Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience

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

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75-90 minutes
  • Enjoy a perfectly intimate experience of the Amsterdam Light Festival, on board the Avanti or the Delphine
  • Relax as your captain glides you around a special route that's designed to show off the festival at its absolute best
  • See 20 dazzling light sculptures by a special selection of international artists

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 glühwein – the perfect festive treat!

This year's theme is Disrupt! Artists have looked deeply into how disruption, while often jarring, can also have profound effects on us as individuals and as a society.

20 artists with different approaches have tried to determine through art whether we, as humans, have it in us to work in harmony with nature, or if our disruptive power will continue to overwhelm the earth. The other side of the coin hasn't been ignored, as some pieces play on the fact that we've been able to deal with nature's disruptive power.

As for you, nestled aboard a charming historic canal boat, you'll experience the festival in the coziest way possible! Don't worry about the winter chill – on-board heating, thick blankets and complimentary mulled wine 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
Glühwein or soda
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the dock in front of Brasserie Nel to the staff wearing a white Tiqets jacket
  • Make sure to be there at least 15 minutes in advance
Changing or cancelling your ticket
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  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Brasserie Nel
Amstelveld 10, 1017 JD, Amsterdam
Key info
Live guide
Dutch, English
Insider tip

Hungry after all that sightseeing? You can get a special Amsterdam Light Festival menu at Brasserie Nel!

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Ratings & reviews
89 Reviews

Dec 12, 2019
Amazing thank you so much!
Dec 11, 2019
Bella esperienza, barcone vintage con lampadari appesi molto simpatico eravamo però in troppi, ci hanno fatto accomodare, noi quattro, nella poppa. Quando hanno servito i biscotti e la cioccolata con bibite, questa era posta al centro e noi non potevamo muoverci. Piccolo inconveniente certo però c'erano tanti bambini, la plastica che proteggeva dal freddo si è tutta appannata dove eravamo noi e quindi vedevamo decisamente male. Se fossimo state a prua sarebbe stato molto molto meglio.
Dec 10, 2019
The boat Dolphine is really cozy. The owner gave us Gluhwine and sintaklass biscuits in the beginning of the trip and explains all the art work along the way.

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