Amsterdam Light Festival

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Drinks and dinner cruises

Best Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tours in 2023/2024 

Private Canal Cruises is proud to be an official parter of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2023/2024.

We offer Private Amsterdam Light Festival Cruises from November 30, 2023 to January 21, 2024.
More than 20 works of art and installations by (international) artists, designers and architects illuminate the city center of Amsterdam.

Theme this year is about the effect of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) on our everyday lives.
Pictures show on this website are from previous editions to give you already an impression.

Saloon boat Salute and Saloon boat Style offer you the opportunity to admire these works of art up close from the water. Double glazing in the saloon and good heating ensure that you always have a perfect panoramic view.

With the Salute, the rear part of the boat can be opened, allowing you to experience the light sculptures even more. The Style even has a completely transparent roof. Both boats have been fully restored while retaining many authentic details that give the ship an intimate atmosphere.

Do you want to have a drink in style with your friends? Invite your business relations? Or rather go for a romantic, private, a la carte dinner on board?

We offer Private Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tours for small groups at the highest level.
You can enjoy these unique and exclusive saloon boats for up to 10 people.
Can you imagine a better way to admire the light festival than with your own company in the refined, warm and cozy saloon boat Salute or saloon boat Style?

Light Cruise Salute

Light Cruise Salute

These are the prices if you book through this website:

  • Boat: Private saloon boat Salute
  • Price: € 365,-
  • Including VAT, tourist tax and ALF payment up to 4 people
  • Additional persons pay a surcharge of €8.50 per person.
  • Pick up and drop off location: Zwanenburgwal 40
  • Departure times around 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
  • For exact times see booking day
  • Duration boat trip: 1.5 hours
  • 1 to 8 people

This Private Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour is without extensive catering. You can order some small bites in our webshop and use drinks from our well-stocked bar and pay for them at the end of your cruise. If desired, our knowledgeable Captain can provide commentery about the insights of the artworks. 

We have a special offer: you will immediately receive a 15 euro discount on the boat rental when booking via the webshop. We also take care of the payment to the organization of the ALF for the first 4 people; a discount of up to 34 euros. For a 1.5-hour Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise   you pay   € 365 (up to 49 euros discount). We cruise the complete  ALF route .

Choose the Salute for the best private light festval boat cruise in 1,5 hours.

Light Cruise Special Salute

Light Cruise Special Salute

These are the prices if you book through this website

  • Boat: Private saloon boat Salute
  • Price: € 465,-
  • Including VAT, tourist tax and ALF payment up to 4 people
  • Additional persons pay a surcharge of €8.50 per person.
  • Pick up and drop off location: Zwanenburgwal 40
  • Departure times: around 4.30pm, 7.30pm and 9pm
  • For exact times see booking day
  • Duration boat trip: 2 hours
  • 1 to 8 people
  • With catering options

This Private Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Cruise come with different catering options that you can order directly.in our webshop. You can use drinks from our well-stocked bar and pay for them afterwards at the captain. During the Light Cruise Special we combine other canals with the route of the Amsterdam Light Festival. If desired, our knowledgeable Captain can provide commentery about the insights of the artworks.

 Special offer: you pay € 465 for 2 hours of sailing. For the first 4 persons, we pay the contribution to the organization of the ALF; a discount of up to 34 euros plus you will receive a 15 euros discount on the boat rental when booking via the webshop.

Choose the Salute for the best Amsterdam light festival small boat tour with catering.

Light Cruise Diner Salute

Light Cruise met Diner Salute

These are the prices if you book through this website:

  • Boat: Private saloon boat Salute
  • Price: €665,-   (Boat rental)
  • 3 course à la carte dinner: €80 pp
  • Including VAT, tourist tax and ALF payment up to 4 people
  • Additional persons pay a surcharge of €8.50 pp.
  • Pick up and drop off location: Zwanenburgwal 40
  • Departure time: around 7.30 pm
  • For exact times see booking day
  • Duration boat trip: 3 hours
  • 1 to 5 people

Private Amsterdam Light Festival with Dinner. Dining a la carte and at the same time admiring all the artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival is possible for a maximum of 5 people on salute salute and up to 7 people on salonboat Style. You can start from 7.30 pm at the locations shown and on request a little later at a location that suits you best. We make 2 short stops to pick up the dishes. This is the ultimate Amsterdam Light Festival cruise we offer.

The special offer also applies here: 15 euros on boat rental and up to 34 euros on ALF fees.. For the 3-hour private dinner cruise you pay € 665. For the 3 courses a la carte we charge €80 per person. You can pay for the drinks consumed from our bar with the captain after your cruise.

Choose the Salute for the best Private  Amsterdam Light Festival  with dinner. 

Practical information

Boarding and disembarkation location

Our standard pick-up and drop-off location is from the jetty opposite Zwanenburgwal 40.

In consultation and depending on other bookings, it is also possible to get on and off at a different location.

Parking
There are several parking garages around the boarding location. The nearest parking garage is Stadhuis / Muziektheater (Waterlooplein 28, 1011 PG Amsterdam) or P1 Parking Waterlooplein (Valkenburgerstraat 238, 1011 ND Amsterdam)

Public transport
There are several options for using public transport just a 3-minute walk from the boarding location. From Amsterdam Central station, the metro takes you to the Nieuwmarkt or Stopera in a few minutes. Plan your trip with the public transport planner.

Cab
Taxi stands are a 3-minute walk away at Waterlooplein and Nieuwmarkt.

Rates include VAT, including €8.50 payment for up to 4 people at the Light Festival, tourist tax and booking costs.

private canal cruises

Private Light Festival Boat Tours can be booked on the saloon boat Style as well. Our beautifully restored and 100% electric private boat is the perfect boat to cruise the Amsterdam Light Festival. You sit in the front, which gives you the best view of the artworks. Double glazing and good heating prevent condensation. The semi-transparent roof is unique. You can see out through it, but people can’t see in, allowing you to enjoy in privacy. The mahogany bar with a wide variety of champagnes, wines and other cold drinks is an eye-catcher. We even have a hidden toilet on board.

Up to 10 people can enjoy this Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tour in style!

Light Cruise Style

Light Cruise Style

These are our prices when booking via this website:

  • Boat: Private saloon boat Style
  • Price: € 365,-
  • Including VAT, tourist tax and ALF payment up to 4 people
  • Additional persons pay a surcharge of €8.50 per person.
  • Pick up and drop off location: Geldersekade 8
  • Departure times  around 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
  • For exact times see booking day
  • Duration boat trip: 1.5 hours
  • 1 to 10 people

This Private Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Cruise is without extensive catering. You can order some small bites in our webshop and use drinks from our well-stocked bar and pay for them at the end of your cruise. If desired, our knowledgeable Captain can provide commentery about the insights of the artworks. 

We have a special offer: you will immediately receive a 15 euro discount on the boat rental when booking via the webshop. We also take care of the payment to the organization of the ALF for the first 4 people; a discount of up to 34 euros. For a 1.5-hour Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise   you pay   € 365 (up to 49 euros discount). We cruise the complete  ALF route .

Choose the Style for the best private light festval boat cruise in 1,5 hours.

Light Cruise Special Style

Light Cruise Special Style

These are our prices when booking via this website:

  • Boat: Private saloon boat Style
  • Price: € 465,-
  • Including VAT, tourist tax and ALF payment up to 4 people
  • Additional persons pay a surcharge of €8.50 per person.
  • Pick up and drop off location: Geldersekade 8
  • Departure times around 4.30pm, 7.30pm and 9pm
  • For exact times see booking day
  • Duration boat trip: 2 hours
  • 1 to 10 people
  • With catering options

These Private Amsterdam Light Festival Boat Tours come with different catering options. You can order them directly.in our webshop. You can use drinks from our well-stocked bar and pay for them afterwards at the captain. During the Light Cruise Special we combine other canals with the route of the Amsterdam Light Festival. If desired, our knowledgeable Captain can provide commentery about the insights of the artworks.

 Special offer: you pay € 465 for 2 hours of sailing. For the first 4 persons, we pay the contribution to the organization of the ALF; a discount of up to 34 euros plus you will receive a 15 euros discount on the boat rental when booking via the webshop.

Choose the Style for the best Amsterdam light festival small boat tour with catering

Light Cruise Diner Style

Light Cruise Diner Style

These are the prices if you book through this website:

  • Boat: Private saloon boat Style
  • Price: € 665,-   (Boat rental)
  • 3 course à la carte dinner: €80 pp
  • Including VAT, tourist tax and ALF payment up to 4 people
  • Additional persons pay a surcharge of €8.50 per person.
  • Pick up and drop off location: Geldersekade 8
  • Departure time around 7.30 pm
  • For exact times see booking day
  • Duration boat trip: 3 hours
  • 1 to 7 people

Private Amsterdam Light Festival with Dinner. A la carte dining and at the same time admiring all the artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival is possible for up to 7 people on salonboat Style. You can start from 7.30 pm at the locations shown and on request a little later at a location that suits you best. We make 2 short stops to pick up the dishes.

The special offer also applies here: 15 euros on boat rental and up to 34 euros on ALF fees. For the 3-hour dinner cruise you pay € 665. For the 3 courses a la carte we charge €80 per person. You can pay for the drinks consumed from our bar with the skipper after the cruise. The ultimate way to experience the light festival.

Choose the Salute for the best Private  Amsterdam Light Festival  with dinner. 

Practical information

Boarding and disembarkation location
Our standard pick-up and drop-off location is from the jetty at Geldersekade 8.

In consultation and depending on other bookings, it is sometimes also possible to get on and off at a different location.

Parking
The nearest parking garage is the Oosterdoks parking garage: Oosterdoksstraat 150, 1011 DK Amsterdam. From there you can walk to our boarding location.

Public transport
You can easily travel from all directions by train, bus, tram or metro to Amsterdam Central Station. You can walk to our boarding location in 3 minutes. Plan your trip with the public transport planner.

Cab
There is a taxi stand around the corner opposite the St. Nicholas Church, a 1-minute walk from the boarding location.

Restaurants
Around the corner is the weeping tower where you can meet before your trip to have a drink. They do close early. so for a bite to eat you better go to the Nieuwmarkt.

Rates include VAT, including €8.50 payment for up to 4 people at the Light Festival, tourist tax and booking costs.

Book your Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise directly in our webshop. You can see the current availability here and you can book directly. You can also add your catering wishes to the light cruise specials.

You will immediately receive a booking confirmation after payment has been received by us.

If you have any questions or other wishes, please fill out our contact form.

After the form has been sent correctly, you will immediately receive the confirmation (Thank you for your request). We will inform you as soon as possible by e-mail about what is possible.

Then let us know if you want to book this. We will then place an option in our agenda and send you a payment request for the boat rental and catering to complete the booking.

Please check that all information herein is correct and then use the payment link.

The payment link is valid for a limited time and during this time we will keep the boat reserved for you, after which your option will automatically expire.

You can pay with ideal or credit card.

We will of course send you a confirmation of your booking immediately after receipt of payment.

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Many providers state the prices excluding VAT, excluding mandatory purchase catering, minimum number of persons and excluding payment to the amsterdam light festival and excluding tourist tax/entertainment fee.

WE HAVE NO HIDDEN COSTS

With us you only pay extra for the payment to the light festival if you come with more than 4 people and what you purchase in terms of catering or drinks.

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