Hi, we're also available in English.
Hallo, wir sind auch verfügbar in Deutsch.
Hola, también estamos disponibles en Español.
Bonjour, nous sommes également disponibles en Français.
Ciao, siamo disponibili anche in Italiano.
Hoi, we zijn ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands.
Olá, também estamos disponíveis em Português.
Show tickets nearby
EN
USD
Help
Sign in
Change language
English
Deutsch
Español
Français
Italiano
Nederlands
Português
Change currency
AUD ($)
CAD ($)
CHF (Fr)
DKK (kr)
EUR (€)
GBP (£)
NOK (kr)
PLN (zł)
SEK (kr)
USD ($)
24/7 Support
Tiqets Customer Service is available 24/7 in English. Other languages depend on availability.
Phone numbers
For urgent matters please call us.
We respond within one hour.
WhatsApp
We respond within 10 minutes.
1
Add Tiqets to your contacts. It's a Dutch phone number, so don’t forget to include +31.
2
When you start chatting, please quote your name and order number.
Unfortunately, this ticket is temporarily unavailable. Check back soon!
Explore Amsterdam

Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival - Leidseplein

Skip the line from Leidseplein to see the Amsterdam Light Festival by night

Out of season
$27.69 from
$21.54
Not available
Receive your tickets via email, SMS and our app
Show tickets on your smartphone
Overview
Duration
75 minutes
Starting time
Departures every 45 minutes between 17:00 and 22:00
Highlights
  • See the Amsterdam Light Festival the way it was designed to be seen – from the water!
  • Beat the winter chill on board a heated cruise boat, complete with an informative audio guide in English and Dutch
  • From 30 November to 21 January, see Amsterdam transformed into a stunning, city-wide art experience
Description

Every winter, Amsterdam steals Paris's thunder and becomes its very own 'City of Lights'. The Amsterdam Light Festival invites high-profile artists from all over the world to create dazzling light sculptures, which bring the iconic canals to glittering life. This cruise is developed in partnership with the festival to offer the best possible experience of the city-wide installation!

From 30 November to 21 January, a team of international artists is collaborating to show you Amsterdam in a whole new light. This year's theme is Existential, exploring the ways in which humans are connected and brought together through the power of light!

Major artists and activists such as Ai WeiWei have designed and produced over 35 artworks which adorn Amsterdam's beautiful canals and transform the city into a glittering dreamworld. This cruise sets off from Leidsekade and journeys around every illuminated sculpture in town.

Get comfy aboard your cozy cruise ship as you glide around these amazing displays. Listen to the informative audio guide, and soak up the atmosphere.

See more
See less
Ticket
Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the departure point on Leidsekade. Please make sure to be there 15 minutes before your chosen timeslot!

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Canal Cruise - Leidsekade
Leidsekade 97, 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
Additional info

Getting There

Tram or bus to Leidseplein.

Reviews
Jan 3, 2018
Some of the light installations are nice, although the explanations were so far-fetched to become ridiculous (this year's theme was "existentialism"). The boat was full and the stinking food from the neighbours, together with an annoying kid, made it really unpleasant. The highlight? When the the annoying kid was forced to mute his phone, following the captain's request, only to start crying histerically.
After a while, we were just looking forward to the end, longing for fresh air and quiet.
By the way, if it rains, as in our case, you won't see much.
Jan 2, 2018
Good experience, although it can't replace for the trip during daylight, which is a must. This is a nice extra, if the weather is good, you might walk the light festival as well, excellent alternative! And by the way, if you don't use your earphones, you will miss most of the info, because there is practically no info from the guide on board.
Dec 25, 2017
Got to see all the light festival which would have been difficult on foot.
Dec 16, 2017
Wouldn’t really call it a light show as not a great deal of lights worked , boat was very busy too, but pleasant ride through the canals at night.
Dec 4, 2017
:-)
Dec 3, 2017
Boat ride was nice. The lights were cool but other than a couple exhibits they were unimpressive. I might give it a little bit higher rating if it weren't for the kid crying during the entire ride.
Jan 22, 2018
Mooie boottocht maar weinig lichtobjecten gezien.
Jan 18, 2018
Heel vriendelijke schipper.
Mooi gedaan.
Rustig gereden.
Jan 15, 2018
Das Procedere bei Tiqets ist einfach und zeitsparend. Kein Problem und gerne wieder.---Die Fahrt durch die Grachten mit dem Boot war schön, aber sicher verbesserungsfähig. Auf dem Boot enges Sitzen, keine gastronomischen Angebote und keine Life-Info, also wenig Leistung fürs Geld. Die Lichter des Festivals waren auch im überschaubaren Rahmen, da hatten wir einiges mehr erwartet. Fazit: Tiqets top, Light-Festival Flop.
Jan 7, 2018
Nous n’avons oas été séduit par le festival des lumières. Commentaires sur la ville ridicules et commentaires sur les œuvres du festival uniquement en anglais.

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue. Have a look at the section titled 'Ticket' to get a better idea of what you can do with this ticket.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information while selecting your tickets in the checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
You don't have to print these tickets. See the section titled 'Instructions' on the product page for more information on this. Download the Tiqets app to get access to your tickets on your phone - even when offline.