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Amsterdam Light Festival 2022/2023

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Amsterdam Light Festival route

During the 11th edition of ALF, you will cruise past the light artworks specially designed for the festival by (inter)national artists. The cruise starts from Oosterdokskade 8, near Central Station. From this location, we sail around the NEMO Science Museum in the direction of the Plantage, where you have already come across some enchanting light artworks. From the plantage, the cruise continues towards the prestigious Amstel Hotel and Amsterdam’s most famous bridge, the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug). We will conclude the cruise through Amsterdam’s canals 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 2022

The light festival Amsterdam 2022/2023 will take place from the 1st of December 2022 till the 22nd of January 2023. The lights will shine daily between 5 and 11 PM. Please note that on New Year’s Eve, we only sail during the first two time slots, so please keep this in mind. All our cruises depart from Oosterdokskade 8, 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

Booot 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 drinks excluded – € 26,50
  • Single ticket drinks included – € 33,50
  • Single ticket kids – € 13,25
  • Single V.I.P. ticket drinks excluded – € 47,-
  • Single V.I.P. ticket drinks included – € 53,-
  • Single V.I.P. ticket kids – € 26,50
  • Private boat drinks included (12p) – € 399,-
  • Private boat drinks included (20p) – € 599,-
  • Private boat drinks included (30p) – € 799,-
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Additional information

  • The cruise during the light festival lasts approximately 75 minutes;
  • Complete private boats for groups are available;
  • Single tickets possible with or without 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?

The cruise departs from the Oosterdokskade 8


This years Amsterdam Light Festival will end at the 22nd of January 2023 at 11PM.

All our boats depart from the address: Oosterdokskade 8, Amsterdam (near Central Station). 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 Rederij Booot Amsterdam.

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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