Amsterdam Light Festival
Enjoy the Water Color Cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival with Rederij Kooij and Rederij Plas.
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Amsterdam Light Festival

From November 29th 2018 until January 20th 2019 the 7th annual Amsterdam Light Festival shines it light on the city of Amsterdam. During this winter event 30 light sculptures, projections and installations made by (inter)national artists are to be seen.

We'd be very pleased to welcome you aboard a comfortably warm Rederij Kooij boat on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings. During Dutch Christmas holiday's we're open every night with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and December 31st. ​


Pricing Amsterdam Light Festival

  • Adults: € 19,50 (online) € 21,50 on Jetty.
  • Children (age 5 to 12): € 10,00 (online) € 12,00 on Jetty.


  • Central Station, location on e-Ticket.


  • ± 75 minutes.

Time table

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


All 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. 


Location Central Station and opening hours

Jetty Central Station 

Opening hours: Friday to Sunday. During Dutch Christmas holiday (December 24th  2016 – January 8th 2017) every night with the exception of December 24th, 25th and 31st.


Thema Amsterdam Light Festival

Every year the festival throws a new light on the city. This year the artists were inspired by the theme:

The Medium is the Message

The idea behind this famous quote by Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan was simple: not only the message in itself is important, but also the way we send it out.

Aftermovie 2017 - 2018


1962 Farah Diba, Sjah van Perzië
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): € 10,00 per person

Baby's (age 0-4): free

L'histoire de Rederij P. Kooij

La courte histoire d'une entreprise familiale amstellodamois pur sang

Tout a commencé avec Piet Kooij; un jeune entrepreneur amstellodamois qui, conjointement avec son père, exploitait des buffets sur les services de bac sur le canal de la Mer du Nord d'Amsterdam à IJmuiden. De l'eau, des bateaux et Amsterdam étaient les trois coups de foudre de Piet. C'est pourquoi il était passioné par son travail.