Explore the historic canals and streets of Amsterdam by land and water with the Hop On Hop Off Bus & Boat

This activity will remain open to visitors for the time being, but appropriate measures will be taken.

The comfortable boats and buses offer a frequent and regular service with many convenient stops, including several points where you can switch between the bus and boat. Enjoy panoramic views while cruising from Amsterdam central station towards the Rijksmuseum. You’ll pass by many of the beautiful canal houses which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Hop on Hop off Bus & Boat combination gives you the oppportunity to experience the old city centre the way you want to.

Discover charming, local neighbourhoods full of small shops and restaurants in the west of the city, or head east to visit an authentic Dutch windmill. Benefit from a multilingual on-board commentary in 19 languages, along with a glass roof so that you don’t miss a thing! The stops are all located near museums, shopping districts and tourist attractions to help you enjoy Amsterdam at your own pace without being tied to an itinerary. For actual routes download the Hop On Hop Off app or pick up the Hop On Hop Off brochure at your depature point.

Do you want to discover Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Edam as well? Click here for the Hop On Hop Off bus tour to the idyllic countryside.

LOCATION Stationsplein 40A, Amsterdam | Multiple boarding locations
DEPARTURE TIMES Bus & Boat departure every 20 to 30 minutes
From April to October: daily from 9.30 AM to 6.45 PM
July & August: daily from 9.30 AM to 9.00 PM
✅  24 hour combination ticket ✅  Audiotour

✅  Free Wifi

TICKET TYPE Printed ticket

Extra Information

Not available on:
27th of April – King’s day
18th of October – Amsterdam Marathon

Audio guide

The audiotour is available in 19 different languages. Earphones are included. The host will help you install it, so you don’t miss the great introduction to the history and culture of all the highlights in Amsterdam.


  • Wheelchairs can be stored aboard
  • Download the free sightseeing app with your iPhone or in the  Google Playstore, to know exactly where and on what time to board the Hop on Hop off bus
  • Create your own sightseeing tour
  • Discover the UNESCO world heritage city centre
  • Comfortable and heated/air-conditioned bus & boat with panoramic roof
  • Free Hop On Hop Off app

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