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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:24 or 48 hour pass

Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

With the hop-on hop-off Canal Bus Day Pass, enjoy an easy overview of Amsterdam at a pace that suits you. Step aboard boats that operate along Amsterdam's canals and track the tour routes of the Green Line and Orange Line. While on board, listen to engaging commentary on the city and sights you see along the way. Choose between a 24- or 48-hour pass, and get on and off at 7 to 9 stops (depending on the season) as often as you like.

Highlights

  • Hop-on or off as often as you like at 7 to 9 (depending on the season) centrally located stops
  • Unlimited use for 24 or 48 hours
  • Upgrade your ticket with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Van Gogh Museum or Heineken Experience
  • On-board recorded commentary in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Italian

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The easiest way to cruise around Amsterdam! Choose between one- or two-day options. And you can upgrade to skip the lines at the Van Gogh Museum or brew your own beer at the Heineken Experience.

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

Travel on the canals of Amsterdam

In addition to the city’s buildings and canals, Amsterdam has been an important center for European arts since the 17th century, and its museums are among the best in the world. Getting around Amsterdam doesn’t get easier than with the hop-on hop-off Canal Bus Day Pass. During a one or two-day period (your choice), take advantage of the 7 to 9 stops (depending on the season) located near the city’s top attractions, including the Anne Frank House, Rembrandt House and Hermitage Museum. Hop on and off as you like to sightsee, shop or grab a snack.

Optional Upgrade:
Enjoy fast-access entry to the Van Gogh Museum or the Heineken Experience, two top-selling Amsterdam attractions known for long lines. In the Van Gogh Museum, discover the largest collection of the artist’s work. The Heineken Experience offers an interactive journey of the city’s famous brewery, where you’ll be able to brew your own beer!

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Customer Reviews

travelman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is a different way to see this city with so many beautiful canals. They make several stops at points of interest in Amsterdam, and also have an English commentary.

cooke_joanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

FANTASTIC TIME HAD JUMPING ON AND OFF THIS CANAL BOAT HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Only problem was that the boat we were on stopped and said that the next boat should be here in ten minutes and this boat didn't leave for one half hour. That next boat never arrive and me and 8-10 other people waited 1/2 hour until the boat we were on left again

john s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Best way to enjoy all the highlights. Managed to get on 2 out of 3 lines and enjoyed Anne Frank's house. Pick up point for red line from Anne Frank's moved and we missed it. Otherwise Captain in green line was very helpful and friendly.

Anthony J M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A great relaxing way to start our holiday. Diamond exhibition was great and the guides were great.

Andi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Once again we had a rainy day which was good we were able to be dry in the canal boat. In good weather we would have got on and off more.

Margaret L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Canal Bus trip was the highlight of our trip.

Renate S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The place to exchange our vouchers for tickets was very easy to find: right outside the train station. The boats were great and it was lots of fun to travel around the canals., I would recommend it for anyone. Also, announcements were in English in addition to Dutch and German - a great plus.

Damara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great way to get around especially in crappy weather. It actually down poured half way through the tour but we were safe and sound. Tips: You need to exchange the Viator voucher for a ticket before getting on the boat. I exchanged my voucher at the Rijksmuseum stop. Also, a lot of the stops have wi-fi!!

Damara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great way to get around the city especially during crappy weather. Exchange the Viator voucher for a ticket before you go on the boat. I exchanged mine at the Rijks museum stop.

PS: Free wifi on a lot of stops and parts of the canal!

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