Our Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour lets you explore one of Europe’s most exciting cities at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours on a route with 10 stops adjacent to the city’s main attractions. You can jump on and off at will to go shopping or sightseeing or stay on board for the entire 60-minute loop, seeing the sights and listening to an informative audio commentary (provided in seven languages).
Amsterdam is the largest city of the Netherlands. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its pioneering developments in trade. The wealth acquired during that time left a legacy of stunningly beautiful buildings and great art.
The Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour makes it easy to enjoy the best this enthralling city has to offer. The stops on the bus route and attractions close to them are detailed below.
1. Central Station: A magnificent building and one of the main railway hubs of the Netherlands.
2. Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal: A street with famous buildings such as the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the Nieuwekerk, the Amsterdam Museum and the former main post office, now a smart shopping center called the Magna Plaza.
3. Westerkerk: This 17th century church has the highest church tower in Amsterdam. Westerkerk is close to the Anne Frank House and Anne frequently mentioned the chiming of the church clock in her famous Diary. Several renowned artists, including Rembrandt, are buried here.
4. Leidseplein: One of Amsterdam's popular nightspots, with theaters, lots of cafes, restaurants, and cinemas. Street musicians, jugglers, and fire-eaters make the square a lively place, especially on summer evenings!
5. Museumplein: Stop here for three of Amsterdam’s most important museums: the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum. This stop is also close to the splendid Concertgebouw.
6. Stadhouderskade/De Pijp: Jump off here for Albert Cuypmarket, The Netherlands’ busiest market, selling everything from vegetables, fruit and fish to clothing and cameras. Lager drinkers should visit the Heineken Experience, located in an old brewery. Hungry? This vibrant multi-cultural district is full of fantastic ethnic restaurants, coffee shops and bars.
7. Waterlooplein: Stop here for the huge Waterlooplein Flea market, the Rembrandt House (showcasing Rembrandt’s life and work), the Hermitage (displaying treasures from St Petersburg) and the Artis Zoo.
8. Muntplein: Get off at this stop to enjoy the cafes and street life of Rembrandt Square, as well as the Flower Market, the Allard Pierson Museum, (the archaeological museum), the upscale shops of Kalverstraat and the Amsterdam Dungeon.
9. Damrak: This is the stop for the National Monument (the World War II Memorial) and Madame Tussauds. It is also close to Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District and the Royal Palace.
10.Sint Nicolaaskerk: This is near the Church of St. Nicholas, a majestic neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance church, very close to Central Station. Sint Nicolaaskerk is the major Catholic church in Amsterdam.
You can leave the tour at whichever stop you wish.