooth ride, and a great guide!
Jan 6, 2018
Nice atmosphere with gluhwein and music and very friendly informative tour guide!
Jan 5, 2018
Great trip with excellent commentary. A bit difficult to take photos though in rainy weather.
Jan 2, 2018
Great tour with interesting narrative from the captain
Jan 2, 2018
Nice personal atmosphere where the owner/ skipper talks about the light sculptures. He has selected music that is related to them as well.
Dec 30, 2017
Love that cruise so much. So lovely atmosphere :) Recommended for everyone to discover the city with friends.
Dec 21, 2017
Excellent tour on a beautiful historic boat. Highly recommend.
Dec 18, 2017
Great experience

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