Check Availability
  • Adult (14+)
    - +
  • Child (4-13)
    - +
  • Infant (0-3)
    - +
Hold on. It can sometimes take up to 30 seconds to search for your dates and options. Please bear with us.

Amsterdam Light Festival Water Colors Canal Cruise

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    28 Nov - 19 Jan : Daily

  • Duration

    90 minutes

  • Start time

    You have to choose one of the following time slots:
    5:00pm / 6:00pm / 7:00pm / 8:00pm / 9:00pm / 9:40pm

  • Meeting Point
    The cruise will depart from Lovers company Leidsekade.
    (Please reach 30 minutes before departure time)
  • Ending Point

    Same as the meeting point

Key Highlights

  • Experience the spectacular light art at the Amsterdam Lights Festival from the water
  • See museums and other striking buildings illuminated under the night sky
  • Be enchanted by the unique light sculptures, projections and installations decorating the city
  • Cruise along the canal in heated boats with onboard commentary


Winters in Amsterdam are truly spectacular, with the annual Amsterdam Lights Festival transforming the city through its striking light shows. There’s no better way to see these epic light installations than from the water, aboard a canal cruise boat.

Take the Amsterdam Water Colors Cruise and experience the colourful and immersive light art, created by local as well as international artists. The 75-minute cruise gives you a ringside view of the various light sculptures, projections and installations scattered around the city. The artists have collaborated on this year’s theme ‘The Medium is the Message,’ the famous statement by the Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan.

Keep yourself warm in the heated boats and enjoy onboard commentary as you see the radiant Attraction Pass you by.


Board your Amsterdam Water Colors Cruise from Lovers company Leidsekade and sail past the many illuminated installations as part of the Amsterdam Lights Festival.

Cruise through the historical centre of Amsterdam and admire the unique light sculptures, projections and installations created by local as well as international artists. The theme for this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival is The Medium is the Message. The retina-boggling installations convey a message and the city of Amsterdam finds itself as a medium for telling stories.

Take in the beauty of the city as you cruise past museums and the city’s most iconic buildings, all illuminated under the evening sky.

After your 90-minute cruise, you will be dropped at the start point. You are free to explore the artworks at your leisure.


  • 75-minute canal cruise with onboard commentary
  • Amsterdam Light Festival


  • Hotel transfers
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

Please reach departure point 30 minutes prior to departure to get your vouchers changed.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

travel inspiration from guidebook

Our website uses cookies to improve your experience. To find out more, please read our Cookie Policy. Accept