Amsterdam Light Festival
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From 19 December, 2021
When is this inspiring festival of light? From December 02, 2021 to January 23, 2022, 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 our canal cruise. On this page we will tell you all about the festival, where it takes place, what the theme is, which boat trips you can take and how to buy tickets.
Where will it take place?
The festival's light sculptures for the boat route are placed in the Weesperbuurt and Plantage neighborhood, on a route of almost 6 kilometers.
Experience Amsterdam Light Festival on a boat
As the proud founding partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival, we’re very excited to offer you the chance to experience this breathtaking event from the water. Because – let’s be honest – the city is at its most beautiful from this perspective.
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. Are you looking to get the best perspective on the art and enjoy the festival up close? Come and join us on one of our special canal cruises!
Special Theme 2021 - 2022
This year's Amsterdam Light Festival theme is: Celebrate Light. It celebrates 10 years of light artworks in the capital. After a year of absence, there is no better way to celebrate the comeback of the festival with the highlights of the previous editions together with the visitors and residents of the city.
To reinforce this, the public was asked to vote for their favorite works of light art from past editions. The winners will again be on display along the route this year. In addition, a number of social themes are highlighted, such as loneliness and child poverty, to remind ourselves that not everyone is able to participate in the festivities.
Book your festival ticket
This edition we have different types of tour: an Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise or an Amsterdam Light Festival Open Boat Tour. The 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.
Want to see the light installations up close? Then book an Open Boat Tour 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.
Do you have something special to celebrate? Then check out our overview of our canal tours for private groups during the Amsterdam Light Festival.
Are you curious about all the information you need about Stromma festival tours? Then take a look at the frequently asked questions about the light 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!