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  • Winter Special ~ Only available for 7 weeks!

Romantic Light ‌Festival‌ ‌Boat‌ ‌Tour‌ ‌in‌ ‌Amsterdam‌ -‌ ‌Private‌ ‌Cruise‌

Per Couple weekend/holiday pricing may differ
Additional Person up to 10

Light Festival boat tour in Amsterdam

Imagine yourself with your lover sailing on Amsterdam’s canals through the historic center onboard a private boat tour. You see the iconic canal houses and arched bridges. You hear the calming sound of the rippling water against the side of the boat and together with your lover you are witnessing over 20 light artworks from up close.

During this winter night, there is more excitement in Amsterdam’s center than you might expect. For a brief time during the winter season, the breathtaking landscape of the historic city center is transformed by over 20 light installations scattered across the canals just waiting to be discovered. Will you explore them with us?

This private canal tour on Amsterdam’s canals will give you a front-row seat to the 12th annual Light Festival. Enjoy it from the comfort of a quiet, electrically heated boat. Many of the art installations are specifically designed to be best viewed directly on the water. The theme this year is LOADING… Revealing Art, AI, and Tech. How do technology and artificial intelligence (AI) affect our everyday lives? All artists were asked to create an artwork around this idea.

This boat cruise aims to not only show you the light installations of the festival but help bridge the gap between you and the art itself. The background of the pieces will be presented to you featuring unique insights. Your guides have a passion for art and some had personal contact with some of the artists featured in the past 5 years. Appreciate the unique light spectacle in the best way possible and gain an insider’s perspective on the message intended by the authors of the pieces.

Enjoy this private experience with your special someone or in a private group of up to 10 people. Ideal for a Romantic date night out.


“In Winter the boat will be closed with a roof and look through windows, we have heated seats, warm blankets, and heating in the boat. So you will be dry and warm at all times”


Highlights of the Light Festival Boat Tour in Amsterdam

  • Over 20 of the light statues
    Experience 20 of the art installations directly from the canals.
  • Get as close as possible to the art
    Sail on a small boat, allowing you to get right next to the light sculptures.
  • Best views possible
    Get a front-row seat to the sculptures designed to be seen from the water.
  • Private atmosphere
    Enjoy this tour with your lover or a small group of friends.
  • Guided by an art lover
    Your captain is your guide and a lover of Art.
  • Unique insights right from the source.
    We’ve had personal contact with some of the artists featured over the years. Hear the stories only we know!
  • Only to be seen for 7 weeks
    Don’t miss the chance to enjoy this unique festival available for a limited time.


Inclusions on the Light Festival Boat Tour in Amsterdam

  • Your skilled captain is also your guide, with specific knowledge of the Light Festival
  • This is a private experience. The tour is intended for couples or groups between 1 and 8 guests.
  • A selection of traditional snacks including Local cheese and winter sweets. Dutch Waffles with caramel syrup (Stroopwafels), Dutch Cookies – and a surprise delicacy.
  • Enjoy a cup of warm Glühwein (Mulled wine). Heated red wine with a spice mix to warm your heart and body.
  • A selection of winter teas. To warm you from the inside out.
  • With a roof and windows, our quiet electric boat offers protection from the winter weather.
  • The cozy atmosphere is completed with blankets and heated seats, so we can keep you warm and comfortable at any time.


Expand your Light Festival Boat Tour in Amsterdam with the following extras:

  • Bouquet of 11 red roses: €35,-
  • A big bottle of Prosecco: €19,-
  • 750ml Champagne Boucche Pere Et Fils – Cuvee Reservee brut: €49,-  (a small bottle is also possible)
  • 750ml Champagne Veuve Cliquot Brut: €79,- (a small bottle is also possible)
  • 10 Polaroid pictures: €35,- (per polaroid  is €4,- )


Details of the Light Festival Boat Tour in Amsterdam

  • Duration: 75 min.
  • Language: English (for Spanish and Dutch, only on certain days – please contact us in advance)
  • Meeting point: Herengracht 124 in front of Spaces. Look out for a small white boat with a blue top.
  • Time slots: Evenings, between 17:00 and 23:00 . From the 30th of November 2023 until the 21st of January 2024. If your desired date is not available on the online calendar contact us directly. Often we have more availability then shown.
  • Price per group: from €245,- including 2 guests. 20 euro extra per person when more than 2.
  • Capacity: Fully private between 1 and 10 people on the tour.


Do you still have questions? Click here to see our FAQ or to contact us directly.

Extremely knowledgeable

Rocco was extremely knowledgeable and encouraged discussion and reflection on the art. The boat was cozy (despite the weather) and the views unique... floating under, alongside and through the installations. We really enjoyed this unique experience.

– Diana
Definitely recommend!

Awesome! Rocco really knows the canals and is an excellent host. The boat is cozy, and the treats were delicious. The art is so beautiful to see up close in the water, and getting to hear the context behind the pieces was great. Definitely recommend!

– Steven

Rocco keeps the groups small and makes it a personalized tour. I was thankful I booked with him and not one on a larger boat. We were able to step out on the deck easily to take pictures. What a fantastic and relaxing way to see Amsterdam!

– Jane
Quite an experience!

While it’s true there are bigger boats you could be on, you won’t get the same personal experience Rocco gave us. He explained each piece to us in detail and made it fun for everyone else, and I can’t forget the amazing hot chocolate that was given to us as well. I have no complaints on the tour, thank you again Rocco!!

– Gabriela
Fantastic boat driver

Rocco is a knowledgable, sensitive and just lovely guide who also happens to be a fantastic boat driver which was needed tonight on our trip to see the light art on the canals. His love for the city and the arts is clear and well communicated. A wonderful trip, enjoyed by us both. Many thanks.

– Rachel