75 minutes

The canals are lit this winter, so beautiful!

During the late night Amsterdam Light Festival cruise from November 28th, 2019, to January 19th, 2020, you will experience Amsterdam in a different light, literally. This year “disrupted!” will be the theme, A “disruption” or a sudden disruption is usually inconvenient, and has to do with conflicts, chaos and perhaps even danger. But disruption can also give a positive and sometimes essential impetus to change. It questions fixed assumptions, triggers new discussions, encourages people and organizations to take action and reveals unknown possibilities. discover all sides of this during the Amsterdam Light Festival.

This year you have the chance to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival extra cheaply! The Late Night Special has been developed for the later hours of the evening: a cruise through the Amsterdam Light Festival area between 20:00 and 22:00. Step aboard the boats of Stromma Amsterdam and experience the special route of the Amsterdam Light Festival! This 75-minute cruise goes through the atmospherically illuminated canals of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Light Festival consists of many luminous sculptures that are all distributed throughout the city. This will turn the Amsterdam canals into a luminous spectacle in the coming months.

Listen to your audio guide in Dutch or English as you snuggle up and take in the views of the art and the city. This will be your most magical winter in Amsterdam. After your cruise, explore the events, performances, and workshops that create the magic of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Light up your life with one of the best things to do in Amsterdam this winter! For the daredevils among us, there is also an Open Boat available during the Amsterdam Light Festival!


Stromma: In front of Central Station, Prins Hendrikkade 37a (next to the bridge)
DEPARTURE TIMESDaily during the Amsterdam Light Festival: frequent departures between 20:00 and 22:00h.
The Amsterdam Light Festival is from the 28th of November 2019 till the 19th of January 2020.
(The 31st of December, the last departure will be at 18:30).
✅  Canal Cruise✅  Audiotour


PUBLIC TRANSPORTOpposite Central Station
BEST TIME TO VISITPlease check-in 15 minutes before your reserved time
TICKET TYPEPrinted e-ticket, also smartphone accepted!

Extra information

Audio guide

  • The audio guides (English and Dutch)  in the boats are specially made for the festival! Stromma is the No.1 partner of the ALF, so the quality will be great.


  • Wheelchairs can be stored aboard (but the boats are not fully wheelchair accessible)
  • Make sure to book in advance. The Amsterdam Light Festival is one of the most popular events in the winter, and gets sold out very fast!
  • Amsterdam is lit up by this festival only once a year!
  • The Amsterdam Ligth Festival attracts admirers from all over the world
  • Comfortable and warm boats with explanation about the art!

Tulip art in Amsterdam during light festival
Scheepvaartmuseum at the Light festival Amsterdam
Light art in Amsterdam at the ALF
Amsterdam Light Festival Stromma Amsterdam
Tulip art in Amsterdam during light festival
Amsterdam Light Festival white canal

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