Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop On Hop Off Day Pass and Heineken Experience submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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The canal bus hop on off could have been great in the right scenario; however, for us it left a little something to be desired. We only had one day in the city to get around to do our tourist stuff (on a layover back home). So the slower pace of the boat tour didn't end up fitting into our plans due to the slower nature of the boats. Had we had a few more days and been able to spend ample time on the boats viewing the architecture, that would have been ideal.
Heineken tour was awesome!Reviewed by: Spank, USA, November 2013
I bought the 24 hours day pass and it was a waste of money. You need a good 3-4 hours at Heineken And while there's four different lines on the hop on hop off bus, bear in mind that each only runs 30 mins to 1 hour per stop, so if you miss it, it's some time wasted. If you only have one day, then buy the Heineken ticket through other means (do it in advance to avoid lines). If you have two days, this is a good option. Spend a good half day at Heinken and the other day just on the bus tour (it has audio guides on board) and appreciate the canal round in Amsterdam. Keep in mind, the transport in Amsterdam is rididucously convenient, you could easily buy a day pass (or more) and hop on and off the tram to browse around the city. Obviously, canal bus will give you a different view of the city.Reviewed by: Syyl, Hong Kong, November 2013
Heineken experience is five stars, I didn't utilise the canal pass that much, so that wasn't for me. Best to do heineken on it's own. However I'm not the one to judge canal pass.Reviewed by: EM, November 2013
Good tour, canal boats were not running because of stormy weather so we walked. Been to many brewery tour and this one was good but not great.Reviewed by: Michael D, November 2013
The Hop On Hop Off was inconvenient because it only ran every few hours or so and it was hard to manage in with our schedule. The Heineken Experience was fun and we really enjoyed that!Reviewed by: Haley C, February 2014