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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:Valid for 24 or 48 hours
See the best of Amsterdam while you’re in port with a day pass for the city’s hop-on hop-off canal tour, which includes skip-the-line access to one of Amsterdam's top attractions -- the Van Gogh Museum! The perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Amsterdam, the hop-on hop-off day pass allows you to travel around the city on a comfortable sightseeing boat, known as a ‘canal bus.’ Stop at Amsterdam’s top attractions like the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House and explore the city at your own pace. Then, jump the long queues at the Van Gogh Museum, always high on the 'must-do list' for visitors to Amsterdam. See the world's largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, including such famous works as “Sunflowers".

Highlights

  • Amsterdam hop-on hop-off canal bus shore excursion
  • Stop at Amsterdam's top attractions like the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Van Gogh Museum included
  • See the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's work including Sunflowers
  • Hop on and off the canal bus as many times as you'd like

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

In Amsterdam, canals are like roads, ferrying locals and visitors around the city. Instead of the sightseeing buses you’d find somewhere else, sightseeing boats are a unique way to tour Amsterdam while you’re in port. On this convenient shore excursion, set your own itinerary with a hop-on hop-off canal bus tour. Hop on and off as often as you like at 19 canal stops located near Amsterdam's major museums, attractions and shopping centers. The pass is valid for one day, and the onboard commentary provides interesting information about Amsterdam.

Included with your day pass is a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Van Gogh Museum! Jump the long queues so you can go straight inside the museum to admire the artwork. The museum contains the world's largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, including such famous works as Sunflowers and several self-portraits. The museum's comprehensive collection of Van Gogh's work allows you to track the artist’s creative development, and compare his paintings to works by his 19th-century contemporaries like Gauguin and Monet.

See the Itinerary section below for a list of hop-on hop-off canal bus stops.

This excursion is located within a 15-minute walk to the Amsterdam cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Amsterdam. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent tour. Advise all travelers to pre-book events and use hop on hop off tour facility.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Nice boat tour, didn't go to the museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

so simple - handed over voucher for canals which was excellent and the van gogh voucher could be used next day which was great as canal network quite extensive. queues at museum were enormous on sunday so fantastic for us.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Skip the line is just shorter wait of the two lines about 10 minutes. Some how everybody has the same idea. For more convenience, recommend avoid exchanging the voucher for HOHO.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Enjoyed the perspective of the city from the canal. Easy access to Van Gough Museum.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

The ticket to the museum was wonderful. There was practically no wait, The commentary on the boats were typical. The captains were friendly and quite knowledgeable The tour was well worth the money. On the other hand the directions for where to catch the canal bus were vague and the busses were not that regular.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

The ticket kiosk was very close to my hotel and the vendor hadn't heard of the "shore excursion" part of the tour. That was fine for me as I didn't realize that this was supposed to be a "pick you up at your ship" excursion in the first place. I received the tickets no problem. Bypassed the line at Van Gogh, which was about 30 people, I arrived around 10 in the a.m. The line was MUCH longer when I left, mind you. The canal pass was great too. The advantage of booking with Viator is that there is a reservation when I get there. There are other companies out there but this is a reliable company that offers great tours with knowledgeable guides. That being said, this excursion did not have a guide for either the museum or the canals.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

Museum was great and should be a must for all visitors. Hop on Hop off boat experience was not so great. The hours were limited and would have enjoyed an evening opportunity to see the city. The boat windows should be cleaned for optimal viewing. The boat drivers were very nice.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2012

The excursion was lovely but nobody told us beforehand the the Van Gogh would be closed the day we were there.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2012

Was great to have the opportunity to visit the Van Gogh Museum as well as take a cruise around the canals of Amsterdam.

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