On 1 December 2022, the 11th edition of the most beautiful festival of lights of the year gets underway in Amsterdam. This edition has the theme Imagine Beyond, with which the festival will take you on a journey to the world of imagination. Imagination allows us to envision the day of tomorrow however we like, we can dream beyond the here and now. Join us on a cruise past the various light art, look through the windows and let your fantasy run wild.
This year the light show includes brand new light art, chosen specifically for this event. The Amsterdam Light Festival artworks will be exhibited throughout winter in and around the canals of Amsterdam. The magical play between light and water can be seen from the quayside but is even more beautiful from a canal boat.
See the canals of Amsterdam in a different light
This year the best way to enjoy the festival is back: the Amsterdam Light Festival cruise. The Amsterdam Light Festival water route takes you on an almost 6 km long cruise through the Weesperbuurt en Plantage borough of the city.
What's more magical than enjoying a comfortable cruise through the canals of Amsterdam in the dark winter months? Enjoying a cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival of course! Every evening the artwork will light up, and you can see this beautiful exhibition from a canal boat. Together with Lovers Canal Cruises, we offers three types of Amsterdam Light Festival cruises that will let you appreciate the festival at its best. The most famous and popular Amsterdam Light Festival cruise has departs from Central Station.
Do you want to take the best pictures? Then you can join the Semi-open boat cruise. The boat doesn't have any windows, so you are exposed to the colder weather but your view of the light art is perfect! If you prefer to enjoy the festival with a drink in your hand and delicious snacks at the ready, then the Drinks & Bites Cruise is for you! The drinks and snacks are included in the cruise so you won’t have to worry about a thing while on board.
Book your Amsterdam Light Festival cruise tickets now!
The comfortable, modern and heated boats of Lovers Canal Cruises provide an experience that you will not soon forget. Do not wait any longer and book your tickets for the most beautiful festival of the year, the Amsterdam Light Festival!