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During the dark winter months, Amsterdam gets transformed into a beautiful light art festival. Artists, designers and architects from all over the world will light up the city center through various works of art and installation.

The Amsterdam Light Festival is best discovered from our comfortable and heated boat. Through the audio guide (in Dutch and English) you’ll learn more about the artworks you pass, while you order a snack and drink from the waiter.

The 8th edition of the festival will take place from 28th of November 2019 to 20th of January 2020. Blue Boat is an official partner of Amsterdam Light Festival.

Early Bird prices

The earlier you book your tickets, the more choice you have in date & timeslots. There are also discounts on certain dates and the sooner you book, the higher the discount – prices going as low as € 17,15 per adult ticket. So book now to get the best deal!

  • Cruise style Cruise type
      Children, Culture, Drinks Cruise, Evening Cruise, Family
    • Duration 90 min


    Theme edition 2019-2020

    The festival shines a new light on the city every year. This time, the artists have let themselves get inspired by the theme “Disrupt”. With disruption we often think of conflicts, chaos or danger. But it can also give a positive and sometimes essential impetus to change – think for example of the impact of the bitcoin and the #MeToo movement. Artists from home and abroad give their interpretation of disruption and use light in a unique way to be disruptive and give us new impulses.

    What is included in this Canal Cruise?Items included in the cost of this Canal Cruise
    • 90 minute cruise along the route the artsworks are placed on
    • Guarenteed seats at reserved date & time without extra costs
    • Audio guide in Dutch and English via the Personal Audio Guide on board
    What's not included in this Canal Cruise?Items not included in the cost of this Canal Cruise
    • Drinks and/or snacks (available on board – no cash, debit or credit cards only)


    Blue Boat supports StreetSmart Amsterdam

    To give something back to the city in which we operate as a company, Blue Boat commits itself every year during the holidays to a charity that improves the quality of life in Amsterdam. This year it’s StreetSmart Amsterdam. This organization offers help and meals for homeless people and families living on or below the poverty line in Amsterdam.

    If you order drinks on board, we will add € 1,- to your bill. This euro goes entirely to StreetSmart and 100% of their income goes directly to the charity. More information about StreetSmart and how the proceeds will be spent can be found here.

    1. Departure location: Stadhouderskade 550 Opposite Heineken Experience

      Daily departure times between 17:00 and 21:00. Check the webshop for the actual departure times. There are daily four wheelchair accesible cruises: 17:00, 17:30, 19:15 and 19:45.

      It’s not possible for wheelchair users to book online. We request you to contact our reservations department via +31 (0) 20 – 6791370 (available during weekdays from 09:00 – 17:00). They’ll gladly help you further!

      Please note: the toilets on board are not wheelchair accesible.