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Amsterdam Light Festival tours 2023

Official partner - the Amsterdam City Lights Festival on the canals

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Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 4-12
Baby Up to 3 years old

The Only Light Festival canal experience with heated departure and drinks available

The Amsterdam Light Festival is a magical experience from the water, from start to finish. That’s why Amsterdam Circle Line is the only shipping company to offer a charming, heated departure from Anne Frank Café ‘De Dialoog’. You’ll start together with your friends or family with a drink in the cozy warmth, before departure. Experience this magical tour and the Amsterdam Light Festival like no other.

The most beautiful Amsterdam Light Festival experience

Enjoy the beauty of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 during an unmatched tour on whisper-quiet electric boats. You’ll sit comfortably at a table with your group, passing closely by the most beautiful light artworks.

Each boat has a photo deck where you can capture your most beautiful Light Festival photos. All boats also have a glass panoramic roof, giving you an unobstructed view of the light artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2023.

Our friendly skippers will tell you the most remarkable stories about the light artworks you’ll see during the cruise. Meanwhile, you can also listen to an audio tour in Dutch, English, or German. You’ll see and hear the magic of the light artworks unparalleled.

Unique Experience of the Light Festival 2023: Departure from Anne Frank Café

For your perfect Amsterdam Light Festival boat trip, we offer you as the only shipping company in all of Amsterdam a wonderfully heated departure location: Anne Frank Café “De Dialoog”. With us, you can be sure you have the right shipping company without having to search for the right boat in the rain at Central Station of Amsterdam. It’s the perfect embodiment of carefree pleasure at the Amsterdam Light Festival.

At Anne Frank Café, you’ll wait in comfort until your boat trip begins. We have the tastiest beers on tap, fine wines, and, of course, delicious coffee or tea. Upon presentation of your ticket, you can enjoy and buy drinks in the café or take with you in a cardboard cup on the boat. At the end of the cruise, you’ll also disembark here. That way, you’re back in the beautiful city, heading to one of the many charming cafés or restaurants nearby.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 from the Water: LOADING…

The Amsterdam Light Festival is a fantastic winter light festival. This year is already the 12th edition of the festival. The light artworks can be found on bridges, along the canals, and in the water. That’s why a boat trip is the most beautiful way to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival.

This year’s theme is entirely focused on current affairs. “Loading… Revealing ART, AI, and Tech” promises to be a festival filled with the most beautiful light artworks and technical marvels.

The Amsterdam Light Festival starts on November 30, 2023, and runs until January 21, 2024. It’s really a one-of-a-kind experience. Make sure you don’t miss it: quickly book your tickets.

  • Departure Times: 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:45, 19:15, 19:45, 20:30, 21:00 & 21:30
  • Languages on Board: Dutch and English spoken
  • Audio Tours: Yes, in Dutch, English, and German
  • Restroom on Board: Yes