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
Sign in
Change language
Change currency
AUD ($)
CAD ($)
CHF (Fr)
DKK (kr)
EUR (€)
GBP (£)
NOK (kr)
PLN (zł)
SEK (kr)
USD ($)
Help & Support
Tiqets Customer Service is available 09:00-18:00 (CET) in English every day. Other languages depend on availability.
Phone numbers
For urgent matters please call us.
We respond within one hour during opening hours.
We respond within 10 minutes during opening hours.
Add Tiqets to your contacts. It's a Dutch phone number, so don’t forget to include +31.
When you start chatting, please quote your name and order number.

Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival - Skip The Line

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

New on Tiqets
Official partner
Receive your tickets via email, SMS and our app
Show tickets on your smartphone
Loading booking widget
75 minutes
Starting time
Departures every 45 minutes between 17:00 and 22:00
  • 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

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 features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

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


Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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.

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.
Dec 11, 2017
mooie tocht
Dec 10, 2017
Light tour good, boat less, windows were all the time steamed and at our place much to high placed. Had to stand up every time to have a good look. Seats in front part of the boat!
Dec 10, 2017
Buena experiencia como final del día
Dec 5, 2017
Leuke ervaring en je zit lekker warm.
Dec 2, 2017
Lichtfestival stelt helaas niet veel voor, absoluut GEEN aanrader! Denk dat je als toerist beter gewoon rondvaart kunt doen en zo amsterdam en historie vanuit de grachten leert kennen.

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services, depending on the product you choose. If the ticket offers more, then information about this can be found under the section 'What's included' on this page.
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?
Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Instructions'.