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Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option

Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1 hour 5 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 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 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.
  • 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, Rijksmuseum, Icebar, Madame Tussauds and Heineken Experience
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops around the city for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing (depending on option selected at time of booking)
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary in 18 different languages on board the bus and on board the boat

What's Included

  • Audio commentary in 16 languages
  • Map with the hop-on hop-off route and stops
  • Free WiFi on the bus
  • 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise (when option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

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 11 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.

Optional Upgrade: 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Want to see the city from the water, too? Upgrade your hop-on hop-off bus ticket to include a 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise. Glide around Amsterdam’s romantic city canals and admire its Golden Age architecture from a different point of view.
Bus Route

10 Stops

38 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Operating Schedule: Every 30 minutes between 9:30am and 4:00pm

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Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam

2

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

3

Gassan Diamonds

4

Jewish Historical Museum

5

Royal Theater Carré

6

Heineken Experience

7

NH Museum Quarter

8

Leidseplein

9

Jordaan

10

Westerdok

Points of interest passed by on this route

Rijksmuseum

Damrak

Dam Square

Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

Concertgebouw

Kalverstraat

Waterlooplein Market

Van Gogh Museum

Anne Frank House

The Jordaan

Red Light District

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

NEMO Science Museum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

De 9 Straatjes

Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

Tropenmuseum

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Portuguese Synagogue

Koninklijk Theater Carre

Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

Magere Brug

Holland Casino Amsterdam Centrum

Hermitage Amsterdam

Albert Cuyp Market

ArtAmsterdam-Spui

The Amsterdam Dungeon

House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

City Sightseeing Amsterdam

Diamant Museum Amsterdam

Tours & Tickets

Torture Museum

Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam

De Plantage

Body Worlds

Dappermarkt

Micropia

De Gooyer Windmill

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option?

A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option.

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Traveler Tips


The buses can be warm but the canal boat option is a definite must.
best time to explore the city is either morning or evening before sunset.
There are several canal tours operated in Amsterdam so it is important that you find the correct one for the Hop on and Hop Off company.
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Worth it
Danielle_B, Mar 2020
Definitely worth booking and I would do so again the next time I’m in Amsterdam. Download the sightseeing app to see the live map of the busses and your set.
Value for Money
DeepakMD, Mar 2020
It's really mesmerizing. This is the best way to explore city in very economical price. I got discount from Viator so it's more value for money. best time to explore the city is either morning or evening before sunset.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Deepak We are happy the tour/activity/cruise met or even pass your expectations! Customers’ satisfaction is all what matters for us. Feel free to visit us again in the future or to recommend us!
Nice, informative and quick tour
Anonymous, Mar 2020
Nice, informative and quick tour - would recommend as a good start to the trip and for those who have a limited time to spend in Amsterdam.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Sir/Madam, Your words are so kind and give us the energy to make all of our customers happy! See you soon in Amsterdam again! Regards, Sam
Loved it
Irene_M, Feb 2020
Great tour guide bus. Very easy to fine the pick up points. We got the bus and boat option. We really enjoyed it. The guides and drivers were all Lovely. Great value for money and it lasts for 24hrs once to you start your ticket. I would definitely recommend it
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We are happy the hop on hop off bus met or even passed your expectations! Customers’ satisfaction is all what matters for us. Feel free to visit us again in the future or to recommend us!
Not expensive but not necessary
maryszeto, Jan 2020
We were there during low season so less buses and boats were running. Found was more economical to buy and use the city card to get around for the number of days you’re visiting.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback! We always appreciate hearing from our customers so we can continue improving our products and services.
Great tour for the first time visitor
Michael_S, Jan 2020
Great tour for the first time visitor. It gave us a big overview of the city and we could plan different excursions.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We are thrilled to read you had a lovely experience during the Hop-On Hop-Off tour you have done with us. Hopefully we have made your holiday even more special!
City Sightseeing Tour
Carmen B, Dec 2019
I was really looking forward to touring in Amsterdam, but instead, I found the hop-on-hop-off a waste of time. There was very little communication from the tour guide and mostly talked about the museums. The canal boat ride was also very boring. One of my friends feel asleep during the ride.
Average
Steve_K, Dec 2019
I will say that the boats and busses were very clean and well maintained and the employees were professional and courteous. However, finding the designated stops, even using the app, wasn't always that easy. The other negative is that these tours only run from 11-5, so if you go to a museum and grab a bite afterward, you're using up a lot of time you've paid to use the hop-on-hop-off. We did the two day option thinking that we could use this as a mode of transportation to go from area to area. This is probably possible if you have a well-planned itinerary that factors in the hop-on-hop-off stops. For us, where we would meander down streets taking in the beauty of this city while strolling to our next planned stop, it was basically a waste of money. The walk to find the next closest hop-on-hop-off stop was essentially the same as just walking to the next planned location. My recommendation is to do a one-time guided tour of the canals (try it at night when the canals are illuminated) and skip the hop-on-hop-off off altogether. Use your legs to get you around or use the tram to get you to destinations that may be uncomfortable for some to walk. A bike is also another excellent way to get around the city and view the amazing architecture.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Dear SRK1975, Thank you very much for your feedback! We always appreciate hearing from our customers so we can continue improving our products and services.
Great way to see Amsterdam
BaronFoer, Nov 2019
This is an excellent way to get around Amsterdam. We got the 2 day and it was fun and informative. I would suggest to the company to give a bigger discount for the second day because although we used it for just 2 full rounds on the third trip we got off and enjoyed the scenery. I think more people would get a second day if it were cheaper. I would suggest buy one day on the bus and one day on the boat since they go to very similar areas to save a bit of money. Everything is in walking distance and the stops are virtually in the same area for both,
Good experience
Robert_N, Nov 2019
Good experience, well presented , helpful staff and well organised based other hop on hop off bus experiences.
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