Amsterdam Licht Festival – Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam Light Festival
Expérience Amsterdam Light Festival avec Rederij Kooij
Online Tickets € 19,50 p.p.

Amsterdam Light Festival avec Rederij Kooij

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) € 22,50 on Jetty.
  • Children (age 5 to 12): € 11,50 (online) € 13,00 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.


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



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


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 ):€ 11,50 per person
Babies (age ):free