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Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 24 or 48 hour pass (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2544CANAL01

Getting around Amsterdam is a breeze with a hop-on hop-off Canal Bus Day Pass. The boats operate a regular service along Amsterdam's canals, following tour routes: the Green Line, Red Line and Orange Line. While you cruise, an on-board commentary provides interesting information about Amsterdam.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
You have the choice of a 24 hour or a 48 hour pass. Hop-on or off as often as you like at 19 stops located near Amsterdam's major museums, attractions and shopping centers.

Do you want to skip the long lines at Heineken Experience or Van Gogh Museum?

Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off offers optional upgrades to include skip the line access to the Heineken Experience or Van Gogh Museum. Go to the front of the queue at these top-selling Amsterdam museums without having to wait in line.

In addition to the city’s buildings and canals, Amsterdam has been an important center for European arts since the 17th century, and its museums are among the best in the world. In the Van Gogh Museum, you’ll find the largest collection of the artist’s paintings. And the Heineken Experience is an interactive tour of the city’s most well-known brewery. You’ll even be able to brew your own beer!

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Green and blue lines start from Central Station West, the red line starts from Central Station East, and the orange line from Rembrandt Plein. You can also hop on and off at any of the other 19 canal stops.
Departure Time:
Canals boats run at the following approximate frequencies on 3 different lines:

Green line:

9:30am - 6:30pm: Monday to Thursday
9:45am - 7:00pm: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Red Line:

10:20am - 6:30pm: Monday to Thursday
10:20am - 7:10pm: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Orange Line:
10:10am - 6:40pm: Daily

Valid from the time you exchange your voucher, for the consecutive days selected.

24 or 48 hour pass
Return Details:
You may disembark the Canal Bus at any of the 19 stops throughout the city

Pricing information

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24-Hour Pass
Code: 24HOUR

Unlimited use on Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Valid for 24 hours.

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48-Hour Pass
Code: 48hour

Unlimited use on Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Valid for 48 hours.

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24-Hour Pass + Van Gogh

Unlimited use on Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Valid for 24 hours. Plus fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum.

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24-Hour Pass + Heineken

Unlimited use on Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Valid for 24 hours. Plus fast-track admission to the Heineken Experience.

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Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-on Hop-off Pass
  • Entrance ticket to Van Gogh Museum or Heineken Experience (if option selected)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet facilities available on board
  • Free Wi-Fi is available to use at the Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein piers
Voucher Info:
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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: Michael S, October 2015

Only problem was that the boat we were on stopped and said that the next boat should be here in ten minutes and this boat didn't leave for one half hour. That next boat never arrive and me and 8-10 other people waited 1/2 hour until the boat we were on left again

Reviewed by: john s, October 2015

Best way to enjoy all the highlights. Managed to get on 2 out of 3 lines and enjoyed Anne Frank's house. Pick up point for red line from Anne Frank's moved and we missed it. Otherwise Captain in green line was very helpful and friendly.

From GBP17.89

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Tour code: 2544CANAL01