Amsterdam Tourist Guide: Hop On / Hop Off Tours
As any visitor to a major city will know, finding the time to see everything can be a real challenge. Whilst Amsterdam may not be the largest city in the world, it certainly has an incredible amount of major landmarks, sights and attractions. By purchasing a “Hop On Hop Off” ticket from one of the many sightseeing companies, you can be sure of hitting all of the city’s highlights in comfort and at your convenience.
City Sightseeing Amsterdam
Once you have chosen between a 24- or 48-hour ticket, with City Sightseeing Amsterdam you have the freedom to traverse the city as you wish. They have a number of bus and boat routes, which run approximately every 20-25 minutes, taking you past all of Amsterdam’s main attractions. With your ticket, you can hop on and hop off as often as you wish and at any stop along the way. By offering free Wi-Fi, a mobile app, a city map and multilingual GPS audio guides in 18 languages, you can easily discover Amsterdam’s most famous and beautiful sights as you pass.
Get to know the city
The City Sightseeing buses and boats pass all the major attractions, museums and must see areas of Amsterdam, giving you the best possible overview of the city. It is a wonderful way to familiarise yourself with a new destination, before setting off to discover it on foot later. Or, if you are just passing through, it is a superb way to make the most of your limited time in Amsterdam.
As well as granting you the convenience of being chauffeured around town, it also provides you with a flexible way to travel. You can choose your own route, create your own itinerary for the day, and save a fortune on public transport costs, which in The Netherlands can be quite expensive if you don’t have a travel card (an OV kaart).
Panorama by road or by water
Not only does City Sightseeing Amsterdam have a fleet of spacious buses, with panoramic upper decks, with your ticket you can also take in the sights from the water on the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off boat route. With its intriguing network of charming canals, and major attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, Artis Royal Zoo and the Anne Frank House being situated near the canal stops, Amsterdam is the perfect city to explore by water.
Discounts on museums and attractions
Each stop on a City Sightseeing Amsterdam route is situated near numerous sightseeing hotspots. Along with your Hop On Hop Off tickets, you can purchase discounted combination tickets to gain fast-track entry to many museums and attractions across the city. This is a marvellous, cost-effective way to discover Amsterdam’s cultural highlights in your own time. With the free city map, you can always find your way back to a Hop On Hop Off stop to continue your adventure.
Alternative sightseeing tours
- 360 Amsterdam Tours – Offering walking tours, bike tours and museum visits, this tour operator specialises in small groups and private tours, all from local guides.
- Amsterdam Food Tours – This tour group offers a unique experience for foodies. Touring the historical sights, food-lovers will be introduced to the best local food along with the people behind the iconic dishes.
- Amsterdam Canal Cruises – This tour operator offers a wonderful way to experience Amsterdam. As a city intersected with near-endless canals, it makes perfect sense to check out the city this way.
- Amsterdam Red Light District Tours – Licenced guides will take you on a tour of this unique area of Amsterdam. Learn about Dutch culture, legal prostitution, Amsterdam’s history and coffeeshops with this entertaining and informative tour.