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Amsterdam Light Festival

November 28, 2019 – January 19, 2020

Your own private boat

Comfortable & heated

With drinks or dinner

From November 28, 2019 until January 19, 2020 the 8th edition of Amsterdam Lights Festival takes place.
During this annual light art festival over 20 artworks and installations by (international) artists, designers
and architects light up the inner city of Amsterdam.

The images shown on this page are from previous editions to give you an impression.


Saloon boat Salute offers you the possibility to admire the light art up close from the water in your own private boat. Double glazing in the saloon and a good heating system ensures that, whatever the weather, you always enjoy the perfect panoramic views. The aft section of the boat can fully open giving you the possibility to experience the light sculptures even more.  In addition, saloon boat Salute is 100% electric, so you won’t hear or smell the engine. Saloon boat Salute is completely restored with many authentic details that give the ship its intimate atmosphere. Would you like to toast with your friends in style? Invite your business relations? Or just look for a romantic, pleasant place for private, a la carte dining on board? We offer personal customized tours for small groups at the highest level.

Up to 10 people can enjoy this unique and exclusive boat.
Can you imagine a better way to admire the lightfestival, then with the luxury saloon boat Salute?

Amsterdam Light Cruise

These are our prices, when booking via this website:

  • Price: € 320,-
  • Drinks package (optional): € 12,50 p.p.
  • Boarding location: Museum Willet Holthuysen
  • Departure: 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Number of persons: 10 persons at most

We combine the Amsterdam Light Festival Route with some other canals in a 1,5 hour cruise for € 320,-. To make it easy for you, we offer you a drinks package with snacks for €12,50 per person. (unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks, juice and water) We will also put various nuts and cheese crackers on the table.
Or you can of course simply use the drinks from our regular bar and pay them to the captain afterwards.

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise

These are our prices, when booking via this website:

  • Price: € 565,-
  • 3 course a la carte dinner: € 65,- p.p.
  • Boarding location: Museum Willet Holthuysen
  • Departure: 7:30 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Number of persons: 5 persons at most

A la carte dining and at the same time admiring all artworks of the light festival is possible for up to 5  people. You can start your dinner cruise at 7:30 PM at the location that suits you best. For the 3-hour cruise you pay 565,- and 65,- per person for the 3 course a la carte dinner from restaurant Johannes. The consumed drinks from our bar can be paid to the captain at the end of the cruise.

Rates include VAT and are including € 5,75 remittance costs per person to the Light Festival and tourist tax. (No extra costs)

Book your Amsterdam Light Festival package

Choose your package:

I want to use:

Number of persons:

Preferred time of cruise

After you sent the form correctly, you will receive a confirmation.

We will let you know as soon as possible by mail that we reserve the date and time for you. We will send you an invoice for the boat rental (and drinks package if ordered) to finalize your booking.

We will finalize your booking and send you a confirmation when payment is received.

Impression of the festival from last year:

Practical information

Start- and finish location

Our standard start- and finish location is from the Jetty of Museum Willet-Holtuysen on Herengracht no. 605.

On request and depending on other bookings, it is also possible to start and finish on a different location.


There are several parking garages around the boarding location. The nearest car park is City Hall/Music Theatre (Waterloo Square Amsterdam, 1011 PG 28) or P1 Parking waterlooplein (Valkenburgerstraat 238, 1011 ND Amsterdam)

Public transport

Just a 3-minute walk from the boarding location are different possibilities to make use of public transport.
From Amsterdam Central station trams 4 and 14 will bring you to the Rembrandplein stop in a few minutes.
Plan your trip with the public transport planner.


A 2-minute walk from the boarding location you will find a taxi stand at Utrechtsestraat no. 15.