Light Festival in Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Cruise the most scenic winter wonderland - Light Festival in Amsterdam

Private Light Festival cruise

Private Light Festival in Amsterdam boat tour


Experience wintertime on the canals! Join us on a Private Light Festival boat tour, and make unforgettable memories together with your friends and family on this winter event that can’t be missed!
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What is the Light Festival in Amsterdam?

The canals are normally already a fairy-tale, but during the Light Festival they turn into a true winter wonderland! Over 50 artworks illuminate the sides of the canals on a route that takes about 1,5 hours to complete. Every year the festival has another theme, and different artists are asked to complete a stunning work of art that attracts millions of visitors!

This private Tour is perfect if you’d like to experience the Light Festival in Amsterdam on one of our custom built boats, with friends & family.

Boat cruises during the Light Festival in Amsterdam


Here are some frequently asked questions about boat cruises during the Amsterdam Light Festival:

When is the Light Festival in Amsterdam?


The Amsterdam Light Festival is being held in Amsterdam, during the winter months from 2 December 2021 through to the 23 January 2022.

What is the best way to see the Light Festival?


During the Amsterdam Light Festival a curated group of international artists showcase their installations along a route of the canals, which is of course best seen from one of our heated and covered boats! We stick to smaller group sizes of around 15 guests.

What is the Best Boat for the Amsterdam Light Festival cruise?


With a focus on quality and service, we pride ourselves on providing our guests with the best possible experience in a refined and relaxed setting, aboard the most high end, customised boats. Because the Amsterdam Light Festival is held during the winter times the best boat for the Light Festival is a closed and heated boat, which is suitable for all weather types. Luckily all our boats can be fully covered and heated, which ensures that you will have the most comfy and cosy experience aboard!

What to expect during a Light Festival Cruise by Pure Boats?


During this cruise our captain will be your guide and host. Optionally you will be presented with an extensive selection of Dutch snacks to match our high end open bar. Our open bar offers a seasonal selection of local craft beers from various Amsterdam breweries, hand picked quality European wines, soft drinks and juices.
As an official partner of the Light Festival our captains have all the knowledge to tell you about the beautiful art works and the history of beautiful Amsterdam and its Unesco World Heritage protected canals.

Tickets Private Canal Cruise Amsterdam Light Festival

You can book tickets for a private canal cruise for the Amsterdam Light Festival on our website right here. We can accommodate groups of 2 up to groups of 15 guests on our luxury boats.



Tickets Small Group Tours Light Festival Amsterdam


Would you rather join other groups to experience the beautiful art works? We stick to smaller group sizes than the bigger boats to make sure you can have enough space and have the feeling of being on your own boat with new found friends!

How often do you run these winter canal cruises?


We run 4 cruises every evening, from 17.00-22.00.

Route Amsterdam Light Festival


Beginning in the famous Golden Bend of the 17th century Mansion Houses, we invite you aboard one of our handcrafted, classic electric canal cruisers to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival in a unique way and we will end the cruise in that same location.

Tips for the Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour

– Book in advance for the time slot that you wish to join us on, because our cruises do book out fast.
– Wrap up warm, although our boats are covered and heated it will be chilly outside! We have big coats on the boats which you can borrow as well!
– Bring your camera, the canals are beautiful in the evening and the art work along the Light festival route is spectaculair every year
– Bring your friends and family to enjoy this memorable experience
– Make sure you are not late for the cruise. Unfortunately we can’t wait for guests that are late because we are running on quite a tight schedule.

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