Amsterdam Light Festival

Book your tickets for the spectacle of light now!

The Amsterdam Light Festival puts our capital city in the spotlights during the dark winter months. In December and January, the city sparkles with many light art installations. National and international artists have created unique works of art, most of which were made specifically for the Amsterdam Light Festival. The canals of Amsterdam form the enchanting background for the festival.

Water Colors canal cruises

The Amsterdam Light Festival is best seen from the water. Many artworks and light art installations are located next to the Water Colors route, a boat route through the Amsterdam canals. The artworks' reflections cause a magical interplay between light and water. Want to experience the light art from up close? Join us on one of our Water Colors canal cruises.

Canal Tours Amsterdam founding partner

Canal Tours Amsterdam - a brand of Stromma Netherlands - is founding partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Amsterdam is best seen from the water, and this is certainly the case during the Amsterdam Light Festival. The spectacular light art is even more enchanting from the water! In recent years, the festival has grown into an alluring event that lasts nearly two months. You don't want to miss it!

Amsterdam Light Festival 2017/2018.

You can take one of the Water Colors Cruises from 30 November 2017 until 21 January 2018. During this period, the works of art are illuminated daily, from 17:00 to 23:00 (until 20:00 on New Year's Eve).

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruises

Water Colors Cruise

Ticket for the official festival cruise

1h 15min
Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water on board the Water Colors Cruise.

Water Colors LOOKOUT

Combi: Water Colors Cruise + LOOKOUT

2h 30min
Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water and from high above the ground.
Amsterdam Light Festival sloep met open boot

Water Colors Open Boat

Admire the art from an open boat

1h 15min
Experience a heart warming evening cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival with the open boat.