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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:Flexible
There is no better way to see Amsterdam than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Amsterdam attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as the National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience, the Anne Frank House and much more. The buses are open top and you can hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 12 stops around town for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing. Upgrade to include a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise around Amsterdam’s canals, too.


  • Amsterdam hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour with audio commentary
  • Create your personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Amsterdam at leisure
  • See top Amsterdam attractions like the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum and Heineken Experience
  • Hop on and off at any of the 12 stops around the city for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary in 16 different languages on board the bus and on board the boat

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

See Amsterdam's top attractions from a hop-on hop-off canal cruise!!

Amsterdam has so much more to offer than the hackneyed clichés of clogs, cheese and coffee shops; it’s a city that boasts Golden Age architecture, a postcard-perfect canal network and more culture than many other Northern European cities put together. The city screams to be explored with museums, art galleries and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan plus — of course — the historical Red Light District.

Aboard a comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus, admire these top Amsterdam attractions, as well as some of the city’s lesser-known gems such as Gassan Diamond Factory. Pass Vondelpark, the city’s lovely central park, and perhaps hop off your bus at Western Market to visit the Anne Frank House — arguably Amsterdam’s most thought-provoking museum.

With your ticket, you can remain on the bus for an entire loop (roughly 2 hours) as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or you can hop on and off at any of the 12 stops around the city to see Amsterdam’s enchanting delights.

Want to see the city from the water, too? Upgrade to include a hop-on hop-off canal cruise with your hop-on hop-off tour ticket, and cruise around Amsterdam’s romantic city canals.

Stops and attractions on the Amsterdam hop-on hop-off bus tour:

Stop 1: Central Station
  • Damrak / Dam Square
  • Body Worlds

Stop 2: Amrath Hotel

  • Science Center Nemo
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Red Light District / Red Light Secrets

Stop 3: Windmill

  • Windmill de Gooyer
  • Dapper Market
  • Tropical Museum

Stop 4: Artis Royal Zoo

  • Plantage District
  • Resistance Museum
  • Micropia

Stop 5: Gassan Diamonds Factory

  • Rembrandt House Museum
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Delft Blue Store
  • Waterlooplein Flea Market

Stop 6: Jewish Historical Museum

  • Portuguese Synagogue
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Amsterdam Icebar
  • Rembrandt Square

Stop 7: Sarphatistraat

  • Skinny Bridge
  • Royal Theatre Carre

Stop 8: Heineken Experience

  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Pijp District
  • Stadhouderskade

Stop 9: Museum Square

  • Rijksmuseum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Stedelijk Museum
  • House of Bols
  • Diamond Museum
  • Concertgebouw

Stop 10: Vondelpark

  • Leidseplein (Leidse Square)
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Holland Casino

Stop 11: Westermarket

  • Anne Frank House
  • Wester Church
  • Jordaan District
  • The Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes)

Stop 12: Amsterdam Museum

  • Spui Street and Kalverstraat
  • The Amsterdam Dungeon
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Flower Market
  • Torture Museum

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a great way to see the city! By the way, you can bring beer!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were very pleased with this purchase as a means of transportation and convenience in seeing the sights of Amsterdam.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The hop on hop off was the perfect way to see a lot of sights in just a day. We enjoyed the tour and found the bus very convenient.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great idea - should be in all major cities. We made the full loop and then made decisions on where to go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Easy way to see the main attractions, then decide where you want to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a perfect way to see all there is to see in Amsterdam! We did the bus first and then the canal. There were plenty of stops and the schedule worked perfectly. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is the best way to see Old Amsterdam. We recommend you do the full route taking it all in before starting the hop on hop off experience. The boat was a new experience with the hop on hop off. This took you to some areas that the bus did not, so we recommend highly the bus and boat hop on hop of experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Brilliant service to use. The buses and boats take you all around Amsterdam, there are many hop on hop off stops so you don't miss anything. Collecting the tickets using the e mail voucher was easy and we got an extra discount on another tour that we booked while collecting!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

As with the other revue cant find anything to complain about all went off without a hitch. Great canal boat captain Brian kept everyone entertained.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were able to board the canal tour directly across the road from our hotel and the stop for the bus only 3 mins walk away.We found the commentary very informative and the skipper on the canal boat was hilarious as well as knowledgeable.It was very easy to pick up our tickets at 26 Damrak and the young lady was very helpful and supplied us with lots of brochures etc.I wou7ld recommend this tour to anyone coming to Amsterdam even if they have been before.

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