The Candlelight Boat Tour Amsterdam

The Evening Cruise by Candlelight is a pleasant two hour evening canal cruise through Amsterdam.

Adults: € 31,50 (online)

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The Candlelight Boat Tour Amsterdam

The Candlelight Boat Tour of Amsterdam

The Candlelight boat tour is an enchanting evening boat tour during which wine, typical Dutch snacks & juices are served. This boat tour of Amsterdam’s canals takes two hours. Departure is from the Rokin at 8 p.m. with our parent company Rederij P. Kooij. From the water, the illuminated canals and bridges provide a fairy-tale atmosphere. With candlelight and background music, the Candlelight boat tour provides the perfect setting for a romantic evening. 

During the candlelight boat tour, you will be offered ample servings of wine, minerals and typical Dutch snacks. A multilingual guide will tell you everything about the sights along the way. All our Candlelight boats have a toilet on board. In good weather, we will open the sliding roof. If it’s on the chilly side, we’ll turn up the heating.

Adults€ 33,00
Children (age 10 through 18)€ 19,50
Group rates (20 people or more)€ 29,50

Due to the nature of this cruise, children under the age of 10 are unfortunately not allowed.


Call +31 (0)20 6245406 or email
At ticket booth € 35,00 for adults and € 19,50 for children.
For groups of 20 persons or more, please contact via or +31 (0)20 623 38 10
Also available as a gift voucher in our office.


Departure jetty and time of departure

Jetty Rokin (opposite number 125) 

Departure from the Rokin at 8 PM. Boarding starts at 7.30 PM. 

(The Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam is carried out throughout the summer season, from April till October.) 

candle kooij

The Candlelight Boat Tour of Amsterdam - our route*

Our Candlelight boat tour takes two hours. 

From the Rokin, the route takes you along the Grimburgwal, the Oudezijds Voorburgwal to the Oudezijds Kolk. You then proceed along the Oosterdok, past the Maritime Museum/VOC ship and via the River Ij, and behind Central Station. From the River Ij, you will then sail via the Korte Prinsengracht to the Prinsengracht proper and then on to the Leidsegracht. From the Leidsegracht you will then go to the Herengracht and then under the seven bridges to the Reguliersgracht. Via the Prinsengracht you will then join the River Amstel where you will pass under the illuminated Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and end your journey once again at the Rokin.

* The route may differ slightly from this description.

candle route