Amsterdam Light Festival

Let Amsterdam brighten up your days this winter.

Canal laat je op de mooist mogelijke manier van het Amsterdam Lights Festival genieten: vanaf het water!

For all Lovers of Light and Art!

Winter. The season of cold weather and early sunsets. Perfect for staying inside and snuggling up on the couch with some hot coco. Or… Light up your winter with an amazing experience at the Amsterdam Light festival! For more than 50 days straight, the capital of the Netherlands will be illuminated by breathtaking artworks of light. The typical Amsterdam canals, houses and bridges can uniquely be seen in this special setting during the festival.  This illuminated spectacle will put the whole city under a cozy and romantic spell. A sight you don’t want to miss out on.

Light up your winter

The best way to soak up the illuminated scenes is definitely from the water. Where the beautiful lights will be magnified by the waters reflection. Float through Amsterdam while gazing at the illuminated artworks at your left and right. The Water Colors Cruise will allow you to gaze at the sights from up close.  

Water Colors Cruise

The Water Colors Cruise, takes you past, under and even through over 20 breath-taking works of art. An unforgettable experience for all ages! You can buy your ticket online or at the mooring where you can relax and enjoy the live entertainment while sipping on some mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Water Colors Cruise - Fast Track

Don’t feel like waiting? With the Water Colors Cruise – Fast Track you can enjoy the same beautiful evening cruise, without having to queue up! Just make a reservation online for a date and time of your choosing and you’re guaranteed of a spot. A booklet with information about the festival will also be provided on this cruise. 

Water Colors Cruise - Premium

The Water Colors Cruise – Premium will allow you to combine the beautiful cruise through the Amsterdam Light Festival with a delicious wintery drink and snack. For this cruise, you simply make a reservation for a date and time of your choosing, so you’re sure of a spot and don’t have to wait.

Water Colors Cruise - Open Boat

The Amsterdam Light Festival is best seen from an open sloop. You will have a magnificent view at the artworks from close by!  You don't need to be afraid to get cold, because there will be warm blankets you keep you warm during the cruise. On top of this all, the skipper will be your live guide at the Water Colors Cruise - Open Boat

Festival dates

You can experience the Amsterdam Light Festival from December 1st to January 22nd. So get off your couch, save the date and order your tickets! During the festival, our Dinner Cruise, Cocktail Cruise and Candlelight Cruise also sail through the festival area.

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