Winterspecial: Special Light Art Canal Tour

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Winterspecial: Special Light Art Canal Tour

For only a limited period of time (November, December and January), you can experience an amazing wonder of Light Art installations by boat. The artworks are specially designed for the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. During this experience we will sail through the festival route and you will see all of these wonderful artworks and installations.

Our beautiful and safe electric boats are cozy, exclusive and comfortable. With a boat cover and large windows between warm blankets and comfy pillows, you have nothing to worry about. We will sail under, next to, and even over some of the artworks. The tour is appr. 70 min. where drinks and snacks are all included.


Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual event and leading light art festival set in the backdrop of our beautiful city. Every year, hundreds of artist apply to create artworks using light as their medium. We are an official guide of the Amsterdam Light Festival and would love take you on a journey through the canals to view these magical installations.

Our boats are open, which will give you the true feeling of being one with the artworks, but they can be closed as it can be very cold or rainy this time of year. We have blankets to keep you cozy and will serve wine, beer, soft drinks, Gluhwein (mulled wine), tea and coffee to keep you warm.

The only thing we need from our guests is to sit back, take in the art, enjoy each others company, share stories and meet other people from all over the world!

  • Prices start at 29euro per person (all included)
  • Drinks (wine, mulled wine, beer, soft drinks, hot chocolate)
  • Dutch snacks
  • Certified captains are also your enthusiastic guides along the way
  • 100% Electric boat with rain cover
  • Comfy cushioned seating
  • Warm blankets
  • 70 minutes tour
What you will see

As we start from the prestige Gentlemen’s canal, we will cross the beautiful river Amstel. Here we will see the first impressive artworks as well as the iconic Skinny Bridge, Theater Carre and the Hermitage. We then enter the eastern part by passing University Island, Artis zoo and Entrepotdok, with It’s impressive warehouses. Then we will sail onto the Nemo and Maritime Museum with the famous VOC replica. The last part is tranquil and gives room to mingle, chat and interact.


Herengracht 605, dock in front of museum Willet & Holthuysen. 2 minutes walk from the Rembrandsquare.

Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Pets are welcome.
  • Near public transportation.
  • We are child friendly so children of all ages are welcome!
  • Most travelers can participate, groups and single travelers.
  • Our aim for our guests is to meet as strangers, but leave as friends.
  • LGTBQ respect and equality is our life’s philosophy.

Return Details: We return at the departure point

PRICE surcharge

As we are an official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival, there is a €8 surcharge on each ticket that goes back to the non-profit organization and allows them to put on such a wonderful event in our city. This surcharge is included in the total price already.  This also means our captain and hosts have received training about each installation and are able to give you the best experience during the Amsterdam Light Festival!

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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