Experience Amsterdam Light Festival during the Water Colors Cruise

The seventh edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will take place from November 29, 2018 until January 20, 2019. The unique annual light art festival in the historic center of Amsterdam is a must see. Experience the large open-light museum in style with a cruise along or even under the most fantastic light sculptures and projections. Be charmed by all the lights, and enjoy this wonderful event together with Rent a Boat Amsterdam. Rent a Boat Amsterdam is an official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival. And that's why we’d like to make your boat trip even more special with a drink, dinner or one of our special packages.

Calendar November 29, 2018 until January 20, 2019 - Canals

View the route of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2018-2019 cruise

View an impression of previous editions


The annual Amsterdam Light Festival for young and old

Amsterdam literally lights up for a couple of weeks every year. In co-creation with artists, designers and architects, the organization of the Amsterdam Light Festival organizes an annual event that both young and old do not want to miss. The organization has a clear mission: bring visitors and artists together from different backgrounds in the dark winter period. And it’s successful every year! The festival is now visited by over a million visitors yearly. The most unique thing is to admire all light artwork from the famous canals of Amsterdam.

Why do you have to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water?

  • You sail along or even under the beautiful light artworks during the route;
  • Around one million other visitors also enjoy this festival every year;
  • You have never experienced the historic city center of Amsterdam in such a unique way.

Would you like to experience this event together with your family or friends from the water? Or would you like to organize a cruise with a Christmas drink or New Year's drink for colleagues during this event? You can immediately apply for a completely non-binding request. You will receive a response from us within 24 hours (often already the same working day)! Call us at +31 (0) 20 - 624 76 35. Our team will gladly organize an unforgettable cruise with your group during the Amsterdam Light Festival.

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Special arrangements during the Amsterdam Light Festival boat cruise

The event takes place during the dark winter months. The weather could therefore be quite different during the light festival. Fortunately, you are not dependent on the weather at Rent A Boat Amsterdam. We have covered and heated salon boats. This way you are always warm and dry while you enjoy the light artworks. As a partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival we also have four special arrangements for your boat cruise:

  • Winter drinks cruise: During a 1.5 hour cruise, you can enjoy unlimited drinks and snacks, while you sail along the light artworks of international artists. You have already booked this package from € 30, - p.p.
  • Mulled wine cruise: What could be better than a glass of hot mulled wine during the dark winter months? We serve unlimited mulled wine, beer, soft drinks, wine, coffee and tea during this cruise. You can already book this package as of € 31.50 p.p.
  • Sailing Brasserie: Rent a Boat Amsterdam made this package especially for the Amsterdam Light Festival. You will be completely cared for during this unique cruise, where you will be moored twice at a special restaurant where your starter, main, and dessert dishes will be served on board. The price is only €56.50 p.p.
  • Swiss cheese fondue cruise: This winter classic can not be missed. You can book a delicious Gruyère cheese fondue for € 19.50 per person. Highly recommended for an intimate experience of the Amsterdam Light Festival.

Do you prefer a different arrangement? See our packages or request a quote without obligation via the website or call us at +31 (0) 20 - 624 76 35.

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