Edition 11 is over. Thank you to all the guests who sailed with us. We have enjoyed ourselves. We will be back again in November. Keep an eye on our website for more information and the latest news towards edition 12 of Amsterdam Light Festival.
As of November 30, 2023
Stromma’s festival canal cruises are back! Buy your ticket online with discount and secure your seat! From November 30, 2023 to January 21, 2024, the Amsterdam Light Festival sets our capital in the spotlight. During the dark, but cozy, months, the city glistens with light art installations. Experience it up close on a canal cruise. After a two year's of absence, we are delighted to be able to once again be amazed by original works of light art during this year's Amsterdam Light Festival.
Departure times and location
All our Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruises departure from Damrak Pier 5. A 3-minute walk from the main entrance of Central Station. The first departure is at 17:00 and the last one at 21:30.
Buy an evening canal tour ticket
This edition we have a couple of options for you: an Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise or an Open Boat Tour. Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise takes you along the entire route while you sit relaxed on a heated boat with an optimal view of twenty inspiring works of art. The first departure is at 17:00 when is getting dark in the city.
Join our unique Late Night Canal Cruise
This year we also offering a special and cheaper Late Night Cruise. You can board from 20:00 and dive into the romantic Amsterdam nightfall. Experience a heartwarming late night cruise at a special rate. Amsterdam's late night always feels special. With this canal cruise you embrace this elusive phenomenon.
Light Festival Open Boat Tour
Want to see the light installations up close? Then book an Open Boat Tour with Stromma where we will provide blankets to protect your from any lower temperatures. Snuggle close to your partner, friends or family member and enjoy the festival in a smaller group, in the open air on an electric boat.
Do you have something special to celebrate? Then check out our overview of our canal tours for private groups during Amsterdam Light Festival.
Where does the festival takes place?
To give you the perfect view of this spectacle, we’ve created the best route, a boat tour that goes on the canals and waterways of the capital. The artworks can be found along this route:
- Nieuwe Keizersgracht
- Plantage Muidergracht
Official Amsterdam Light Festival Route
The official route our canal cruises and boat tours take. Read everything you need to know about the route
Special Theme 2023-2024
The theme of this year's Amsterdam Light Festival edition 12 is yet unknown.
FAQ – Amsterdam Light Festival cruises
Are you curious about all the information you need about Stromma festival tours? Then take a look at the frequently asked questions about the festival.
All tickets include the mandatory Amsterdam Light Festival surcharge that is required to sail in the festival area. So there are no extra costs!