An unforgettable and stylish experience on the canals in Amsterdam.
W E L C O M E   O N   B O A R D !!!

Following the latest covid-19 measures, from Sunday, November 28 to Sunday, December 19, we may only sail during the day until 17:00 o'clock.  
On board, 1.5 meters distance between persons of different households is guaranteed.


Also during the coming winter period you can enjoy a relaxing cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. Discover the unique view from the water of the old charming inner city of Amsterdam. Especially during the dark winter months the city is magically, festively lit and the water offers a beautiful perspective on the many illuminated bridges, unique canal houses, historic buildings and works of art.

Our luxurious classic saloon boats are pleasantly heated and offer an intimate and comfortable environment to enjoy a beautiful Amsterdam setting while enjoying a snack, cocktail or stylish classic 3 course dinner on the water. If desired, our captain is your guide. Ask us about the possibilities.

Due to the new coronation measures, the festival times have been adjusted: starting Thursday, December 2, the festival can be experienced in the early morning and in the late afternoon!

In the morning, 21 of the 23 works of light art will be on between 7:00 - 9:00 o'clock and you can enjoy the highlights of the past nine editions in the early morning. In the afternoon, all 23 works will be on from 15:00 - 17:00 o'clock and you can experience the works as the sun sets.

Cruising and walking are only possible at these times.
The above is valid at least for the period from December 2 to 19. 

'As a festival partner, we are delighted that the festival can still light up the city and celebrate its 10th anniversary together with the visitors and residents of Amsterdam!'

  ‘Celebrate Light’ AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL 2021/2022 

Butterfly Effect - Masamichi Shimada

From Thursday 2 December 2021 to Sunday 23 January 2022, the most extraordinary, inspiring and popular works of light art from the past nine editions will return to Amsterdam's waters. This anniversary edition is dedicated to 'Celebrate Light'. An appropriate theme that offers a retrospective of nine years of light art and tightens the bond with the city, its inhabitants and visitors. A total of twenty light artworks will be placed along the route. The most beautiful light artworks of the past decade with the city of Amsterdam as a canvas. Edition #10 will be one not to miss. Be surprised, welcome aboard!

Ghost Ship - Biangle Studio 

During the 53 day light festival it is possible to sail the 'Celebrate Light' route daily in the morning from 07:00 to 09:00 o'clock and afternoon from 15:00 to 17:00 o'clock in 2 hours with boarding and alighting in the center on the route. A breakfast cruise from 07:00 to 09:00 o'clock or a 3 course lunch served on board from 14:00 to 17:00 o'clock are possible, please let us know your wishes. Private Boat Tours welcomes you on board.

If you want to sail the entire 'Celebrate Light' artwork route, there is a contribution of 
€ 8,50 per person on top of the regular rates. This is the contribution we as official partner have to pay to the organization for the festival. #amsterdamlightfestival #edition10 #celebratelight #privateboattours #amsterdam 

Private Boat Tours welcomes you aboard during the light festival.

We offer leisurely private canal cruises all year round aboard beautiful classic saloon boats in and around Amsterdam. For example through the narrow canals of the Jordaan, the heart of the Red Light District or along the modern architecture on the IJ. Meanwhile you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, a drink with appetizer or a stylish dinner served on board. 

Plan your exclusive experience together with us

Surprise your partner with a romantic cruise or organize an unforgettable anniversary on the canals with family and friends*. Our saloon boats are also very suitable for corporate meetings* as well as a wonderful way of transfer from one location to another, for example from your hotel to a restaurant. If you have something very special in mind like a wedding proposal, our historical boats offer a great decor. Our saloon boats are officially designated wedding venues for the Amsterdam Centre area. Please contact us for the possibilities!

*Compliance with the Dutch RIVM guidelines on board must be ensured for guests and crew. Thank you on behalf of the entire team of Private Boat Tours.

   Experience Amsterdam at its finest!