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Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival - Open Top Boat

Wrap up warm and take the best pictures of the Amsterdam Light Festival!

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± 75 minutes
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Departs from Central Station every 30-45 minutes between 17:00 and 22:00
  • See the Amsterdam Light Festival in the best way possible – from the water!
  • Get comfy and snap away to your heart's content aboard your open-top boat, complete with an informative audioguide in English and Dutch
  • From November 30th to January 21st, see Amsterdam come to life, with over 35 illuminated artworks decorating its famous canals

Amsterdam Light Festival is an unmissable annual experience, inviting a troupe of international artists to transform the city into a glittering playground – but how about seeing it from an open-top boat? Amsterdam's greatest winter attraction just got even greater!

Forget peering through foggy windows and experience the Amsterdam Light Festival in true panoramic style! The open-top boat is perfect for snap-happy photographers and anyone looking to get the most intimate experience of the ALF.

This year's theme is Existential, asking international artists to explore the connections between people and the ways light can bring us closer together. With over 35 shining sculptures (including pieces by Ai Weiwei!), it's a truly magical experience, transforming the city into a shimmering dreamworld.

And there's no better way to experience it than from your custom designed cruise boat. Relax and listen to the audioguide, or simply soak in all the stunning artistry from up close. Don't miss this opportunity to see Amsterdam like never before!

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What's included
  • 75-minute boat ride
  • Audio commentary

Go to the pier located right in front the main entrance of Central Station and board the boat.


Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruises
Stationsplein, 1012 AB, Amsterdam
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Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English and Dutch
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Getting There

Train, metro, tram, or bus to Amsterdam Centraal

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