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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 12 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.

Highlights

  • 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!!

Board your open-top, double-decker bus at Central Station and explore Amsterdam at your own pace. You can remain on the bus for the entire 2-hour loop as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or choose to hop on and off at any of the 12 stops around the city. Buses depart every 15–25 minutes, depending on the season.

See all that Amsterdam has to offer, including top-notch art galleries and eclectic neighborhoods such as the infamous Red Light District. In addition to main attractions like the thought-provoking Anne Frank House and lovely Vondelpark, you’ll be introduced to some of the city’s lesser-known gems such as Gassan Diamond Factory. (See list of stops in the Itinerary.)

Create a sightseeing itinerary that suits your schedule, with the option of a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket.

Optional Upgrade: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour
Want to see the city from the water, too? Upgrade your hop-on hop-off bus ticket to include a hop-on hop-off canal cruise. Glide around Amsterdam’s romantic city canals and admire its Golden Age architecture from a different point of view.

Itinerary

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

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent way of getting around the sites especially including the canal tour with good commentary.

Nadeem A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great way to scope out the city on a budget. You can then spend however much time at any one attraction by simply getting off the bus and getting back on on your own schedule.

Mike M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good value, but the buses can be a little crowded at some of the major stops.

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Perfect way to see Amsterdam in one day! Buses were many, clean and easy to hop on and off. Highly recommend, especially if your time is limited.

MNK

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Perfect way to know the city. I'll do it over again, Francisca was very helpfull.

Pamela Anne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to get around and see everything!!

Pamela Anne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to get around!!

ayu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

All the staffs and drivers are so helpful. Highly recommend to discover Amsterdam.

CesKa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We always get the hop on hop off which ever city we go to... it helps you get good knowledge about the city especially on your first few days when you know nothing! the canal ride was fun too!

Russell D F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The bus tour was great - covered all the main highlights. We booked the additional canal tour which was pleasantly relaxing, but felt that the bus was fine alone. Great value for money.

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