The Ultimate Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour

1,5hr Amsterdam Light Festival Tour incl. mulled wine & snacks

The Ultimate Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour 2023/2024

✨ WELCOME TO THE AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL FROM 30 NOV 2023 – 21 JAN 2024 ✨

Pure Boats are excited to have been selected as official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2023/ 2024 to showcase the winter art works of this enchanting festival, aboard our warm and cozy boats (with mulled wine!). The Light Festival is on from 30 November 2023 until 21 January 2024. Please do note this cruise is for guests ages 14 and up , we do welcome guests of all ages on our Private cruises and our Highlights cruise.

Good to know about the Ultimate Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour:
• €59 per person excl. booking fee
• An extensive 1,5 hour boat ride incl. captain/guide
• Cruise comfortably on a covered & heated boat
• A sharing platter with typical Dutch nibbles.
• Open bar with local craft beers, a wide selection of quality European wines, and non-alcoholic drinks
• Group size of max. 16 guests
• This cruise is 14+ only
• The tour is in English
• Depending on group size, weather and availability we use any of our 4 boats

During the Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour, around 20 artists showcase their installations along a route of the canals, which is of course best seen on one of our luxurious heated boats on this 1,5hr small group tour. With a focus on quality and service, we strive to show you the best possible time in a refined but relaxed setting, aboard high end, customised boats. Every year the festival has another theme. This season it’s: LOADING…Revealing ART, AI and Tech and different artists are asked to complete a stunning work of art that attracts millions of visitors!

Beginning in the famous canal district (Keizersgracht), we invite you aboard one of our hand crafted, classic electric canal cruisers to experience a unique Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour.

We stick to a small group of guests, maximum 16 – to ensure a spacious and personalised experience.
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✨ Amsterdam Light Festival 2023/2024 Winter Special ✨

During our Amsterdam Light Festival Small Boat Tours you are presented with a light sharing platter with Dutch snacks to match our high end open bar with a seasonal selection of local craft beers from various Amsterdam breweries, hand picked quality wines, soft drinks and juices. Special seasonal favourite is our homemade mulled wine – cosy winter vibes guaranteed!

As a designated partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival, our captains possess comprehensive knowledge to guide you through the captivating art installations and provide insightful commentary about the enchanting canals.

We are extremely proud to show our guests a unique and personalised experience on the Amsterdam canals and beyond. Not just a boat trip, we strive to provide those extra special touches to make a truly unforgettable adventure for our guests.

Official Amsterdam Light Festival Boat tour Partner


Also in 2023/2024 we will be an official partner of the Light Festival boat tour. During our Official Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour we will showcase the complete route of art installations throughout the city. We will also explore other beautiful parts of the historic canal belt, which is illuminated by the interesting and colourful installations along the route.

FAQ Amsterdam Light Festival Small Group Tour


How do I book tickets?
Please follow the calendar on the right hand of the page. Here you can choose the date and time you would like to join our Ultimate Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour.

How much is a ticket?
We’re so excited to welcome you aboard the Ultimate Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise. Our tickets are priced at €59 per guest.

Where does the boat leave from?
Pick up and drop off for the Light Festival tour is at a centrally located dock in the Jordaan area (Keizersgracht).

What is the weather like during the Light Festival?
Amsterdam winter is truly enchanting. Breathtaking and cosy evenings and twinkling lights over the canals are the ideal setting for an unforgettable experience. The best accessories for this journey are layers and layers and mittens of course.

Are you boats covered and heated?
Winter can be chilly in Amsterdam, so we do make sure our boats are extremely comfy to be on during the winter time. Blankets, heaters and drinks to warm you up are all aboard!

What happens when it rains or snows?
With the precautions we take to make our boats super comfortable we do endure some rain/winter weather.

How many people do you take on a cruise?
We stick to smaller group size, and cruise with a maximum of 16 guests. This way there is more than enough space on the boat to relax, take pictures and see the beautiful sights.

What is included in your Light Festival small group tour?
Our special cruise includes a 1,5hr cruise with a small group of other like minded travellers, an open bar with our selection of craft beers, European wines, sot drinks and juices, home made mulled wine and some light snacks to share.

Looking to book a Private Amsterdam Light Cruise?


Would you like to book a private Amsterdam Light Festival cruise? You can find more information on those options on our private cruise pages here:

Private Amsterdam Light Festival Cruises.

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