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Amsterdam Light Festival Water Colors Canal Cruise

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    • Child (4-13)
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Key Highlights

  • Experience the spectacular light art at the Amsterdam Lights Festival from the water
  • See museums and other striking buildings illuminated under the night sky
  • Be enchanted by the unique light sculptures, projections and installations decorating the city
  • Cruise along the canal in heated boats with onboard commentary
  • Overview

    Winters in Amsterdam are truly spectacular, with the annual Amsterdam Lights Festival transforming the city through its striking light shows. There’s no better way to see these epic light installations than from the water, aboard a canal cruise boat.

    Take the Amsterdam Water Colors Cruise and experience the colourful and immersive light art, created by local as well as international artists. The 75-minute cruise gives you a ringside view of the various light sculptures, projections and installations scattered around the city. The artists have collaborated on this year’s theme ‘The Medium is the Message,’ the famous statement by the Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan.

    Keep yourself warm in the heated boats and enjoy onboard commentary as you see the radiant city pass you by.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    28 Nov - 19 Jan : Daily


    90 minutes

    Start time

    You have to choose one of the following time slots:
    5:00pm / 6:00pm / 7:00pm / 8:00pm / 9:00pm / 9:40pm

    Meeting Point

    The cruise will depart from Lovers company Leidsekade.
    (Please reach 30 minutes before departure time)

    Ending Point

    Same as the meeting point


    Board your Amsterdam Water Colors Cruise from Lovers company Leidsekade and sail past the many illuminated installations as part of the Amsterdam Lights Festival.

    Cruise through the historical centre of Amsterdam and admire the unique light sculptures, projections and installations created by local as well as international artists. The theme for this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival is The Medium is the Message. The retina-boggling installations convey a message and the city of Amsterdam finds itself as a medium for telling stories.

    Take in the beauty of the city as you cruise past museums and the city’s most iconic buildings, all illuminated under the evening sky.

    After your 90-minute cruise, you will be dropped at the start point. You are free to explore the artworks at your leisure.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 75-minute canal cruise with onboard commentary
    • Amsterdam Light Festival


    • Hotel transfers
    • Meals
    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    Please reach departure point 30 minutes prior to departure to get your vouchers changed.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Great expierence

      It was a great expierece overall. But I was expecting to get into a boat where I can open windows and take some good photographs. But I guess that was luck based, so I got into...

      Asema Hassan, Germany