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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:24 or 48 hours

Amsterdam Canal Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Rijksmuseum Ticket

Known as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is home to UNESCO-listed canals stretching 62 miles. This combo hop-on hop-off canal bus pass allows you to explore Amsterdam’s scenic waterways and gives you entry to the divine Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national museum. During a 24-or 48-hour period, make use of the many canal stops to explore top city attractions including the Anne Frank House. At the Rijksmuseum, stare in awe at masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch.’

Highlights

  • Amsterdam hop-on hop-off canal tour with Rijksmuseum ticket
  • Sightsee your way around town, passing sites like Anne Frank House, Rembrandt House and more
  • Head inside Rijksmuseum with your entrance ticket and see Rembrandt’s The Night Watch
  • Hop on your canal boat at any of the 19 stops on 4 lines around the city, enjoying on-board commentary
  • Explore Amsterdam at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour canal bus pass

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Canal Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Rijksmuseum Ticket

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Traveling in Amsterdam couldn’t get easier than with this hop-on hop-off canal bus pass that offers 19 stops along four canal bus lines. (See below for a list of stops.) Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour canal bus pass, and sightsee at a pace that suits you.

While on board, listen to informative commentary on the city and sights you see along the way, including the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Jewish Historical Museum, the Holland Casino, the Albert Cuyp Market and more.

Your combo pass also gives you admission to the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum located on the Museumplein. Dedicated to the Netherlands’ arts, crafts and history, the museum houses an impressive collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings. Hop off your canal boat and then head inside to see works of art like Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Johannes Vermeer’s The Love Letter. Explore at leisure and see world-famous masterpieces around every corner.

Itinerary


Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Green Line):
  • Central Station West
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rijksmuseum / Van Gogh Museum
  • Leidseplein
  • Heritage Museums
  • City Hall
  • Rembrandt House
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Central Station East
Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Red Line):
  • Central Station East
  • Nemo
  • City Hall
  • Hermitage
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Rijksmuseum / Van Gogh Museum
  • Leidseplein
  • Amsterdam Museum / The Museum of the Amsterdam Canals
  • Central Station West

Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Blue Line):

  • Central Station West
  • Passenger terminal
  • Maritime Museum / Artis Zoo
  • Dapper Market
  • Tropen Museum
  • City Hall
  • Passenger Terminal
  • Eye Film Institute
  • Central Station West

Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Orange Line):

  • Rembrandt Plein
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rembrandt Plein

Customer Reviews

Martin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

wonderful

Christina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved the canal cruises!! Very relaxing way to see the beautiful sites in Amsterdam!!

Jackie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is a go at your own pace tour. It was great as you can hop on and hop off the canal boat and see more than just the Rijksmuseum. Just touring touring the canals was a great experience and exploring the things of interest. I also booked a ticket for Van Gough's museum on the same day as they were so close to each other only a 5 minute walk.

Thanabalan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

Trevor L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Canal trips wonderful and Rijksmuseum fabulous - well worth it.

Colin U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Arragements went very smoothly. Boats arrived and departed on time.

Anita P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Easy and convenient on-line purchase with nice tour of the canals. The Rijksmuseum was well worth the time and was located directly across the street from the canal tour stop.

Edwin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

A good day at the museum and on the canals. Simple to collect the ticket and hopping on and off the the canal boats.

joanne g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

excellent value. voucher easy to redeem. museum well worth a visit

Robert v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This is a great way to see Amsterdam. We went in peak season and on a hot day, so expected massive crowds, but still the canal boats coped and we were always able to get a seat whenever we hopped on at a stop around the city. Choose your colour as there are 4 different routes. The green and red are best and stay onboard first time, for the whole journey, so you get a feel as to what there is to see, then pick you places to visit and get on and off at those. Rijksmuseum is superb stop. The local markets are excellent too. Anne Frank House gets busy so for most of the day, the lines outside are too long and the canal boat takes you right to it, so if you see long lines, stay on the boat and see something else, and try and see Anne Frank House in the morning early when it opens as crowds are less then. The whole 48 hours we had the tickets, we went everywhere and great value for money and when the weather is nice,unbeatable way to see Amsterdam.

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