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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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icon1 hour 5 minutes  (approx.)
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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 10:00 (10am) and 17:00 (5pm)
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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Take an uber to where you need and walk elsewhere
, Aug 2022
The buses need to be refurbished. No Air conditioning option for the heat, and the buses are very old, as is their audio system. We waited endlessly for busses and used it once.
Unforgettable experience
, Aug 2022
Beautiful experience never to be forgotten. The Bus ride was lovely,cordial staff and great illustration accompanying the journey. I recommend The Hop on Hop off Bus to anyone
Were sold an invalid package
, Aug 2022
We printed our tickets and went to the dock to get the cruise as instructed and were told that our voucher was invalid, this package had not been sold for 2 years and they would not honour our tickets. We had to purchase new tickets for the canal cruise. We were advised to ask Viator for a refund. We will try once our trip is over and we return home in more than 2 weeks. What a hassle!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience
, Aug 2022
Great overall view of the city. Buses showed up on time at each stop. Tour company very helpful and accommodating.
Waste of money
, Aug 2022
Not worth your money. stop deserts and the bus runs along unmarked stops along the outer side of Amsterdam. Not much to see.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Need a refund
, Jul 2022
Waited 45 minutes for a bus. Never saw one. Would not do this again wasted our money need I say more
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jul 2022
Intimate small group, knowledgeable guide, great tour Gijs was terrific fun look at Amsterdam… try it
The cruise going close to...
, Jul 2022
The cruise going close to Erasmus Bridge, and also free entry to Euromast Tower, was the best. Also we could go to the top of the ship deck
Great disappointment. Do not book on line.
, Jul 2022
Great disappointment. They charged us for a 24 hours hop on and off ride that did not happen. It ended at 5 pm which was the time our boat ride ended. We could have boarded within 24 hours but there was no buses the day after. The owner at the stand said he did not sell it to us. There nothing we could do. A scam by Viator. People were buying the tours right there on the spot. There was no need to book this scam in advance.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bus available only on weekends during part of the year
, Jul 2022
Canal tour was fun but quite crowded. I arrived late and wasn’t able to sit with any of my group. Much of the commentary is recorded audio through earbuds. The driver stops occasionally and gives some description but only in English. The reason I was unhappy with this tour is that I wasn’t able to complete the bus portion. I arrived on a Sunday and took probably the last canal tour of the day. I intended to do the bus portion the following morning, on Monday, within the 24 hour period. Only I found out that the buses run only Thursday to Sunday. I did not see this information anywhere—even on the individual bus company’s website. So I wasted that money (times 4). Very disappointed.
Hop on to learn the lay of the land
, Jul 2022
Great way to know the lay of the land. Some of the windows were stuck so you when you took pictures you go the reflection of the glass. The driver did not always announce stops.
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.
2 travelers 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

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