Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour - in Amsterdam - LikeALocal Guide

Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour

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16 EUR

From November the 28th 2019 until January the 19th 2020, Amsterdam will light up for the eighth edition of the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Experience all of the stunning light sculptures and admire Amsterdam from the water on a very nice private boat with a dedicated local skipper.

Duration: 1.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Dutch,
  • German
Tour by Chris

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  • Experience Amsterdam in a unique way
  • Admire all the stunning, massive light sculptures from the water
  • Sail through the city centre with a dedicated local skipper
  • Personalise the tour according to your wishes

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From November the 28th 2019 until January the 19th 2020, Amsterdam will light up for the sixth edition of the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. More than 35 massive light sculptures by international artists, designers and architects will illuminate the city.

Join me for a private boat tour during the festival and get to know Amsterdam in the most unique way possible! The latest light innovations add a totally new dimension to the historical city. From the canal belt to the museum harbours to the Amstel river, experience Amsterdam like never before!

For both visitors and locals, the boat route is a magical way to see the city. I offer 90-minute boat tours daily (except New Year’s Eve) from 17:00–22:00, and will take you past, beneath and through the spectacular light installations.

• Feel free to bring your own food and beverages.
• The tour can be personalized or modified according to your wishes.
• I offer the best price/quality ratio in Amsterdam.
• Please note that the boat is an OPEN sloop. Clean and warm blankets are available aboard. However I advise you to wear warm clothes.

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What’s included & not included

  • Departure point of your choice
  • Arrival point of your choice
  • Clean and warm blankets are available
  • Call-out charge
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available aboard for an extra fee.

Meeting point

Keizersgracht 157, 1015 CL Amsterdam

Reviews from travellers (8)


It was great, highly recommend
I booked the tour as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and we were more than satisfied! Chris, a very nice and friendly local, picked us up near our hotel and we saw all the highlights of the light festival. Chris told us interesting facts and the warm blankets kept us warm. Definitely worth it, especially if you want to have a more special boat tour!
Great way to see the City and the Lights!
Chris lead an awesome tour throughout the canal system. He definitely knows all the canals by the back of his hand and had a fair amount of fun facts about Amsterdam as well. The boat was a smooth, albeit chilly, ride in the evening, but we dressed extra warmly and it really wasn't that bad! Chris was also very timely with pick-up and drop-off. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. It was one of the highlights of our time in Amsterdam for sure!
Absolutely awesome! Chris was a lots of fun

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for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
I wanted to propose to my boyfriend while in Amsterdam and was fortunate enough to find Chris. He was very kind and communicative and helped me come up with a clear plan. It could not have gone any better and now we’re engaged!
Chris was the perfect amount of informative, funny, and charming. I highly recommend his boat ride.
Also, Amsterdam at dusk into the night is nothing short of magical.
Great private boat tour in Amsterdam
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Chris was a great tour guide. He took us to places that the larger canal boats just can't access (because of their size). This gave us a closer look at how the locals live and play in Amsterdam. Excellent overall experience, highly recommended!
Best tour!!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
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