Combination deal with ARTIS!
Combine an unforgettable Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise with a visit to ARTIS! With this deal you experience the historic zoological garden in the dark and you can also enjoy the fantastic light show on and around the canals from a comfortable and luxurious boat.
Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam will be a beautiful open light museum during the entire period. The best way to enjoy the creations on and around the canals is by taking a boat trip. Our skipper will tell you everything about the artworks and you will also see the beautiful sights that Amsterdam has to offer.
From the Amsterdam canals you have a good view of the artworks and you can enjoy luxurious sitting on the boat. The canals of Amsterdam have been brightened up so that you can see all the works of art in the canals and on the dock during this cruise. The city is transformed into a work of art and is part of the exhibition.
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Enjoy the fantastic light show on and around the canals from a comfortable and luxurious boat from KINboat. During the cruise the skipper tells you more about the beautiful light installations which you pass by.
The artworks and light installations can be found along the Amsterdam Light Festival route, a boat route through the city center. The reflection of the artworks creates a magical spectacle between the light and the water.
With this combination deal you can choose to follow the sleepwalk in Artis before or after the cruise. You will be picked up and dropped off by boat from the dock at the "Nijlpaarden bridge". In Artis you walk the route to view all the luminous animals. Optional to experience this route in the dark after opening time is by using a special App. How do flamingos sleep on one leg? Why do mushrooms give light and how do bats hunt in the dark? Get answers to all these questions during this special walk. Make sure your phone is sufficiently charged (at least 50%) because the app will show you the way. Download the free app (Dutch and English version) from November 28 in the App Store or Google Play Store.
Why should you follow the Amsterdam Light Festival on the boat of KINboat ?!
- The price includes a welcome drink on board.
- KINboat offers incredible luxury and there is always a skipper on board during the cruise. The skipper also acts as your own guide!
- We cruise with respect for the environment. The boats are 100% electric, therefore "green" and unique!
- Due to the durability that KINboat takes into account, the boats are very silent.
- Possible rain or snowfall is no problem. A suitable boat is offered depending on the weather.
- Experience the light route at an absolute A location: the water. Enjoy the light expeditions from the water, cruising on the boat in Amsterdam.
- Now in combination with the sleepwalk in Artis. A walk in the dark, where sculptures of illuminated animals can be seen in and around Artis.
Artis Sleep walking tour
This winter, you can discover ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo in a totally new way, in the pitch blackness, after opening hours. While the artworks from the Amsterdam Light Festival illuminate the city, ARTIS is one of the darkest spots in Amsterdam. For humans like us, nothing is more disorienting than the absence of light, as we are accustomed to relying on our eyes. Darkness requires certain adaptations. What could nature teach us about such things?
Guided by a specially developed app, you'll wander through the park after closing time and pay a visit to Micropia. How do flamingos sleep on one leg, why do mushrooms glow in the dark and how do bats hunt in total darkness? You will stand still at the very darkest place in all of ARTIS. What will you hear? What will you smell? Do the Sleepwalk and discover the stories of ARTIS in the dark.
You can download the free app (available in English and Dutch versions) from the App Store or Google Play Store from 28 November.
When: every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from December the 6th to January the 18th and every day during the Christmas holiday (with the exception of 31st of December).
What time: the Sleepwalk takes place between 5 and 8 pm. The ticket office and entrance will close at 7.30 pm.
The walk lasts around 90 minutes and is suitable for all ages.