Amsterdam Sightseeing Bus Tours

Amsterdam Boat Tours & Bus Tours

Overview of Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Boat Tour

Amsterdam is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. With its waterways and picturesque streets, the city offers an unforgettable experience around every corner. Thus, you should take an introductory boat or bus tour if you are a first-time visitor. Even if you aren t, you should benefit from the offered services that save your time, energy and, of course, money.

Besides providing a great overview of Amsterdam, available boat and bus tours allow you to pause your tour whenever you wish. Once you end a visit to the chosen attraction, you can continue your ride to another one with the next bus or boat.

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What is it?

The Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour is an easy way of getting between the city’s attractions through canals of Amsterdam. With complementary audio commentary and stops next to major sites, it allows you to discover the city at your convenience.

Boat tours are a reliable means of getting around while avoiding potential traffic jams and other inconvenient delays. Also, by booking Amsterdam Canal Boat tour, you benefit from the free walking tour.

Amsterdam is one of the most amazing cities in the whole of Europe! As a tourist, it is very important that you get the best of the delights of being onboard this hop-on-hop-off bus tour. The famous red double-decker with open-top is always on the move every 15 minutes all through the day as it runs across its 11 stops close to the attractions.

Tourists can jump off at any point with their tickets in other to take pictures and see these attractions at a closer range. The Museumplein stop is for lovers of art who would love to see the Rijksmuseum, while Lager lovers can enjoy their stop at the Heineken experience. With many places to touch down, you get to decide if you want to spend the 75 minutes on the bus with an entertaining audio-commentary in 16 different languages, it is flexible and fun.

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off buses circle around the city and stop next to major tourist attractions. It is a great introduction to the city and a convenient way for you to get around quickly on board comfortable buses. Besides, you will find out many interesting facts by means of the audio commentary. A visit to a diamond factory is also included. Unlike boats, buses are wheelchair accessible.

For a symbolic surcharge (€4 full price), you can benefit from Amsterdam sightseeing even more -you get the right to swap between bus and boat hop-on-hop-off tours. With complementary boat tours, your sightseeing is more efficient, flexible and free from occasional delays.

What it includes?

Audio commentary in several major languages;

Discounts at specified shops and restaurants;

Entry to Van Gogh Museum or Heineken Experience if the option is selected;

Free Wi-Fi at the specified piers (Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein)

Tourists get transported in an open-top double-decker bus

A Pre-recorded audio commentary in 16 different languages

Audio commentary is available in 16 languages -English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Catalan, Greek, Turkish and Polish;/p>

Complementary map with the stops and attractions

Ticket cost

1-day adult pass: £21.7 / €24

2-day adult pass: £24.4 / €27.2

1-day child pass: £10.8 / €12.1

2-day child pass: £12.2 / €13.6

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Amsterdam 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Tour:

Adults: £15.22

Children: Age 0-3 Free

Age 4-13: £7.61

Age 14-18: Adult Price

1-day adult bus pass: £19 / €21

1-day child bus pass: £9.5 / €10.5

1-day adult bus+boat pass: £22.6 / €25

1-day child bus+boat pass: £11.3 / €12.5

2-day adult bus+boat pass: £32.6 / €36

2-day child bus+boat pass: £16.3 / €18

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Ticket validity

1 or 2 days, depending on the chosen option

 1 day

1 or 2 days, depending on the chosen option

Times

From 9:15 am until 7 pm

 9:15 am to 6 pm

From 9:15 am to 6 pm

Tour duration

Approximately 1 hour

75 minutes per loop 

Approximately 1:15 hours

Departure point

Central Station West

 Tourists may board the tour bus at any of the approved stops, by exchanging their voucher directly with the driver.

Central Station West

Bus/boat stops/ Amsterdam attractions
  1. Rijksmuseum
  2. Van Gogh Museum
  3. Leidseplein/Vondelpark
  4. Anne Frank House/Jordaan
  5. A'dam LOOKOUT/Amsterdam North
  6. Central Station West
  7. Nemo/Maritime Museum
  8. Rembrandtplein/Hermitage
  9. Waterlooplein/City Hall
  10. Heineken Experience/Albert Cuyp Market
  1. Central Station Damrak / Dam Square Body Worlds
  2. Amrath Hotel Science Center, Nemo National Maritime, Museum Red Light District / Red Light Secrets
  3. Windmill de Gooyer Dapper Market, Tropical Museum
  4. Artis Royal Zoo Plantage District, Resistance Museum Micropia
  5. Gassan Diamonds Factory, Rembrandt House Museum, Jewish Quarter Delft Blue Store, Waterlooplein Flea Market
  6. Jewish Historical Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam Icebar Rembrandt Square
  7. Sarphatistraat Skinny Bridge, Royal Theatre Carre
  8. Heineken Experience, Albert Cuyp Market Pijp District Stadhouderskade
  9. Museum Square, Rijksmuseum Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, House of Bols, Diamond Museum Concertgebouw
  10. Vondelpark Leidseplein (Leidse Square), Hard Rock Café, Holland Casino
  11. Westermarkt Anne Frank House, Wester Church Jordaan District, The Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes)
  1. Central Station West
  2. Amrath Hotel
  3. Windmill
  4. Artis Royal Zoo
  5. Gassan Diamonds Factory
  6. Jewish Historical Museum
  7. Sarphatistraat
  8. Heineken Experience
  9. Museum Square
  10. Vondelpark
  11. Westermarket
Frequency

Every 20 or 25 minutes

 Every 15 minutes

Every 15 or 20 minutes

Complementary tours and cruises

Free walking tour of the city starting at the Central Station West or the Anne Frank House

None 

Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour with the upgraded ticket; entry to a diamond factory

Top Attractions Discounts Included

No

 None

No

Other amenities

Free Wi-Fi is available at piers next to the Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein

GPS Guide

Double decker bus for better views from a vantage point

City Pass that includes this tour

No

 Holland Pass

I Amsterdam City Card

Other information

Boats aren't wheelchair accessible;

restrooms are available on board the boat

There are no departures on April 27 due to Kings Day which is celebrated annually.


Your voucher is valid for 3 months from the date you choose while booking.

For cancellations 7 days in advance or earlier you receive a full refund;

For cancellations between 3 and 6 days before the specified date, you receive a 50% refund;

For cancellations within 2 days before the tour takes place you don't receive a refund;

Buses are accessible for people with disabilities

How to use

Present your printed voucher or voucher on a smart-phone at the check point

You can exchange the booking voucher for a Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any of the approved stops. By simply choosing the stop you wish to start from and the driver will exchange it for a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours from that time.

Print your voucher and show it to the authorized person; the voucher must be printed

 

1. Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tours

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise Tours (8,235 Reviews)

The Amsterdam Canal Cruise gives you another side of Amsterdam through the canals in the city. The hop-on-hop-off boat is a clear way to cruise through Amsterdam's wide history around the Canal Belt, you can also jump on and off at any of the approved stops for sightseeing pleasures. You get to see places like Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. With the 24-hour pass, you can see the most important highlights while aboard the hop-on-hop-off canal cruise in Amsterdam. See the city through the panoramic windows in a relaxed and comfortable way while the boat cruises along 2 different routes with 10 stops.

Key Points of Amsterdam Hop-on hop-off Boat Tours

  • Experience the city of Amsterdam through the canals hop-on-hop-off boat
  • Enjoy your tour and sightseeing adventure through panoramic windows
  • Learn about this astonishing city's history through the onboard commentary
  • Hop-on Hop-off at any of the 10 stops and visit places like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh
  • Take a walk around the Albert Cuyp Market
  • See the sights of the Red Light District
  • Visit the largest science center in the Netherlands (NEMO) and acquaint yourself with a world of science
  • Visit the Hermitage on the Amstel to see the finest French paintings
  • Visit Rembrandt's house where he lived and painted on Jodenbreestraat
  • Onboard toilet for convenience
  • You get free Wi-Fi at Leidseplein piers and Rijksmuseum
  • You also get a Map guide for Amsterdam

Complimentary Sightseeing Tours Included

  • You get walking tours to further explore the Amsterdam from some stops

Amsterdam Hop-on hop-off Boat Tours Discounts

  • With the ticket, you get discounts in restaurants, shops, and attractions in Amsterdam.

How much is a 1/2 day Amsterdam Hop-on hop-off Cruise Tours Ticket?

The price for the Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Cruise Tour ticket is as follows:

24 Hours Canal Boat Tour Ticket

  • Adult (15 - 99) €25
  • Child (6 - 14) €12
  • Infant (0 - 5) free

24 Hours Canal Cruise + Heineken Tour Ticket

  • Adult (15 - 99) €42

24 Hours Canal Cruise + Van Gogh Tour Ticket

  • Adult (15 - 99) €43
  • Child (6 - 14) €12.50
  • Infant (0 - 5) free

48 Hours Canal Cruise Tour Ticket

  • Adult (15 - 99) €32.50
  • Child (6 - 14) €16.25
  • Infant (0 - 5) free
  • All children under 5 years ride the Blue for free.

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Amsterdam Hop-on hop-off Cruise Tours Routes
  • Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Boat Stops
  • Frequency: every 20 - 30 minutes
  • Start time: 9:30 am
  • End time: 7:00 pm
  • Bus stops: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Leidseplein/Vondelpark, Anne Frank house/Jordaan, A'DAM LOOKOUT/Amsterdam North, Central Station West, Nemo/Maritime museum, Rembrandtplein/Hermitage, Waterlooplein/City Hall, Heineken Experience/Albert Cuyp Market.
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2. Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

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As a tourist, using the hop-on-hop-off bus tour is one of your best bets to get the most out of your trip. This gives you a maximum experience and sightseeing pleasure you rightfully deserve. The Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour offers a great and wonderful experience with an additional opportunity to further explore Amsterdam. The city sightseeing bus is a sure way to explore the city in an easy way, with lots of sights to see and learn from, historically and educationally. With the open-top double-decker bus, tourists get to enjoy the amazing city sights by using the bus which passes the most famous places of the city such as Red Light District, Old Port, Flea Market, River Amstel, Magere Brug and the Museums as well.

Key points of Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

  • The Amsterdam hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour offers some experience tourists will never forget about the city.
  • You get to create your own sightseeing itinerary, to enable you to explore Amsterdam at your own pace.
  • You get to see top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Icebar, Madame Tussauds and Heineken Experience.
  • You can also Hop on and off the bus at any of the 7 stops scattered around the city 24 hours daily.
  • You get to enjoy vital information from the audio commentary in 16 different languages on board the hop-on-hop-off
  • You get to enter a Diamond factory
  • A Map guide which shows you the hop-on-hop-off route and stops

Complimentary Sightseeing Tours Included

  • A free walking tour of a Diamond factory.
  • An optional Hop-on Hop-off Boat ticket, depending on the chosen option.

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours Discounts

  • With the Amsterdam ticket, you get access to museums, Diamond factory and other important historical points of interest.

How much Is a 1/2/3 day City Sightseeing Bus Tour Amsterdam?

The prices for this exclusive tour for tourists depends on the option you select; this ticket comes with a canal boat tour option as well:

24 Hour Amsterdam Bus Tour Tickets

  • Adults (Age 13 - 99) - €21
  • Children (Age 4 - 12) - €10.50

24 Hour Bus and Boat Tour Tickets

  • Adults (Age 13 - 99) - €28
  • Children (Age 4 - 12) - €14

48 Hour Bus and Boat Tour Tickets

  • Adults (Age 13 - 99) - €39
  • Children (Age 4 - 12) - €19.50
  • All children under 5 years get a ride for free as long as they do not occupy seats.

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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Routes

Red Route

  • Frequency: every 15 - 20 minutes
  • Start time: 9:15 am
  • End time: 6:00 pm
  • Bus stops Central Station, Amrath Hotel, Windmill/East, Artis Royal Zoo, Gassan Diamonds, Jewish Historical Quarter, Royal Theatre Carre, Heineken Experience, Museum Square/Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Nassaukade.

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