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.  

Audio Guide

The official audio tour will comment in English and Dutch on all the 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 accessible: unfortunately 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

The history of Rederij P. Kooij

A brief history of a 100% Amsterdam family business. It all started with Piet Kooij; a young Amsterdam entrepreneur who - together with his father - leased the buffets on the ferries that sailed the North sea canal from Amsterdam to IJmuiden. Water, boats and Amsterdam were the three major passions of Piet and he greatly enjoyed his work.