What you'll do
As the original boating company to partner with Airbnb Experiences in Amsterdam, we are excited to have been selected as an official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2019/2020 to showcase the winter art works of this enchanting city. During the Amsterdam Light Festival, 21 artists showcase their installations along a stunning route of the canals, which is of course best seen on one of our heated and covered boats! We will present you with an extensive array of Dutch inspired snacks to complement our high end open bar, which includes a selection of seasonal local craft beers from various Amsterdam breweries, hand picked quality wines, soft drinks and juices which are all included! As official partner of the Light Festival our captains have all the knowledge to tell you about the beautiful art works along the way. With a focus on quality and service, we pride ourselves on showing our guests the best possible time in a refined but relaxed setting, aboard our hand crafted, customised boats. Beginning in the famous Golden Bend of the 17th century Mansion Houses, we invite you aboard one of our hand crafted, classic electric canal cruisers to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival in a unique manor. We stick to a small group of guests to ensure a spacious and personalised experience
James & Geertje
James and Geertje love Amsterdam! With a passion for adventure, we set up our cruise company Pure Boats in July 2017 and have been collaborating with Airbnb since the beginning as their first boating partner in Amsterdam. We are extremely proud to show our guests a unique and personalised experience on the Amsterdam canals and beyond. Not just a boat trip, we enjoy providing those extra special touches to make a truly unforgettable adventure for our guests. We'll be exploring the complete Amsterdam Light Festival on our luxurious boats, which we have personally designed and built specifically for cruising the canals of Amsterdam.
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Where you'll be
This evening cruise will showcase the complete route of art installations throughout the East Side of the city. We will also explore other beautiful parts of the historic canal belt, which are illuminated in the enchanting evening lights. We will start the tour at a centrally located dock, which is easily reached by public transportation. Your captain & host will the take you on a tour to see the beautiful art works on display.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Although our boats are covered and heated, the Amsterdam weather can have chilly winter days. It's always a good idea to dress warmer than you think necessary just to be sure. Please be at the dock 5 minutes before departure time, we can't wait for late arrivals because this is a group experience.
Amsterdam Light Festival Official Cruise