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Captain Dave

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Canal cruises amsterdam

of Lights


Canal cruises amsterdam

of Lights


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Quick details

Festival of Lights


Festival of Lights is the annual canal event. Don’t miss out!

During the Amsterdam FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (November 30, 2023-January 21, 2024), international light artists display their artwork and illuminate the city center. The best way to view the light art along the canals is from a boat.

The Festival of Lights is one of the tem best winter festivals in Europe
—The Guardian

We follow a special route to see the best of the Light Exhibition: we go onto the Amstel River, the New Emperor’s Canal, Plantage Muidergracht, Entrepotdock, Eastern Dock and Old Rampart. We end at a the same location as started.

The captain will be your captain, host, and guide in-one and give you a unique perspective of the city.

Join us and enjoy a first-class view on the light artworks from our saloon boat!


—first class view on the light art festival

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outer deck
toilet on board


your captain
your guide
your host


boat tour


90 minutes
non scripted
small group

Why choose

—The Festival of lights Tour

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You get a first-class view of the open-air light art exhibition while enjoying a mulled wine or hot chocolate. In one word: AWESOME!

—Most famous boat in Amsterdam
—100% electric, no engine noise
—12 seats
—Toilet on board
—Covered lounge
—Sliding windows
—Sliding roof
—Outer deck
—Heating System
—Extra blankets

—90-minute boat trip
—Tour in simple English, to be followed by anyone
—Captain, host, and guide (without fixed script) in one
—Mulled wine and hot chocolate
—First class view of the Amsterdam Light Festival

Bring a smile and a camera. We take care of everything else!

Departure point
We are waiting for you on the boat «Jonckvrouw» in front of the New Walloon Church at Keizersgracht 676 Amsterdam Center

Departure time
Your booked time slot: 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm or 8:30 pm

Arrival point
Returns to the original departure point.

—Adult (11+): 37 EUR
—Child (3-10): 29 EUR
—Baby (0-2): free
—Private boat trip: from 185 EUR per hour

If you have symptoms, stay home. We will try to reschedule or offer a full refund.

—We offer both private and small group tours
—We don’t shake hands
—We regularly disinfect the boat
—We have hand sanitizer available

Plan your trip

—Real-time availability


meeting point

—Keizersgracht 676, amsterdam center

What our guests say

—about the Festival of Lights tour

captain dave's boat TOURS

—every day an adventure

—canals to ourselves

90 minutes

Daily at 8:00 am

Canal cruises, a must when in Amsterdam! Empty canals, magnificent views. Incl. coffee, tea, juice & a Dutch specialty



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—Before the hustle & bustle

90 minutes

Daily at 10:00 am

Cruise the canal before the city gets crowded. Morning cruise with hot coffee, tea, fresh juice & a Dutch specialty



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—explore the canals

90 minutes

afternoon and evening

Informative, fun and entertaining cruise on the king’s boat from 1928. All-inclusive afternoon/ evening cruise with open bar.  



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—cruise in style

from 90 minutes

on availability

Cruise with family, friends, or colleagues? Take a Private Tour. Additions to book: Food, drinks, and Champagne

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90 minutes


Annual canal event! Enjoy a 1st-class view on the light art. Afternoon/ evening cruise with mulled wine & hot chocolate!



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