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Amsterdam City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

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Duration: The bus route takes 2 hours and 30 minutes; the canal cruise takes 1 hour. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours
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  • Enjoy great panoramic views on a carefully designed route past Amsterdam′s main highlights
  • Flexible, convenient and fun!
  • Choose our combi-tour and see Amsterdam by both land and water
  • Perfect introduction to Amsterdam – whether you are a culture vulture, a shopper, a foodie or a history buff!
  • Includes informative audio commentary to make sure you don′t miss a thing

Take this flexible tour by bus and boat and discover delightful Amsterdam in your own way! This great-value package combines a hop-on hop-off bus service and a canal cruise enabling you to see the city from many different angles.

The double-decker bus service runs every 45 minutes and has nine great stops close to the main attractions. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can jump on and off as often as you like. While on the bus you will be entertained by a fascinating audio commentary (available in 16 languages).

You can use the bus tour in so many ways. Art lovers can alight at Museumplein to visit the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art or the Van Albert Cuypmarket (stop at Stadhouderskade), or at the huge flea market at Waterlooplein. History buffs can stop at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal for the 17th century Royal Palace and the 15th century Nieuwekerk.

Your combi-package also includes an enchanting hour on the city’s celebrated canals. You’ll see barges, bridges and the wonderful waterfront buildings with their pulleys and decorated gables.

If you want to spend more time at the museums, markets or other attractions you can choose the option without the canal cruise.

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Customer reviews

great way to see amsterdam when got limited time, the full loop took about an hour and half. bit of confusion for the canal boat part but was quickly resolved! great relaxing way...

jenny chalmers United Kingdom
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Convenient and reliable service with very friendly, knowledgeable staff. A great way to see Amsterdam and all the attractions, before deciding which ones to visit for longer. We...

Claire E De Vitto United Kingdom
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There are two options for your tour:

Amsterdam City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (Bus and Boat)
Amsterdam City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (Bus only)

Amsterdam City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (Bus and Boat):
This option combines a hop-on hop-off bus service with a canal cruise. On the double-decker bus tour there is one route and 11 convenient stops. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can jump on and off the vehicle at will to see the sights or go shopping. Or stay on the bus and listen to the informative audio-guide, available in 16 languages.

The route includes the following stops.

Stop 1 - Central Station
Stop 2 - Amrath Hotel
Stop 3 - Windmill / East
Stop 4 - Artis Royal Zoo
Stop 5 - Gassan Diamonds
Stop 6 - Jewish Historical Museum
Stop 7 - Heineken Experience
Stop 8 - Museum Square - Stadhouderskade
Stop 9 - Vondelpark
Stop 10 - Wester Market
Stop 11 - Spuistraat

Your canal cruise leaves from the Damrak. It takes 1 hour and takes you along the bustling waterways. Canals have been the main transport system of Amsterdam since the 17th century. Today they provide an excellent way to see the city. Amsterdammers take great trouble to keep their waterways clean, so cruising is real pleasure.

As you cruise, the city will reveal its treasures. You will see lovely churches and the fine merchants’ houses built in Amsterdam’s Golden Age (1585-1672). Tall, narrow – often only 30ft (9 meters) wide – these canal-side houses have big narrow windows, decorative gables and outside pulleys to lift heavy objects to the upper floors.

You can end your combi-tour at your own convenience.

Amsterdam City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (Bus only):
This option is the same as the one described above but without the canal cruise. You can choose to leave the hop-on-hop-off bus tour whenever you wish.

Please note
Please redeem your isango! voucher against Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket at isango! local activity partner office at 26 Damrak, Amsterdam.

Bus service runs every 20 minutes between 1000h (10:00am) and 1700h (5:00pm).

Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before prior to the tour, seats are guaranteed until this time.
  • Transportation in a double-decker bus
  • 1-hour canal cruise (if option selected)
  • Audio commentary in 16 languages (English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
The bus route takes 2 hours and 30 minutes; the canal cruise takes 1 hour. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours
Start time
Bus running between 0915h (09:15am) and 1815h (6:15pm); every 15-20 minutes
Meeting point
Please redeem your isango! voucher against Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket at isango! local activity partner office at 26 Damrak, Amsterdam. However, you can join the bus tour at any of the bus stops.
Ending point
You may leave the bus at any stop.
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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