Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum + the countryside of The Netherlands
This tour invites you into a world of beauty and creativity. Admire some of the greatest works of art in history at the renowned Rijksmuseum and explore the stunning countryside of The Netherlands on our Hop On Hop Off bustour.
See the wonderful landscape with your own eyes as you hop on the comfortable bus that will take you within 15 minutes to the countryside just north of Amsterdam. The tour includes six stops which all promise a unique sight into Dutch history and tradition. As each stop provides its own special slice of culture, this tour has the perfect variety as you explore the Dutch countryside. You can hop-off as often as you wish and enjoy self-guided walking tours with an audio guide or just walk around and admire the typical historical villages. En route, enjoy amazing country views away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
There are buses every 45 minutes from each stop which provides the perfect amount of freedom to enjoy your favorite area at your own leisure! Spending as much or as little time at each stop gives you flexibility that cannot be found elsewhere. When planning your trip to Holland, be sure not to miss this gem of a tour which is suitable for all!
Pick up your Rijksmuseum ticket before your visit, at This is Holland (also the start and return location of the Hop on Hop off bustour)! Avoid the long queues in the museum and head directly to see the masterpieces of Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. The national museum has been renovated, yet the Gothic and Renaissance style is still visible throughout this unique building. The Rijksmuseum offers an extensive collection of artwork, crafts and historical pieces dating back from the year 1200 to the present, including masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Milkmaid and Rembrandt’s Night Watch. Absorb the culture and see one-of-a kind artwork. Eight thousand objects are on display in 80 galleries, with a variety of exhibits that are sure to impress.
The ticket for the Hop on Hop Off is valid from 29 March – 30 September 2018. The ticket for the Rijksmuseum remains valid for a year after purchase. The ticket for the Rijksmuseum must be picked up at the A’DAM Lookout (starting point of the Hop on Hop off Keukenhof) prior to your visit .
|LOCATION||Departure Point: THIS IS HOLLAND, Overhoeksplein, 51, Amsterdam|
Check-in desk is located on the ground floor of THIS IS HOLLAND open from 9:00 – 15:00.
You will find the Rijksmuseum at the Museumstraat 1 in Amsterdam.
|HOURS OF OPERATION||Tour available: From 5 October 2018 till 29 March 2019. Every Friday till Monday.|
Tour available: From 30 March 2019 till 30 September 2019. Every day.
RIJKSMUSEUM opens daily from 09:00 – 17:00
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Meeting/ starting point: THIS IS HOLLAND, situated opposite Amsterdam Central Station along the IJ River. Please take the free ferry from Central Station to the opposite side, direction: ‘Buikslotermeer’. This is only a 3 minute boat trip. From here it is just a 2 minute walk to THIS IS HOLLAND.|
From Amsterdam Central Station you can reach the Rijksmuseum with tram 2 and 5 (stop: Rijksmuseum).
|TICKET TYPE||Printed ticket and Smartphone accepted|
There are no participant restrictions. This tour is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied
by an adult.
Additional information for the Rijksmuseum:
The audiotour is accessible through the free Rijksmuseum app or you can get it at the museum itself. Earphones can be purchased in the museum. The audiotour is available in: English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Russian.
- Wheelchair accessible
- All floors accessible with elevators
- Enter at the ‘People with tickets’ entrance and show the voucher in your email (on your smartphone)
- Cloakroom is free of charge
- Children up to 18 years old are free of charge
Additional information for the Hop On Hop Off Zaanse Schans, Edam en Volendam.
Free guided tour at Henri Willig Cheese Farm (2nd stop):
The Cheese Farm “Jacobshoeve” provides a unique opportunity to witness the process of cheese making as well as experience a free guided tour of the farm. Holland is famous for its cheese and this family business started making cheese over 40 years ago! Step into the world of tradition and take
part in the cheese-making process during this tour.
Please redeem your voucher at the check-in desk that is located on the ground floor of THIS IS HOLLAND. Here you will receive your Hop on Hop off Cheese, Windmills & Dutch Villages day ticket. Kindly hold onto your ticket carefully, as you will need to show your ticket each time you enter the bus.
- Get up close to 800 years of Dutch art and history with 8,000 objects across 80 galleries – including renowned masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, plus fantastic temporary exhibitions
- The Rijksmuseum, the most-visited museum of the Netherlands, can have lengthy ticket lines. Our skip the line tickets get you priority access
Hop On Hop Off Cheese, Windmills & Dutch Villages:
• 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