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Tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience

Sip on gluhwein as your historic canal boat glides around the festival's best

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Overview
Duration
75 minutes
Highlights
  • Enjoy a perfectly intimate experience of the Amsterdam Light Festival, on board the Avanti or the Delphine
  • Relax as your expert captain glides you around a special route that's designed to show off the festival at its absolute best
  • See 30 dazzling light sculptures by a special selection of international artists – including renowned Dutch artist Jeroen Henneman
Description

The best way to see the iconic Amsterdam Light Festival is from the water, so why not make the most of your ALF experience and see the sights from a historic canal boat? It's a more intimate experience than the other cruises, and your expert captain will steer you around a custom route as you marvel at the amazing sculptures and sip on warming gluhwein – the perfect festive treat!

This year's theme is 'The Medium is the Message', the famous adage by Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan. Put simply, the medium through which a message is conveyed shapes how a message is understood.

This edition explores the role that light plays as a medium for telling stories. Over 600 artists from around the world submitted concepts on this theme. Ultimately, 30 dazzling art installations were selected to illuminate Amsterdam's historic city center during the festival.

As for you, nestled aboard a charming historic canal boat, you'll have the coziest way to experience the festival! Don't worry about the winter chill – on-board heating, thick blankets and complimentary gluhwein or soda will warm your body and soul as you enjoy the best of this year's display.

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What's included
  • 75-minute cruise on a historic boat with heating
  • Blankets
  • Gluhwein or soda
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at Cafe Tisfris, under the canopy, to the staff wearing a white Tiqets jacket
  • Make sure to be there at least 15 minutes in advance
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Cafe Tisfris
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 142, 1011 HB, Amsterdam
Key info
Live guide
English, Dutch
Reviews
Jan 15, 2019
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
The whole experience was very pleasing indeed from the initial organisation to the follow up messages and phone call- we felt it was very professional. Mark on the boat was welcoming and informative and the warming gluwein was much appreciated. We had a splendid evening. Well done to all involved.
Jan 15, 2019
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
Perfect trip to discover the light festival in Amsterdam. Warm, nice boat with great explanation of the light art.
Jan 10, 2019
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
It was a small group and the guide was pretty knowledgeable about the light festival!
Dec 27, 2018
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
We enjoyed our boattrip. The captain was super; relaxed and gave good info; we feeled welcome.
Dec 16, 2018
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
A wonderfull way to experience the unique Light Festival in Amsterdam
Dec 13, 2018
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
We really enjoyed our Canal Cruise. Brian was very welcoming and friendly and informative about the lights and also places of interest that we passed. He had a few funny anecdotes to tell too! Being a small boat, we didn't have to queue and we left at the correct time. The boat was nice and warm (helped by the Gluhwein!) and we had great views - we could unzip the windows when we wanted a closer look at something. Thanks again - thoroughly recommend.
Dec 13, 2018
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
It was great
Dec 9, 2018
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
Great tour!
Nov 30, 2018
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
Briar was an excellent guide! Very personable and knowledgeable about the city and your. A very enjoyable evening in a lovely boat! Highly recommend!
Jan 10, 2018
Amsterdam Light Festival - Historic Boat Experience
Thoughtful tour would definitely recommend :)
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