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About the activity

From November 30 until January 21, Amsterdam’s canals will be illuminated by spectacular light sculptures. Glide along the waterways on this private boat tour, viewing magical light installations.

  • Free cancellation
    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • Instant confirmation & Mobile tickets
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  • Private tour
    Avoid crowds with an exclusive experience.
  • Live guiding
    Dutch, English, German
  • Start times - Available from August 10, 2024
    5:00 PM, 7:00 PM
  • Duration
    1.5 hours
  • Includes
    • Soft and hard drinks, plus chocolates
    • Full 90 minutes on the water
    • Private setting with up to 10 people
    • No bathroom is available onboard
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off unavailable for this tour
Highlights & Description

Highlights

  • Get the best view of impressive light sculptures dotting the canals
  • Pass by the flower market and the famous dancing houses
  • Float through a scene from one of Monet's paintings
  • Warm up with heated seats and blankets
  • Enjoy complimentary cava wine, beer, a selection of soft drinks and chocolates

Description

For a couple of months only, you can view spectacular light sculptures from a unique perspective on the water. This is a two-for-one experience, as you’ll not only see the sculptures but also the famed Amsterdam canals! Hop on a Rederij Paping boat and sail along the official light sculpture route to see what visual delights the artists have created this year.
We’ll embark from the city center and cruise to the Flower market, then continue to the expressionistic dancing houses. Perhaps your imagination will see what the artist saw as you glide past a scene from one of Monet's paintings. We’ll follow a specific route designed around the light installations so you can be sure to see these fleeting masterpieces while they last.
No need to worry about the unpredictable Dutch winter weather, either. You’ll stay warm thanks to our enclosed space with heated seating and blankets. Plus, enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way! This private tour is the perfect way to experience the season’s festivities while avoiding noisy crowds and harsh winter weather.

Good to know before you go
  • The boat has a roof and windows to protect you from the cold weather, but it’s still wise to dress weather appropriately. It can get quite chilly on the water even with our sophisticated heating features.
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Amsterdam: See the Light Sculptures on a Boat Cruise weekday

Amsterdam: See the Light Sculptures on a Boat Cruise

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the cancellation policy for this activity?
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
2. When will I receive the confirmation of my booking?
You will receive an email notification right after your successful payment. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder. When the payment is completed you have the option to download your ticket directly.
3. What is a private tour?
Private tours offer more advantages and benefits than regular tours. You will have your own private guide for the duration of the tour. You can also customize the itinerary to your specific interests and needs.
4. Are mobile tickets enough or do I have to print them?
Tickets don't need to be printed. You can show your ticket from your smartphone as a PDF.
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