Amsterdam Licht Festival – Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam Light Festival
Enjoy the Water Color Cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival with Rederij Kooij and Rederij Plas.
Online Tickets € 19,50 p.p.

Amsterdam Light Festival

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 our boats are closed, heated and have a toilet a board. To make perfect photos of the artworks you can open the windows.  

Information on board 

The official audiotour will comment in Englisch and Dutch on all the Light Artworks you pass during the cruise.


Drinks available 

On the jetty available and prior to boarding: hot chocolate, mulled wine (gluhwein), beer and soda 


Wheelchair accesible: unfortuanatly 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

Groepen Amsterdam Light Festival

Bij Rederij Kooij kunt u met een privé boot tijdens het Amsterdam Light Festival reserveren. Mail naar voor een vrijblijvende offerte.

  • Het groepstarief is € 18,50 per persoon en geldt vanaf 20 personen. Bent u met minder dan 40 personen? Dan rekenen wij het minimum van 40 personen.
  • ​Indien gewenst kan er worden geborreld aan boord. Het is mogelijk om af te rekenen op nacalculatie.
  • Groepen vertrekken vanaf onze steiger op het Rokin. Niet vanaf het Centraal Station. De bus kan op het Rokin halteren en de groep laten uitstappen.
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