The Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam

The Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam is a two hour evening tour including wine, cheese and salty biscuits. See the beautifully lit Amsterdam Canals!

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The Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam

The Candlelight Cruise includes:

  • A Live guide 
  • Private table
  • Plenty of Wine and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Dutch cheese and salty snacks
  • Toilet and heating

A pleasant evening cruise including wine and cheese

Rederij Kooij welcomes you aboard one of our Candlelight canal cruise boats. Our Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam is an evening cruise including wine, cheese and salty biscuits.

During this two hour cruise we’ll take you along the beautifully lit Amsterdam canals and bridges in a candle lit boat with background music. 

Unfortunetely it is not allowed to bring your dog during the Candlelight Cruise.


On your table you’ll find a selection of cheese and salty biscuits, red, white and rose wine (a bottle of each on the table). Mineral water and apple/ orange juice are also available at no extra cost. Our multilingual guide will inform you about the different sights along the way and answer any questions you might have. 

Rates online

Adults:€ 33,00 p.p.
Children ( 10 to 18 ): € 19,50 p.p.
Group rates (20 people or more):€ 29,50 p.p.

At ticket booth € 35,00 for adults and € 21,50 for children.

Due to the nature of this cruise, children under the age of 10 are unfortunately not allowed.

Also available as a gift voucher in our office. Groups over 20 persons, please contact us via or +31 (0)20 623 38 10


Departure jetty and time of departure:

Jetty Rokin (opposite number 125). Check the exact location here.

Departure from the Rokin at 8 PM. Boarding starts at 7.30 PM. 

(The Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam is carried out throughout the summer season, from April till October.) 

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Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam Route*

Our Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam follows our own ‘Rederij Kooij’ route and lasts two hours.

From the Rokin, you will depart across the Grimburgerwal, the Oudezijds voorbugwal to the Oudezijds kolk. You will sail past the Oosterdok, the National Maritime Museum / VOC ship and via the IJ, past the back of Amsterdam Central Station. From the IJ, you will sail via the short Princengracht onto the Prinsengracht up to the Leidsegracht. Via the Leidsegracht you will sail onto the Herengracht, eventually passing underneath the seven bridges of the Reguliersgracht. Via the Prinsengracht you will sail onto the Amstel, where you will pass the illuminated Magere Brug, after which you will be taken back to the Rokin.

* The route may deviate from the description above.

Rondvaart route Candlelight tour

Our fleet

Rederij P. Kooij owns six different types of canal boats. All boats come with a toilet, a sliding roof and a heater. For the Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam we use special Candlelight boats. Specially designed by Rederij Kooij.