Amsterdam Light Festival boot huren

Amsterdam light festival 2022-2023

The Amsterdam Light Festival is back for its 11th edition. From December 1, 2022 to January 22, 2023, the artworks will light up Amsterdam. The best way to experience the Light Festival is from the water. Are you with a small group? Then check out our luxury canal cruises. Groups of 10+ people can rent a private boat in combination with one of our Light Festival packages.

  • Luxury saloon boats
  • Unique artworks
  • Heated boats
  • Fun packages

Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival

The Amsterdam Light Festival is a unique and fun festival in Amsterdam. 20 artworks illuminate the city and the canals. And this is best experienced from the water on a luxury canal cruise or private boat. Want to make this experience extra fun? Combine the cruise with a package.

For each outing we support the Amsterdam Light Festival by paying a contribution to the organization.

Canal Cruise Amsterdam Light Festival

Our luxury canal cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival is a unique experience. While you enjoy a drink, you cruise through the illuminated canals of Amsterdam. Don’t worry about the cold. Our saloon boats are closed and well heated. Are you with a group of 10 people or more? Check out our private boats during the festival.

Canal Cruise

*ALF surcharge included


€26,50 p.p

  • 75 minutes cruise
  • Covered and heated boat
  • With skipper and hostess
  • Live report about the art
  • Unlimited soda, wine and beer

Private tour during Light Festival Amsterdam

Enjoy an unforgettable outing with your colleagues, friends or family. From a group of 10 people you can rent a private boat with a special arrangement. Sail together with the skipper along the most beautiful works of art, while enjoying a snack and a drink.

Luxe salonboot

Christmas drinks

€46 p.p

  • Unlimited wine, beer and soda
  • Heated boat
  • Private boat with skipper
  • More sailing time possible

*ALF surcharge included

Winter BBQ

€67 p.p (+ one-time €50)

  • Unlimited wine, beer and soda
  • Complete BBQ
  • Heated boat
  • Private boat with skipper

*ALF surcharge included

Tapas boot Amsterdam

Tapas cruise

€67 p.p

  • Unlimited wine, beer and soda
  • Complete tapas menu
  • Heated boat
  • Private boat with skipper

*ALF surcharge included

Themed buffet

€67 p.p

  • Unlimited wine, beer and soda
  • Choose from three themes
  • Heated boat
  • Private boat with skipper

*ALF surcharge included

3-course dinner

€95 p.p

  • Unlimited wine, beer and soda
  • 3-gangen diner
  • Heated boat
  • Private boat with skipper

*ALF surcharge included

Luxe salonboot

Customized outing

€ in consultation

  • Completely tailored
  • Musician optional
  • Custom package
  • Everything is possible

*ALF surcharge included

More than 18,000 satisfied locals, tourists and companies preceded you:

Our boats during the Light Festival

An unforgettable experience from the water. From our boats you have a perfect view of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The luxury boats are wonderfully heated and comfortable. Both our tours and our private boats.

About the Amsterdam Light Festival

The Amsterdam Light Festival is celebrated annually. There have already been 10 successful editions completed with different themes. This year is the 11th edition. The anniversary will be celebrated with the theme Imagine beyond. The lights can be admired daily from 17.00 to 23.00 (on New Year’s Eve until 18.00).

Ghost Ship - Light Festival
Light A wish - Light Festival kunstwerken
Licht kunstwerken ALF

Boarding point Amsterdam Light Festival

Our cruises start from Oosterdokskade 8, close to the central station. Along the route you will come across various light artworks in the spirit of ‘Imagine Beyond’.

Attention! You won’t see all the artwork while cruising, but you can walk past them before or after the cruise.

Frequently asked questions about the ALF

The Amsterdam Light Festival is a festival that takes place in winter from December 2, 2021 to January 23, 2022. But don’t worry about the cold, it’s nice and warm in our luxury saloon boats.

Because the festival is held in the evening, it gets dark early, so you can quickly enjoy all the light artworks in the city.

The Light Festival can be admired in the walking route and from the water. The route is 2 km long and runs through the Plantage and Weesperbuurt areas of Amsterdam. During the boat route or walking route you can admire a diverse number of aerial artworks.

Start- and end location: Oosterdokskade 8, Amsterdam

Our boat trips during the Festival in Amsterdam are 1,5 hours. Admire all the artworks from your luxurious and cosy saloon boat. You can also enjoy an additional package during this 1.5 hour trip.

No, we offer outings during the festival for large and small groups. For a large group (10+) we recommend a private boat and for a small group we recommend the individual tickets.

The theme this year during the light festival is ”Imagine Beyond”. Where the imagination is central.

No, for everyone’s health there is no smoking on the boats. You can light up a cigarette on the side.

You can book as early or late as you want. Remember, the longer you wait, the greater the chance that your preferred day is already full. Bookings are often made from 3 months in advance. 

Still want to book a short day trip? Feel free to ask us about the possibilities.

Yes, we offer various packages. Think of a boat with unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks, a BBQ boat or gin tonic cruise. If you have any other ideas to make your Festival trip even better, please let us know. We are happy to look at the possibilities together.