Hop-on hop-off tour

Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Optional Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
Hop-on hop-off tour

Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Optional Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets

From US$ 26.80 per person

See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, with combination options for both canal and bus tours. Learn about the city from an included audioguide in 16 different languages.

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Duration 1 day
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Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Hindi, Croatian


  • Discover the best of Amsterdam on an exciting hop-on and hop-off tour
  • Take advantage of convenient stops and locations to visit all the city's best sights
  • Browse on the free onboard WiFi
  • Access a GPS audio guide in 19 different languages (Canal Cruise)
Full description

Climb aboard a bus or boat to see the city of Amsterdam on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the freedom to hop on and off either one whenever you see a stop you’d like to visit. Choose ticket options, for one or both bus and boat.

Board at one of the 10 stops for the bus, located throughout the city center. Turn on your audioguide and choose from 16 different languages to learn about the city and its sights as you pass by. Then, hop off at Gassan Diamonds for a complimentary tour of the jewelry store.

Next, try the canal boat for a different experience from the water. Enjoy easy access to the canal stops with boarding spots next to the bus stops, so you can easily get from land to water. Glide along the UNESCO world-heritage canal of over 100 KM of waterways. 

Then, take in three of the most famous canals in Amsterdam: Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, and Herengracht. Pass alongside the houses that border the canals, and learn about the history of these mansions that once belonged to wealthy spice merchants.

  • 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus/boat ticket (depending on the option selected)
  • Audio guide
  • 1-hour canal cruise (if option selected)
  • City map
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Tickets to attractions

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Meeting point

You can start/end the tour at any of the allocated stops along the route. Look for the red CitySightseeing Amsterdam stop sign at: Stop 1 - Central Station (in front of LOVERS Canal Cruises) Stop 2 - Amsterdam River Cruises/De Ruyterkade (summer only) Stop 3 - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam Stop 4 - Gassan Diamonds Stop 5 - Jewish Historical Quarter Stop 6 - Royal Theatre Carré Stop 7 - Heineken Experience Stop 8 - Museum Square Stop 9 - Leidse Square Stop 10 - Jordaan Stop 11 - Westerdok

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The first round starts at Stop 1 at 10:00 AM
  • The last round starts at Stop 1 at 5:00 PM
  • The bus route takes 60 to 75 minutes
  • Child ticket: 4-13-year-olds
  • The bus ticket is valid for 24 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 2362 reviews

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Was an overall good experience! The hop on/off bus is a good way to get around and see a lot of the city on your own time, comes with a guided audio tour as well. Easy to navigate, I would definitely recommend. Although, it does NOT include the canal cruise which we were mistaken.

February 20, 2023

This tour was excellent value for money and the ability to hop on hop off is great. The buses are very regular so you don’t have to wait long to get on one again after you have stopped to do an experience. Very knowledgeable tour guides, very friendly and polite, this is well worth doing when you visit Amsterdam.

December 10, 2022

amsterdam reality is very small and it is easy to get around on foot but with the bus you get to places where you did not plan to go and you get to know the city you get off at any stop and take it again every half hour and the tickets last 24 hours

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 41418