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Amsterdam: Light Festival Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

4.3 / 5

47 reviews

Amsterdam: Light Festival Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

From US$ 44.24 per person

Experience the once-in-a-lifetime Amsterdam Light Festival from the comfort of a heated & modern canal boat with unlimited beer, wine, gluhwein and soda.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival on a covered and electric boat
  • See 25 different light installations by 20 different artists
  • Help yourself to unlimited drinks
Full description
Get the chance to see the city of Amsterdam lit up by the illuminations of the famous Amsterdam Light Festival on this canal cruise. Meet the crew next to the Sea Palace, in the center of Amsterdam, and start an unforgettable cruise past 25 illuminated art pieces along Amsterdam's canals. Enjoy the comfort of a covered boat and wrap up in a blanket and heated pillow. Listen to a commentary on the art pieces, the canals, and the city from your skipper/ local host as you sip on unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Amsterdam Light Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Together with the citizens and visitors of Amsterdam, the festival looks back at a decade of light art. Furthermore, the most appealing, inspiring and popular light artworks of the past 9 editions will return to the canals of Amsterdam.
  • Unlimited beer, wine, soda and gluhwein
  • Canal cruise
  • Amsterdam Light Festival fee
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • Masks are optional for this activity

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is next to the Sea Palace Amsterdam (Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE Amsterdam). Look for a blue boat with a white roof. The crew will be dressed entirely in blue.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Warm clothing
    • Jacket

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 47 reviews

    Review summary

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    The tour was most informative and you get to see Amsterdam from a totally different perspective.. The captain Paul and the guide Jan were very good and knowledgeable. The welcome host (forgotten his name, sorry) was warm and freindly and the warm gluehwein was the just right for the cold night. A smaller ship gives much more of a personal touch than the mass cruises on offer here... The guy are truely passionate about their beautiful and charming city. Cant recommend this trip enough.. Go do it..

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    January 16, 2020

    Amazing!! Paul and Carlos were a fantastic team and made sure we had a wonderful time. Thanks so much to the lovely guy who welcomed us to the dock he really helped us out as we turned up on the wrong date for our tour- he was very kind and accommodating.

    December 16, 2019

    Amazing experience! I didn't know what to expect from the Amsterdam light festival and which company to choose but I am super happy I went for Starboard. The boat is covered, fully electric and spacious! the captain and host were welcoming and shared about the art. It didn't feel like a mass touristic tour but small scale and fun. Definitely the highlight of my visit to Amsterdam!

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    December 2, 2019

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