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Amsterdam Light Festival: 1 December 2022 – 22 January 2023

In 2022, the Amsterdam Light Festival will kick off for the 11th time! From 1 December until 22 January, there will again be numerous beautiful works of art to admire, characterised by the use of different light effects. The theme of 2022 is Imagine Beyond. The creators of all artworks want to make you question what you are really seeing! Am I really seeing this or is this an optical illusion? Does what I see now speak to my imagination or can it really be true?

Cruise past 20 works of art

From hundreds of entries, the jury has chosen several works of art. The 20 chosen artworks may finally be exhibited to the general public in December after months of preparations. The artworks can be seen via a walking route but naturally shine brightest when approached from the water. The water will add some extra sparkle to the artworks with Amsterdam’s canals as background. The lights of all artworks will be on from 17.00 to 23.00 and open for visitors. The Amsterdam Light Festival is a widely supported festival open to all!

Rent a boat for the Amsterdam Light Festival

At Eco Boats Amsterdam, we can’t get enough of this festival. Clients as well as ourselves return from this festival every year in amazement. From our 8- or 12-seater boat, this festival is a true pleasure to watch. You go silently past all the beautiful light effects, which are often combined with the architecture of Amsterdam’s canals. The festival also gives the opportunity to purchase a digital route map via their website for only 7.50 euros. Here you can see all the artworks including background information and various boating routes.

Rent a boat with Eco Boats Amsterdam and experience a magical evening on the water! The light route is highly recommended!

Why do customers choose Eco Boats Amsterdam

This is what you get at Eco Boats Amsterdam

This is what you get at Eco Boats Amsterdam

Room for 1 to 12 people
Rent a private boat
Incl. blankets, cushions and a map of the canals
No license needed
Steer by means of a steering wheel
Rent an electric boat
Free life jackets for children
You're the captain

Location Eco Boats Amsterdam

Eco Boats is located at Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam. Our Amsterdam boat rental is located in the Westerdok, less than 15 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station or 5 minutes by bus 48, stop Barendszplein. There is also plenty of parking space nearby if you come by car or bike. There are several car parks within walking distance where you can park.

Check the route description

You're the captain

Route Amsterdam: 2 hours

Route Amsterdam: 2 hours

In 2 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass at least 11 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Route Amsterdam: 3 hours

Route Amsterdam: 3 hours

In 3 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass at least 17 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Entrepotdok | Oosterdok | Zwanenburgwal | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Which canal route do you choose?

Get inspired by the routes we have made for you.

  • The best Amsterdam canal routes
  • You will pass several hotspots in Amsterdam
  • Cruise the most famous canals of Amsterdam
  • Make your own route through Amsterdam
  • You'll have enough time to take the route
  • Combine it with fun activities in Amsterdam
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Amsterdam's eco-friendly boats

Do you have a question?

Check the frequently asked questions about our Amsterdam boat rental. Read the FAQ

You can rent a boat for a minimum of 2 hours. We offer a low rate per hour. This way you can decide how long you want to rent a boat. Check our boat rental rates for more information.
  • Keizers boat: €60 per hour
  • Prinsen boat: €50 per hour

Our location is at the Westerdok, our address is Zandhoek 22 1013 KT Amsterdam. This is within walking distance from Central Station and easily accessibel by bus, bike or car. Check the directions to our boat rental.

We are open every day, all year round.
  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

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+31 (0) 6 216 171 11
info@ecoboatsamsterdam.com

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm