Amsterdam Light Festival Hotel Break

Amsterdam’s innovative winter Light Festival is back once again. Illuminating both the pathways and canals, it’s a stunning and unique event that takes over the Dutch capital. With our Amsterdam hotel break you could experience it from the UNESCO World Heritage canals with a LOVERS Water Colour Canal Cruise.

  • 2 nights onboard in en suite cabin
  • 1 night B&B in a central hotel
  • Return coach transfers to hotel
  • See Amsterdam’s incredible Light Festival

​​Add your Water Colours Canal Cruise tickets in the Enhance Your Trip / Amsterdam Extras section of the booking form.

Water Colours Canal Cruise

Water Colours Canal Cruise

The 75 minute Water Colours Canal Cruise offers the chance to see Amsterdam’s Light Festival from the city’s famous canals. Enjoy amazing light installations and works of art from international artists as you sip a glass of steaming-hot glühwein and marvel at the spectacular views. 

You can even enjoy audio commentary about the art while you cruise, with artists chosen by a panel of judges. The cruises run every day from 5pm until 9pm, so you can choose a time to suit you. Add your canal cruise during your booking online.

Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival

The world-famous Light Festival takes over the Dutch capital from November to January as artists come together with a diverse range of compelling exhibitions that colour the city. The warmth of the lights, and the glühwein in your hands, fills one with gezelligheid (a sense of cosiness) as you pass by them on your canal cruise. Light structures, installations and more make up the quirky event. Ai WeiWei is creating 7.5km of art for the festival based around a theme of existentialism. This is just one of many interesting artworks that will be on display.

Onboard facilities

Onboard Facilities

Our fantastic onboard facilities include 4 restaurants, serving everything from authentic, fresh pizzas to delicious steaks.

There are also 3 bars for you to unwind in, as well as a cinema, casino, shop and children’s play area.

Our facilities​

Our hotels

Our hotels

Offering 8 carefully selected hotels across Amsterdam, you can take your pick. They range from 3 to 4 star, ensuring there’s something for every budget, and span from the centrally located accommodation in Rembrandt Square, to options in the city’s business district.

Our hotels

See for yourself

Get a taste for the Water Colours Canal Cruise experience with this video.

Price based on Ibis City West hotel.

​​​​Disclaimer: Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at anytime.​ Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply​. ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in section 19 of our booking conditions.​​​


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