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Explore the countryside with Hop On Hop Off Holland

This Hop on Hop off tour through picturesque countryside is the perfect way to discover the ‘other face’ of Holland. Escape the busy Amsterdam and depart to experience local culture and unique destinations. With Hop on Hop off: Cheese, Windmills & Dutch Villages you discover the entire countryside around Amsterdam completely at your own leisure! The tour includes a staggering 8 stops which all promise a unique insight into Dutch history and tradition. There are buses every 45 minutes from each stop which provides the perfect amount of freedom to enjoy your favourite stops.

The Hop on Hop off tour starts at This is Holland in Amsterdam North and then continues to some iconic locations. Behold the famous windmills at the characteristic Zaanse Schans, immerge in the old fisherman’s village of Vollendam of what to think of a guided tour at a traditional Cheese Farm. This is just a small selection of the in total 8 fantastic locations.

‘Hop On Hop Off Holland’ App

To make the most out of your day the tour also offers a free app. Download the ‘Hop On Hop Off Holland’ App and see exactly when the next bus arrives, in order to minimalize the waiting time. Every 45 minutes a bus arrives at a busstop. The app also offers walking routes at every stop. Besides that, in the bus an audio tour is available which provides information about the culture and history of this inspiring region. In short, a perfect day away from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the big city!


LOCATIONDeparture Point: This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam
DEPARTURE TIMESFrom 5 October 2018 till 29 March 2019. Every Friday till Monday from 09:00 every 45 minutes.
  • This is Holland, last departure: 15:00 h
  • Zaandam, last departure: 17:45 h
  • Zaanse Schans, last departure: 17:55 h
  • Purmerend, last departure: 18:10 h
  • Edam, last departure: 18:25 h
  • Volendam, last departure: 18:35 h
  • Henri Willig Cheese, last departure: 18:45 h
  • Monnickendam, last departure: 19:15 h – Arrival This is Holland 19:35 h
✅  Hop on Hop off day ticket including 8 stops✅  Flexible travel, every 45 minutes
✅  Free guided tour at Henri Willig Cheese Farm✅  Audio tour through app on the bus
✅ Self-guided walking tours available at all stops
PUBLIC TRANSPORTFrom Amsterdam Central Station, you can take the free ferry with direction “Buiksloterweg”. This is only a 3 minute boat trip. From here, it is just a 1 minute walk to THIS IS HOLLAND.
TICKET TYPEPrinted ticket and Smartphone accepted

Extra Information


  • Be aware that the buses drive in one direction only! For example: when you hop off in Volendam, it is not possible to go back to the Henri Willig Cheese Farm.
  • When you return to THIS IS HOLLAND, you are not able to re-use your bus ticket.
  • If you would like to take advantage of our great audio tours, make sure you download the free Hop on Hop off App! QR codes are available at the check-in desk at THIS IS HOLLAND
  • No phone? Visitors can rent phones at the check-in desk at THIS IS HOLLAND for € 3 per mobile device
  • Via the Hop on Hop off App, visitors will be able to see the live (!) location of the bus, so they can always check if the bus is nearby the bus stop.
  • Any questions? info@hollandticketservices.com

Ticket Upgrade:

Upgrade your ticket to Hop on Hop off Plus including a choice of 2 free admissions (+ € 15,00)

  • A’DAM LOOKOUT (reg. price € 13,50)
    Visit the sky deck of this unique tower, offering breath-taking panoramic views of Amsterdam
  • Volendam Experience (reg. price € 8,50)
    Discover the past of Volendam through a guided and Virtual Reality tour
  • Digital photo in traditional Dutch costume in Volendam (reg. price € 15,00)
    Wear the traditional costume of Volendam. Great holiday photo guaranteed!
  • Edam Museum (reg. price € 5,50)
    The museum is located in the oldest brick house of Edam, dating back to 1540
  • Canal tour along the river Zaan at the Zaanse Schans (reg. price €13,50)
    45-minute boat tour with amazing view of the windmills and the Zaan skyline, last departure 16:30 h.

Check the website for more information!

Tip: During Keukenhof season join the Hop on Hop off: Keukenhof line!

  • Enjoy the flexibility of a bus coming every 45 minutes to each stop
  • Explore the Dutch countryside
  • Experience traditional Dutch culture
  • View the scenic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Enjoy the fishing village of Volendam
  • Discover the old centre of Edam
  • Taste and experience the making of traditional Dutch cheese
  • Adventure in villages where famous artists have gained inspiration
  • Visit a traditional clog warehouse
  • Take a look in Zaandam, with one of the best inner cities of Holland

Hop on Hop off
The museum of Purmerend
Windmills of the Zaanse Schans
Typical Dutch 'Edammer Kaasdragers'
The Henry Willig Cheese Farm with goats
People cruising in Broek in Waterland Holland
The Museum in Monnickendam, countryside of Holland
The Zaan in Hotel beautiful architecture

Tour Reviews

4.17 based on 12 reviews
July 4, 2017

This tour made my trip to Amsterdam complete.
An easy check in, great staff and a comfortable bus are the reasons why I totally recommend this tour!

Thank you guys for this amazing experience!

July 9, 2017

Perfect excursion to see more than only Amsterdam. I can definitely recommend it to everyone.

July 11, 2017

I joined this new tour yesterday and I was so pleasantly surprised! The staff was so kind, even though the driver seemed somewhat confused about the app, we have tasted awesome cheese at the cheesefarm and visited the Windmills of the Zaanse Schans. Cool audiotour on the bus. Don’t forget your charger though!

July 11, 2017

This tour has everything to make a perfect day, but some small errors were a pity. We waited 45 minutes instead of 30 minutes in Volendam. Still, overall it is good worth for money and the customer support is extremely helpful and friendly.

July 20, 2017

Saw so many more than just the main things everyone sees. Villages such as Monnickendam and Purmerend were a nice surprise. We did those 2 and trhe Zaanse Schans, couldn’t do much more in one day. Tip: definetely download the app so you know when the next bus arrives!

July 23, 2017

Tour brings you to some nice towns and gets you away from big city. Very nice. Busses do NOT run on time. We waited over 90 minutes in 1 town and busses come early and late. All over the place. Also it’s really a van most of the time. WiFi only works for about an hour and they kick you out. Nice time though

August 8, 2017

We had a very nice day taking the hop on hop off bus, we saw the Zaanse Schans, Visit the Cheese Farm Henri Willig and off course we stopt at Volendam! The bus ride was very relaxed and the staff very nice! Make sure your battery is full so you can see where the busses are! Thanks for a great day!

August 30, 2017

Very nice tour. However busses do not run on time and WiFi only works for about an hour. The bus Driver did not inform when we were in the different villages and we missed to visit some places that we really wanted to, as edam.

September 8, 2017

The area and towns covered by the tour are really magnificent. After visiting Broek in Waterland, Monnikendam and Volendam we took the ferry to Marken and had a lovely time in the town and countryside. The busses, however were unreliable, so much so that we did not have time to visit any further towns. Our drivers were not really up to it: neither were able to give us any information at all, and one did not stop to let passengers out at two places.
We had an extremely good response from management when we reported the difficulties, and are sure that they will be addressed. We strongly recommend the tour.

September 17, 2017

Really nice tour!
But the bus-transport didn’t meet our expectations! Unfortunately we spent a lot of time waiting for the bus and it was hard to estimate at which time it will arrive….

September 25, 2017

Great experience with hop on hop off holland. I would definitely recommend it if you want to visit Holland outside of Amsterdam.

April 11, 2018

amazing tour! we enjoyed it a lot ,above all the amazing village of Volendam

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