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

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

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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
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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

Departure Point

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

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
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.
1 hour 5 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Every 30 minutes between 9:30am and 4:00pm
Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Gassan Diamonds
Jewish Museum
Royal Theater Carré
Heineken Experience
NH Museum Quarter
Points of interest passed by on this route
Dam Square
Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
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
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Portuguese Synagogue
Koninklijk Theater Carre
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
Magere Brug
Holland Casino Amsterdam Centrum
Hermitage Amsterdam
Albert Cuyp Market
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
De Gooyer Windmill
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Tours & Tickets
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
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." See review
  • "best time to explore the city is either morning or evening before sunset." See review
  • "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." See review


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Amsterdam canal boats
, Jul 2022
The canal ride is a fabulous way to see Amsterdam. The audio guide was informative about the history of the sights. I really enjoyed it.
Perfect excursion!
, Jul 2022
Great experience. Perfect for locating all good spots and n the city. Very convenient location and service.
Unnecessary with so few attractions and most within walking distance from each other.
, Jun 2022
Boring! Too much time spent at stops. Could have walked faster. Stops close together.Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Nmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Amsterdam bus
, Jun 2022
Service was better than I had read but the route itself was limited to the perimeter of the city centre and old town for the most part.
, Jun 2022
I needed to change our reservation - admittedly less than 24 hours prior to - but the person who answered the phone knew nothing and my email was unanswered. We bought less expensive tickets at the Central Station Info Center.
Lackluster at best
, Jun 2022
I absolutely love hop-in hop-off tours however the Amsterdam tour was lackluster. The sound didn’t work on several of the seats. It was also hard at times to find the locations being mentioned on the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jun 2022
This tour was sold by viator but does not run except on weekends and holidays. Need a refund. Bought a Tuesday tour!!!!
Bad experience/customer service
, Jun 2022
Not being able to get on. Driver said my pass was invalid. I bought online and was sent to my wallet but drive refused to let me on
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent way of seeing...
, Jun 2022
Excellent way of seeing the sights of Amsterdam Bus stopped too long at various stops. No clear bus stops if you start mid journey
Bad day on the bus
, May 2022
Not real good memories. The bus we went on had no head phones. We had no guidance as to where we were or any idea of each stop. Our driver spoke loudly on the phone the entire time we were on board. Bus stops were not clearly marked. We walked around and around trying to get to the bus. The hotel had no info on your service.
Very poorly run, sadly.
, May 2022
Waited 45 min for a bus at Stop 1, told 3 busses were running but it was only 2, waited at stop 4 for unknown reason, speaker for bus driver could not be heard at top level, monotone and indiscernible at bottom level, wanted to get off at Anne Frank stop but could not get down the stairs before driver took off again----which meant we would have to ride the whole route again. No thanks! Save your $, take a cab. Cruse portion was nice but captain could not park at dock despite multiple tries. Recommend you take a separate cruise and skip the bus.
Would not recommend
, May 2022
I am really disappointed with the Hop On/off buses. The one in Cape Town S.Africa announced what there was to see at the next stop. This did not happen in Amsterdam (or in Portugal). The bus stops in Amsterdam we’re not marked do it was difficult to find a stop. You would be better off getting a city map and walk around.
Waste of money
, May 2022
There is nothing positive to share. Limited information. I don’t know why they sell a 24 hour ticket when there was scarcely enough information for an hour
Amsterdam is a small city...
, May 2022
Amsterdam is a small city and there is no value to taking the hop on hop off. It does not drop you off close to any major attractions so you might as well take the tram or the metro or just walk
Disappointing trip
, May 2022
Having travelled to a lot of places all over the world and always book hop on hop off trips we were disappointed with this experience in Amsterdam. The bus pick up points were not well sign posted and not easy to find at all. The drop off points were not always close to the attractions that it stayed in the map and would be easier to walk and make own way
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tickets not valid
, May 2022
We were sold tickets on a day that the tour did not operate! Tickets were for Tuesday - bus operated on weekends.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Bad experience
, May 2022
Sold us tickets for a Monday tour and waited in the rain for 30 minutes before calling City Bus who told us they don’t run on Monday’s. Were told that city Bus had informed Viator more than once that bus doesn’t run on Monday. Awaiting refund.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Nice ride, poor directions
, May 2022
Bus was good but very difficult to find stop. The attendant in the guest service center was not very useful, kept pointing outside to stand by the orange sign but there were many orange ones!
1 traveler found this review helpful
This Hop-on Hop-off is a rip-off
, May 2022
There was no sound available on the bus, no apology, no discount, nothing! Just took the money. They didn't even warn the next group boarding about the sound system. The public transportation would've be way cheaper and just as informative.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Didn't find this very interesting
, May 2022
Didn't know that the tour took you around Amsterdam and not into old Town or city center. The bus driver also had his radio on so loud we couldn't hear our headset, some of the headsets or plugs didn't work.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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