Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and/or Boat

Amsterdam, Netherlands

From USD 30.13

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 5 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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-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 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

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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

8 Stops

38 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Operating Schedule: Every 30-45 minutes between 10:00 (10am) and 17:00 (5pm)

Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Gassan Diamonds

Jewish Museum

Royal Theater Carré




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

Amsterdam Icebar

De Plantage

Body Worlds



De Gooyer Windmill

Boat route

8 Stops

14 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Frequent departures between 9.30 - 19.45 Last departure from stop 1 at 17.45

Loetje Centraal

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

NEMO Science Museum

Gassan Diamonds

Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam

Albert Cuypstraat



Points of interest passed by on this route


Body Worlds

Amsterdam Canal Ring

Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

NEMO Science Museum

Magere Brug

The Amstel

Anne Frank House

9 Little Streets (Negen Straatjes)

Amsterdam Icebar

Heineken Experience




Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers 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 travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller 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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Boat great bus disappointing
GEORGE_D, June 2023
The canal tour was amazing . The bus tour was disappointing, nothing to see. We do not recommend the bus tour
The hop on/off bus in...
Donna_S, June 2023
The hop on/off bus in Amsterdam was the only negative experience of our trip. Even with recording difficult to know stop. Workers at kiosk did not know local stop locations. Bus driver was rude. Bus driver slammed door shut on panicked passengers trying to get on. Only able to use bus once for 3 stops. No time to wait for him to take 20 min. Breaks. We walked over 15 miles that day. I am contacting my credit card company. I would like my money for my granddaughter and me refunded. Took same city sightseeing bus in London and it was wonderful. Would recommend it in London but never in Amsterdam. At 75 my once in a lifetime trip had only one negative- the city sightseeing bus in Amsterdam. Please email or call me. I can’t believe you want this service to be representative of your company.
Very bad experience and...
Mona_N, May 2023
Very bad experience and wouldn’t recommend to anyone. No clear signs of where the bus stop was. Delays. Bad commentary Canal trip so much better
not worth the money
Emmanuel_A, May 2023
Not worth the money paid. It has very limited stops. also it stops in one station for a very long time and there are not many buses running.
Picturesque Amsterdam Canals
Jacqueline_B, May 2023
We chose the boat ride which was really picturesque loved it the only slight annoyance was the captain’s radio it made the audio hard to hear
Amsterdam Hop on hop off bus.
Steve_T, May 2023
Not much to see from the bus. The boat would have been the better option. I have been on many hop on/off buses. This was by far the most uninteresting and worse value for money.
Best experience!!
Sibongile_M, May 2023
It was so easy to book and the bus tour was amazing. Best way to explore Amsterdam. I would recommend to anyone.
Jeff_A, May 2023
In the past the hop on hop off bus was the perfect way to see the city and access a variety of venues. It was very easy to negotiate. The last 2 times we’ve been in Amsterdam it’s been horrible because there is now no more signage to indicate where the stops are. If you take a taxi anywhere it’s almost impossible to find the stop that will get you back to Central Station. It’s been a total waste of money and a great deal of aggravation.
Too short and many technical issues
Steph_V, May 2023
I have done a-lot of hop on and hop offs in my day and this was the worst one I have done. It is really short - I didn’t realize when booking that the bus only had like 10 stops and then there is a canal boat hop on hop off that has additional stops but is sold separately. It should all be included to equal what you would expect from this type of tour. Also the sound wasn’t working on the entire first bus and then multiple seats didn’t work on the other bus. Super disappointing!
Boat tour
Gerry_M, May 2023
Trying to find the boat Very hard to locate Ship to shore radio was very loud and interfered with our listening experience
Underwhelming Experience
After waiting for 30 minutes for the bus, we were underwhelmed with the audio guide and the info shared. I’m sure there is much more to say about the city it’s history and how it came to be then was shared. Not sure if it is worth the money. Would recommend a private tour to really understand and explore the most interesting parts of the city.
don't waste the money
Emma_P, May 2023
we waited for long periods of time and the buses didn't come every 10 minutes at all. we had to pay for extra buses to get where we need to go. complete waste of money.
Don’t book ahead of time in case you get sick, there’s no refunds!
Debra_V, May 2023
I had a migraine and was throwing up and your tour refused to credit me back. There should be exceptions to your non refundable premise, and sickness is one of them!
Eric_M, May 2023
Bus tour was good, but I preferred the boat tour! You can see a lot from the window seats and the front of the bus on the top deck.
Easy way to see city
toni, May 2023
It gives you a feeling of the city. Buses came every 15 -20 minutes The only problem is we tried to start at Stop 5 bit there were no signs showing where hop on and hop off would stop. You only get 1 line and extra for boat is the other line
Not this time
Putner, May 2023
Rude driver, when asked a simple question, very abrupt, “This is not a taxi” “ I make designated stops “. That was well recognized, my question was about which stop was closest to a point of interest.
Terrible waste of money
Kim_W, May 2023
The guides were rude, the buses didn’t run very often and they did not have good stops. Worse hop on hop off I’ve ever been on.
Natalie_K, May 2023
I usually like the hop on hop off buses in countries however it really wasn’t made very clear when you were near the next stop to hop off and the buses (at least upstairs) didn’t have the usual stop button to alert the driver that you wanted off at the next stop.
Just transportation
Kathleen_R, May 2023
I was expecting more. It is really little more than transportation to some of the sites that are a bit further from Cetraale Station.
Poor service
Roy_A, May 2023
We got off at stop 6 and did Brewery tour on 8th May 2023. Came back to bus stop at 2.35pm to catch the next bus. It came at 4pm didn't stop. We had to catch a Uber. Also poor directions by staff near Amsterdam Centraal.

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