• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: Flexible
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While your ship is docked, make the most of your time in Amsterdam with this day pass for the hop-on hop-off boat that comes with skip-the-line access to the Van Gogh Museum. Take advantage of the many conveniently located canal stops to explore top city attractions including the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum, all at your own pace. At the Van Gogh Museum, sail past the long lines and marvel at famous works like ‘Sunflowers.’ This is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Amsterdam.


  • Amsterdam hop-on hop-off boat shore excursion
  • Stop at Amsterdam's top attractions like the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House
  • Admission ticket 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 boat as many times as you'd like

What You Can Expect

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

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

See the best of Amsterdam while you’re in port with a day pass for the city’s hop-on hop-off boat tour, which includes admission to one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions — the Van Gogh Museum. (Please note: This excursion is located within a 15-minute walk to the Amsterdam cruise port. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to your ship. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.)

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. Set your own itinerary with a hop-on hop-off canal bus tour. Hop on and off as often as you like at 7 to 9 (depending on the season) canal stops located near Amsterdam's major museums, attractions and shopping centers. Your pass is valid for one day.

While on board, listen to engaging commentary on the city and sights you see along the way, including the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Albert Cuyp Market.

This pass also gives you an admission ticket at the must-see Van Gogh Museum, housing the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. Admire famous works like The Bedroom, Sunflowers and several self-portraits, and track the artist’s creative development and compare his paintings to works by his 19th-century contemporaries.

Please click on "view additional info" for the hop-on hop-off boat map and departure times.

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Customer Reviews

Ian G

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

susan g

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 August 2017

I would definitely recommend this tour.


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.

James C

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.

Satysfyre Canada

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.

Carol Anne R

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2015

Line up too long at museum and weather poor....wet, wet wet

Lee W

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.

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