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Amsterdam Light Festival 2023/2024

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Amsterdam Light Festival route

During the 12th edition of ALF, you will cruise past the light artworks specially designed for the festival by (inter)national artists. For the regular canal cruise tickets, on a semi-covered boat, the cruise will start from Oosterdokskade 8. If you purchased a ticket on a luxury saloon boat, the departure point will be Prins Hendrikkade 33A. Both locations are on walking distance from the Central Station. From these locations, we will sail from the Open Harbor of Amsterdam towards the canalbelt, where you will come across some of the enchanting light artworks. The cruise will proceed towards the Amstel River, where besides the artworks we will sail past some of the most important landmarks of the city. We will conclude the cruise guiding you back to the Open Harbour after which we will drop you of at the pick-up point. The entire canal cruise takes about 75 minutes.

amsterdam light festival

Amsterdam Light Festival 2023

The light festival Amsterdam 2023/2024 will take place from the 30th of November 2023 until the 21st of January 2024. The lights will shine daily between 5 and 11 PM. Please note that on New Year’s Eve, we will only sail until 21:30, so please keep this in mind. All our cruises depart near Central Station. Would you like to admire Amsterdam’s most beautiful light show from the water? We have more than 8 daily departure times between 17:00 and 22:00, choose yours and join us on a trip of a lifetime!

amsterdam light festival

Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise

Amsterdam Boat Experience will take you on an enchanting canal cruise during the 11th edition of ALF and its theme, Imagine Beyond. Our canal cruises can be booked in various forms. Choose one of the options below:

  • Single ticket canal cruise – from € 25,50
  • Single ticket on a luxury saloon boat – from € 26,50
  • Single ticket kids – from € 13,50
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Additional information

  • The cruise during the light festival lasts approximately 75 minutes;
  • Fully equipped private boats for groups, drinks included;
  • Onboard bar with beer, wine & soft drinks;
  • Including experienced skipper;
  • Our host will provide you with a detailed explanation of the artworks.

From which location does the light show cruise depart?

Both cruises depart near Central Station


The 12th edition of the festival will end on the 21st of January at 11 PM.

Our semi-covered boats depart from the address: Oosterdokskade 8, Amsterdam. If you have a ticket for our luxury saloon boat the departure point will be Prins Hendrikkade 33A, both locations are on walking distance from the Central Station of Amsterdam. During the cruise you will pass all 20+ light artworks the festival has to offer.

ALF is an annual light festival in downtown Amsterdam. National and international artists are invited to create a light artwork especially for the festival. The route can be traveled on foot, by bicycle or by boat. Would you like to admire the light artworks from the water? Book your (private) canal cruise at Amsterdam Boat Experience.

That is entirely up to you. Although we can assure you that it is a unique experience to admire the light festival from the water. With us, you will be covered, warm and get a delicious snack and drink on board. Moreover, you will see the light art works up close and sail under the enchanting bridges, so we recommend you to admire this beautiful light show in Amsterdam from the water.

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