Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: Valid for 24 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2544PRTAMSCANAL3
See the best of Amsterdam while you’re in port with a day pass for the city’s hop-on hop-off canal tour, which includes skip-the-line access to one of Amsterdam's top attractions -- the Van Gogh Museum! The perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Amsterdam, the hop-on hop-off day pass allows you to travel around the city on a comfortable sightseeing boat, known as a ‘canal bus.’ Stop at Amsterdam’s top attractions like the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House and explore the city at your own pace. Then, jump the long queues at the Van Gogh Museum, always high on the 'must-do list' for visitors to Amsterdam. See the world's largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, including such famous works as “Sunflowers".
In Amsterdam, canals are like roads, ferrying locals and visitors around the city. Instead of the sightseeing buses you’d find somewhere else, sightseeing boats are a unique way to tour Amsterdam while you’re in port. On this convenient shore excursion, set your own itinerary with a hop-on hop-off canal bus tour. Hop on and off as often as you like at 19 canal stops located near Amsterdam's major museums, attractions and shopping centers. The pass is valid for one day, and the onboard commentary provides interesting information about Amsterdam.

Included with your day pass is a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Van Gogh Museum! Jump the long queues so you can go straight inside the museum to admire the artwork. The museum contains the world's largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, including such famous works as Sunflowers and several self-portraits. The museum's comprehensive collection of Van Gogh's work allows you to track the artist’s creative development, and compare his paintings to works by his 19th-century contemporaries like Gauguin and Monet.

See the Itinerary section below for a list of hop-on hop-off canal bus stops.

This excursion is located within a 15-minute walk to the Amsterdam cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Amsterdam. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
At any of the canal bus hop-on hop-off stops
Departure Time:
Van Gogh Museum
Daily 9am - 5pm, Fridays open until 10pm

Canals boats run at the following frequencies on 4 different lines:
Red Line:

10:10am - 6:20pm: once an hour, daily
10:15am - 6:45pm: once an hour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; daily from July 5 – September 1
Blue Line:

9:40am - 4:45pm: once an hour, daily
10am - 5:45pm: once an hour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; daily from July 5 – September 1
Orange Line:

10:30am - 6:20pm: once every 30 minutes, daily
10am - 6:20pm: once every 30 minutes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; daily from July 5 – September 1
Green line:
9:30am - 6:30pm: once an hour, daily
9:20am - 6:45pm: once an hour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; daily from July 5 – September 1
Return Details:
You may disembark at any of the available stops

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

Amsterdam Shore Ex

Inclusions:
  • Canal bus hop-on hop-off day pass (unlimited use)
  • Commentary on board canal bus
  • Admission ticket to Van Gogh Museum
Exclusions:
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Itinerary:
Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Green Line):
  • Central Station West
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rijksmuseum / Van Gogh Museum
  • Leidseplein
  • Heritage Museums
  • City Hall
  • Rembrandt House
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Central Station East

Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Red Line):

  • Central Station East
  • Nemo
  • City Hall
  • Hermitage
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Rijksmuseum / Van Gogh Museum
  • Leidseplein
  • Amsterdam Museum / The Museum of the Amsterdam Canals
  • Central Station West

Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Blue Line):

  • Central Station West
  • Passenger terminal
  • Maritime Museum / Artis Zoo
  • Dapper Market
  • Tropen Museum
  • City Hall
  • Passenger Terminal
  • Eye Film Institute
  • Central Station West

Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Stops (Orange Line):

  • Rembrandt Plein
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rembrandt Plein
Voucher Info:
You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Linda, June 2013

Nice boat tour, didn't go to the museum

Reviewed by: susan g, June 2012

so simple - handed over voucher for canals which was excellent and the van gogh voucher could be used next day which was great as canal network quite extensive. queues at museum were enormous on sunday so fantastic for us.

From $47.43

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Tour code: 2544PRTAMSCANAL3