Amsterdam Licht Festival – Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam Light Festival
Enjoy Amsterdam Light Festival with Rederij Kooij.
Online Tickets € 19,50 p.p.

Amsterdam Light Festival with Rederij Kooij

Amsterdam Light Festival:

The eighth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival starts on 28 November 2019 and runs until 5 January 2020. Enjoy the open-air exhibition “Disrupt!” from Amsterdam’s waterways and visit one of the many things to do during the event! Once again, Amsterdam lights up with international light art!

​Rederij Kooij tours the Amsterdam Light Festival on the following dates:

  • Friday 29 November 2019 to Sunday 1 December 2019
  • Friday 6 December 2019 to Sunday 8 December 2019
  • Friday 13 December 2019 to Sunday 15 December 2019
  • Friday 20 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 

(except on December 24th, December 25th & December 31st)

Rederij Kooij 

Enjoy a canal cruise round Amsterdam Light Festival in a cruise boat belonging to Amsterdam's most prestigious canal cruise company. A family-run business founded in 1922 (nearly 100 years ago), Rederij P. Kooij, would love to welcome on board our canal cruise boats! 

Pricing Amsterdam Light Festival

  • Prices for adults: € 19.50 p.p.
    (€ 22.50 p.p. at the desk)
  • Prices for children (aged between 5 and 12): € 11.50 p.p.
    (€ 13.00 p.p. at the desk)


  • Audio guide NL/EN
  • Heated and closed boats
  • Toilets on board
  • (Hot) drinks for sale


  • ± 75 minutes.

Time table

  • Every 20 minutes starting at 17:00 Hrs. untill 20:00 Hrs.


The Rederij Kooij-jetty at Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein no. 10)

Groups during Amsterdam Light Festival

Want to experience the festival with a group? For more information please check the bottom of this page or request an offer.


All the boats in our fleet are covered and heated and offer toilet facilities. The sliding windows can be opened by passengers for photographs. 

Audio Guide

During the cruise, explanations will be given about the different light at works in both English and Dutch.


Drinks on the jetty

Hot chocolate, mulled wine and chilled drinks can be purchased on the jetty and may be brought on board. 


Wheelchair accessible: unfortunately not because of the steps leading to our jetty. 


Central Station and Opening hours


Rederij Kooij Jetty Central Station ( (Stationsplein nº 10)

Opening hours:

First boat departs at 17:00 Hrs and the last boat departs at 20:00 Hrs

Are you visiting the Amsterdam Light Festival in a group? 

On weekdays, you can book a private boat at Rederij Kooij during the Amsterdam Light Festival period. Please send an email to for a non-binding offer. 

  • The group rate is € 18.50 per person and applies to groups of 20 and over. If your group is smaller than 40 people, we will charge the minimum rate of a 40-person group.
  • If required, we can provide (cooled) drinks & snacks on board. Payment can be settled afterwards on the basis the actual numbers consumed. 
  • Groups sail from our jetty on Rokin and not from Central Station as there is room for coaches to stop and allow passengers to disembark.
Amsterdam Licht Festival – Amsterdam Light Festival



Theme of the Amsterdam Light Festival

Every year, the festival casts a spotlight on the city. This year, the artists were inspired by the theme:

Disruption is the main focus of the exhibition marking the eighth edition of the Amsterdam Licht Festival. 650 artists, designers and architects were given the challenge to work with this theme to create works of light art that examine, test and shake up the city of Amsterdam and its environs.
Artists have an important part because they visualise disruption, reflect on it and offer criticism on it. And not only that: a work of art can itself be a disruption that can take you by surprise. These 21 artists have interpreted the theme Disrupt! in all sorts of ways.
Some installations are playful interventions of street life; other artists have transformed some of the city's existing architecture with their light art, forcing you to see it with new eyes.


Aftermovie #7 - 2018/2019

The Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise
The Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 1962 Farah Diba, Sjah van Perzië
The Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 1945 Lt. Gen. Foulkes


See the Amsterdam Light Festival aboard a Rederij Kooij boat. A departure at least every 20 minutes. During the tour we’ll provide English language commentary about the sculptures and installations.


Adults:€ 19,50 per person
Children (age 5-12):€ 11,50 per person
Babies (age 0-4):free