Rent a boat during Amsterdam Light Festival

At Mokumboot it is possible to rent your own boat or book a cruise during the Amsterdam Light Festival to admire the light artworks.

PLEASE NOTE: the information on this page refers to the now closed 12th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The 13th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival is scheduled from November 28, 2024 to January 19, 2025. More information will follow.

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Amsterdam Light Festival times

Experience the 12th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water and book a cruise or rent your own sloop at Mokumboot. The festival will take place from November 30, 2023 to January 21, 2024. The lights will be on on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Exceptions are:

  • Christmas holidays (December 23 to January 6): every day until 11 p.m
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31): all lights remain off
  • December 8: in connection with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Nemo Science Museum, there will be closures at Oosterdok (between Nemo and Marineterrein) between 6:00 PM and 7:15 PM.

Mokumboot is an official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival and that is why we would like to offer you the opportunity to admire this festival from the water.

Sailing yourself during the Amsterdam Light Festival

With us you have the opportunity to sail yourself during the Amsterdam Light Festivals. Our comfortable, open sloops are easy to steer, suitable for up to 6 people and you do not need a boating license. The advantages of renting a sloop during the Amsterdam Light Festival are that you decide for yourself how long you admire the light artworks and which route you sail.

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Amsterdam Light Festival on the tour boat

At Mokumboot you can enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival on our tour boat, the Begijnhof. The luxury sloop can accommodate up to 35 people, so invite your friends, family or colleagues for an impressive outing on the canals of Amsterdam. Choose a nice drink on the water, we will arrange the drinks and snacks.

View an impression of the “Atlan” artwork for the upcoming edition of the © Amsterdam Light Festival, designed by Jon Voss.

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2023 / 2024

“Edition 12 takes you into the stories of AI and technology.”

How we communicate, connect and create is all influenced by technology and AI. What is the impact of this on our humanity? How is society changing due to this digital evolution? And where are the boundaries? The different perspectives are highlighted during Edition 12, with the theme: LOADING… Revealing Art, AI and Tech.

Here is an impression of the “Chairwave” artwork for the upcoming edition of the © Amsterdam Light Festival, designed by VOUW.

20+ light artworks by international artists

The route consists of more than twenty light artworks by international artists. From renowned names to surprising newcomers and everything in between. A diverse selection. The 12th edition takes a closer look at our relationship with personal tech, first and foremost the mobile phone – we can’t live without it anymore, but sometimes you just want to throw that thing in the ditch. Topics such as swarm intelligence, self-learning algorithms, facial recognition and motion capture are also discussed.

Edition 12 is a translation of, or commentary on, that all-encompassing and ubiquitous technology that we rely on so much, that is so inextricably linked to our daily lives. What’s to come? That is Loading… Here is an impression of the “CELL-PHONE” artwork for the upcoming edition of the © Amsterdam Light Festival, designed by Liam Campbell.

Want to know more? Ask us!

Would you like to know more about booking a cruise or renting a sloop during the Amsterdam Light Festival? Please contact us and we will answer your questions as quickly as possible. You can also contact us for the options for a tailor-made arrangement on our tour boat. We would be happy to organize the perfect drinks or boat trip together with you on the beautifully illuminated canals of Amsterdam. Book directly or contact us via the buttons below.

Here is an impression of the “Is It Really You?” artwork for the upcoming edition of the © Amsterdam Light Festival, designed by Studio MAST.

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