Hop-on, Hop-off Amsterdam

This post lists some of the hop-on, hop-off canal boat and bus tours available in Amsterdam and includes prices, schedules and analysis of reviews. Hop-on, hop-off tours – whether bus or boat – are a great way to see the most number of sights in a short amount of time.  All boat and bus tour routes stop at many major attractions you are likely to want to visit.  They are convenient because you do not have to fuss with buying transport tickets as you move from destination to destination.  Whether on a boat tour, bus tour or a combo tour,  you have the flexibility and freedom to hop on and off as often as you like and at any of the stops along the route. If you prefer to enjoy the scenery, no need to hop off! Just sit back and relax! 

In addition, some Hop-on, Hop-off tours combine boat and bus tours. You can also find boat tours that are bundled with attractions like the Heineken Experience or the Rijksmuseum. There is also a Hop-on, Hop-off  boat tours packaged with a Amsterdam transportation pass.  The packages are a great way to save money and simplify your travel around the city.

Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours

Hop-on, Hop-off Boat Tours + One Attraction

Amsterdam’s Best Bike Tours

Hop-on, Hop-off Boat Tours

Hop-on, Hop-off Bus/Boat Combo Tours

Hop-on, Hop-off Boat Tours + Transport Pass


TIP:   For extra savings on tours and attractions, you might want to consider purchasing one of the excellent tourist discount cards available. To find all details on the cards offered and an analysis of which card is best for you, check out our post on  Amsterdam Tourist Passes and Cards.

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Stromma NL Boat Tours

Stromma hop-on, hop-off boat tours sell one day tickets, consecutive 24-hours tickets, and consecutive 48-hours tickets. Whichever you choose, you get the same services including an audio guide available in six languages (English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Italian). There are two routes, the blue route and the orange route. The routes cover different canals but do have overlapping stops so that you can switch from one route to the other if you wish to do so.


Which Amsterdam Tourist Pass or Card is Best?

This post compares the four Amsterdam discount tourist cards available. We include an analysis of reviews, prices, what is included in each card/pass and the pros and cons of each pass.  Buying a tourist pass can save you a great deal of money if you buy the right pass to match your interests. The passes included in this post have exclusive savings and easy access to many of the most popular destinations in Amsterdam. Whether you’re looking to save on transit, entrance fees or a combination of the two, these passes and discount cards offer a cost-effective plan for your trip to Amsterdam.   

Holland Pass

I Amsterdam city card

Amsterdam City Pass




TIP: If you are thinking about taking a Hop-on, Hop-off Bus or Boat tour, read our post Hop-on, Hop-off Amsterdam,  comparing the many different tours to choose from,


Best Amsterdam Bike Tours

This is a comparison of the various bike tour companies available in Amsterdam. The Netherlands is an excellent country to cycle in thanks well marked bike paths and very few hills! Thus, unsurprisingly, there are many different companies offering bike tours of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside. We’ve broken down all of the different types of tours by category and then compared them by quality and price, so that you can find what’s right for you!

Bike Rentals

Deals and Discounts

Know Before You Go

Guided City Bike Tours

Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tours


  • Be sure to inquire about a helmet as some companies will not automatically supply you with one. 
  • Don’t worry if you’re not used to biking in a city. Your guide will help familiarize you with the rules of the road, so you’ll be left feeling comfortable and confident in no time! However, if you’re worried about city riding, consider taking a bike tour on a day-trip outside of Amsterdam.
  • Remember that Amsterdam is a FULL of cyclists, so make sure you yield to locals who are using their bike to commute to work.
  • Thankfully, the large number of cyclists means that there are also a lot of clearly marked bike lanes. Stay within these lanes and follow basic traffic safety laws to avoid an unnecessary collision.


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