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Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour

Book an Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour: the best way to enjoy the beautiful light art

The Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual event in Amsterdam. During the dark winter months the city will be transformed into a beautiful light art festival. Designers, architects and artists from all over the world will light up the capital of Amsterdam through a great variety of artworks and installations. You will discover the festival in the best way from one of our comfortable heated saloon boats. During an Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour of about 1.5 hours, you can enjoy all the light artworks while enjoying a drink and a snack. You can also combine an Amsterdam light festival boat tour with dinner on board, or you can order various snacks.

Boat Amsterdam light festival: highlights that make your cruise complete

  • A luxury saloon boat with a professional skipper
  • Hostess (optional)
  • Extensive catering options on board or in collaboration with catering companies
  • Perfectly maintained classic boats and covered boats
  • Luxury catering facilities on board of your Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
  • Heating (suitable for 4 seasons)
  • Electric, silent & environmentally friendly sailing during an Amsterdam Light Festival cruise
  • Payment by invoice afterwards

Amsterdam Light Festival 2020: every year a new theme

Aboard of an Amsterdam Light Festival private boat you can enjoy a new theme every year which shines a new light on the city every year! This year (2019/2020) the designers were 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 kind of change. You can think for example of the impact of the bitcoin. Architects and artists from the Netherlands and abroad give their interpretation of the theme. We look forward to the theme and art of next year, we will inform you as soon as is known!

The route to sail a board of a Light Festival Amsterdam private boat

The boarding location of our Amsterdam Light Festival boat tours is at the pier in front of Café Hesp, 130-131 Weesperzijde, Amsterdam. Once on board of one of the saloon boats of Amsterdam Boattour, the route will provide for a unique and intimate view of Amsterdam’s 17th century canals during an Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour. The soft glow of unique light sculptures illuminates the famous heritage of our capital. The crisp night air and soft splashing of the water against the bow of our saloon boats will wane you to another world whilst you drift along the Oosterdok, Oudeschans, the Amstel, the Plantage Muidergracht, the Nieuwe Keizersgracht and the Entrepotdok.

Saloon Boat Valerie - Amsterdam Boattour


  • Comfortable covered and heated private boat
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Audio available in 15 languages
  • Discount for online booking
  • Pricing and package deals


Single ticket: € 16,- 
Children under 5 on lap: free
Children 5-12 years old: € 7,50
Group discount (> 10 pers.): € 13,50 p.p.

Attention: tickets are being sold with the booking system of our partner Blue Boat

Reserve a light festival Amsterdam boat tour

Through the contact form on our website you can request a quote without obligation for an Amsterdam Light Festival private boat tour. We base these on your personal wishes. Do you prefer not to arrange your Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour online? Then we are happy to help you! In this way we ensure you a pleasant stay during your Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour. Immediately after we have received your request, we will be happy to get started. When do you board one of the saloon boats from Amsterdam Boattour for an Amsterdam Light Festival private boat tour?