Water Colors

Get to know Amsterdam in the most unique way possible with the boat route, Water Colors. The latest light innovations add a whole new dimension to the historical city. From the Herengracht to the Oosterdok to Amstel, experience Amsterdam like never before!

For both visitors and Amsterdam residents, the boat route is a unique way to experience the city. The 75-minute boat tour takes you along, under and through spectacular light artworks.

Water Colors 2016-2017 takes place from 1 December 2016 until 22 January 2017. 

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Legend
  • Parking
  • Subway
  • Train
  • Boats (boarding point)
  • Festival heart (info, F&B, activities)
Illuminade Water Colors

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Water Colors

The Water Colors boat route is open from 1 December 2016 until 22 January 2017!

  • Canal Company

    • Fixed date and time, so no queuing
    • Experience the festival front row
    • Information about the artworks
    Details Book now
  • Canal Open Boat Tours

    • First-class view of the festival
    • Fixed date and time, so no queuing
    • Free mulled wine or hot Chocolate
    Details Book now
  • Rederij Lovers

    • Comfortable modern boats
    • Multiple departure locations
    • Multiple departures per hour
    Details Website
  • Rederij 't Smidtje

    • All inclusive arrangements
    • Beautifully illuminated boats
    • Both for individuals and groups
    Details Website
  • Rederij Mokum

    • Festive original dining packages
    • All inclusive prices only
    • Small groups possible
    Details Website
  • Rederij Belle

    • luxurious
    • Classical saloon boats
    • Groups up to 10 - 55 persons
    Details Website
  • Mokumboot

    • Drive your own boat
    • Comes with cozy blankets and pillows
    • Enjoy the Festival at your leisure
    Details Website
  • Private Canal Cruises

    • spoil yourself
    • comfortable and warm
    • Up to 12 guests
    Details Website
  • Classic Boat Tours

    • Luxurious dining on board
    • Drinks and delicious snacks
    • Arrangements made to measure
    Details Website
  • Rederij Friendship

    • Heated seats
    • Trendy and unique open boats
    • Free Wifi
    Details Website
  • KINboat

    • 100% green boats
    • Enhancing Friendships
    • Unforgetable Experience!
    Details Website
  • Gray Line

    • Multiple departures per hour
    • Take the cruise at your convenience
    • Cosy food stall
    Details Book now
  • Rederij De Jordaan

    • salonboat “Welmoed” (1932)
    • luxe and warm
    • 1-12 passengers
    Details Website
  • Rederij Kooij

    • Celebrated since 1922
    • low-cost
    • Departures every 20 minutes
    Details Website
  • Rederij de Nederlanden

    • Classic vessels
    • Costum offers for each occasion
    • Full service cruises with catering
    Details Website
  • Blue Boat

    • Live guides
    • Seats guaranteed
    • Comfortable, heated boats, verwarmde boten
    Details Website
  • Amsterdam Boats

    • Experience
    • Quality
    • Service
    Details Book now
  • Rederij Staets

    • comfortable heated ships
    • 100% electric noiseless enjoyment
    • exclusive for groups: 20 to 90 persons
    Details Website
  • Private Boat Tours

    • Stylish and relaxed
    • Unforgettable
    • 2-28 guests
    Details Website
  • Amsterdam Boat Events

    • Experience the Festival as you like
    • Navigate with an authentic ship
    • Barbecue on board
    Details Website
  • Rock That Boat

    • our passion is custom boat events
    • with classic canal boats
    • stylish catering concepts
    Details Website
  • Amstelrondvaarten

    • Large double-glazed windows for a perfect view
    • Characteristic interior and heating
    • Our skipper is also the guide
    Details Website
  • Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket

    • Admission to 10 nightclubs
    • First UBER ride free up to €15,-
    • Free access to Holland Casino
    Details Book now
  • Amsterdam Light Festival Bike Tour

    • coffee included
    • professional tour guide
    • a spot is guaranteed
    Details Book now

Activities and packages

Below you find special packages offered by our partners!

  • Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket

    • Admission to 10 nightclubs
    • First UBER ride free up to €15,-
    • Free access to Holland Casino
    Details Book now
  • Amsterdam Light Festival Bike Tour

    • coffee included
    • professional tour guide
    • a spot is guaranteed
    Details Book now