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Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat options

1. Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat options

Climb aboard a bus or boat to see the city of Amsterdam on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the freedom to hop on and off either one whenever you see a stop you’d like to visit. Choose ticket options, for one or both bus and boat. Board at one of the 10 stops for the bus, located throughout the city center. Turn on your audioguide and choose from 16 different languages to learn about the city and its sights as you pass by. Then, hop off at Gassan Diamonds for a complimentary tour of the jewelry store. Next, try the canal boat for a different experience from the water. Enjoy easy access to the canal stops with boarding spots next to the bus stops, so you can easily get from land to water. Glide along the UNESCO world-heritage canal of over 100 KM of waterways.  Then, take in three of the most famous canals in Amsterdam: Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, and Herengracht. Pass alongside the houses that border the canals, and learn about the history of these mansions that once belonged to wealthy spice merchants.

Zaanstreek Bus Day Ticket to Zaanse Schans & Zaanstreek

2. Zaanstreek Bus Day Ticket to Zaanse Schans & Zaanstreek

Go to the bus platform of Amsterdam Central Station and get on the red/grey public transport bus 391. Show your ticket to the bus driver, then take a seat and make yourself comfortable. Enjoy the beautiful city of Amsterdam before you go under the IJ-tunnel. Once you leave Amsterdam, you'll be surrounded by stunning landscapes as you soon enter the city of Zaandam. Either choose to depart there, or remain on the bus and go directly to de Zaanse Schans, one of the highlights of the Dutch history. De Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. Be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the various windmills. Bus 391 runs every 15 minutes in both directions. The express line 891 runs every 30 minutes and will take you directly from Amsterdam Central Station to the Zaanse Schans (within 20 minutes). This express service runs during the summer period and some school holidays. For children 4-11 years you can buy a Kids Day ticket for only 1 euro from the busdriver. Under the age of 4, children travel for free.

Amsterdam: 30 Historic Tram Ride on Lijn 30 to Amstelveen

3. Amsterdam: 30 Historic Tram Ride on Lijn 30 to Amstelveen

Immerse yourself in old-timey nostalgia with this ticket for the Lijn 30 tram from Haarlemmermeerstation in Amsterdam to Amstelveen. Hear the conductors blow the whistle and ring the bell. Have the conductor punch your ticket with this authentic experience.  Hop aboard the historic Lijn 30 tram at the Electric Tram Museum Amsterdam. Step back in time as you board a tram that has been restored and maintained to retain the utmost authenticity. Get your ticket punched and begin your journey. Listen as stops are called out and decide if you would like to get off the tram or not. Stop at the Olympic Stadion, Amsterdam Forest, lake Bosbaan, the Heemtuinen wildlife garden, and the redbrick buildings in the Old Village in Amstelveen. Immerse yourself in the past as the conductors blow the whistle or ring the bell to signal the driver they're ready for departure. View how crossings are secured with red flags. At the terminal station see how the tram is prepared for the return journey.

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4.1 / 5

based on 2,215 reviews

This tour was excellent value for money and the ability to hop on hop off is great. The buses are very regular so you don’t have to wait long to get on one again after you have stopped to do an experience. Very knowledgeable tour guides, very friendly and polite, this is well worth doing when you visit Amsterdam.

We were only here for a day trip. Great way to get an overall tour of the city then hop on/off to those sites you want to visit when you are limited on time. Thank you!

Bus on time took about 45 minutes to the destination. Regular buses on return route.

Very practical bus, nice and friendly staff! I recommend

Great experience at a good price, very nice staff!