Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

Combine fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum with a 24- or 48-hour Canal Bus hop-on hop-off pass, and you've got the best of Amsterdam covered. Explore the extensive collection of famous works such as ‘Sunflowers’ at the Van Gogh Museum, and see major landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House as you cruise Amsterdam’s scenic waterways with your hop-on hop-off Canal Bus day pass. Get off at any of 19 stops to explore further.

What You Can Expect

Make use of Amsterdam's extensive Canal Bus system to explore the vibrant city
Make use of Amsterdam's extensive Canal Bus system to explore the vibrant city

With the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the world -- including such famous works as Sunflowers, The Bedroom and several self-portraits -- the Van Gogh Museum is a must-do for visitors to Amsterdam. The museum allows you to track Van Gogh's creative development and compare his paintings to works by his 19th-century contemporaries.

Reach other major sights in Amsterdam with your hop-on hop-off Canal Bus pass. Cruise Amsterdam’s historic canals, listening to onboard commentary available in six different languages. Hop on and off as often as you like at any of 19 stops located near top Amsterdam attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Albert Cuyp Market. Your pass is valid for 24 hours or 48 hours, allowing you to sightsee at your own pace.

The boats operate a regular service along four routes: the Green Line, Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line.

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

Days of Service

Daily

Meeting 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

Details

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees to the Van Gogh Museum
  • Unlimited use of the Canal Bus for 24 or 48 hours

Exclusions

  • Van Gogh Museum audio guide (5 euros)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Voucher Information

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.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Noord-Holland

Duration:

Valid for 24 or 48 hours

Return Details

You may disembark the Canal Bus at any of the 19 stops throughout the city

Policy:

Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

Tour
Code:24HOURVAN
Unlimited use on Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Valid for 24 hours. Plus fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum From
$ 50.52
Tour
Code:ENVG48
Unlimited use on Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Valid for 48 hours. Plus fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum From
$ 62.56

Customer Reviews

Deborah H D

July 2015

Really needed the skip the line museum ticket and the canal boat was a great way to see the city.

DAVID C

July 2015

A must do in Amsterdam.

Antonio M N

July 2015

The best value for paid price!!! This trip was the best way to get another perspective of Amsterdam. Boats met the indicated schedules. The three lines cover almost all Amsterdam areas.

Carmen D

July 2015

Awesome!!

Kath

June 2015

excellent

MaryAnn T

June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Angela C

April 2015

Wonderful family pass. Van Gogh Museum is a must see. The canal bus is very easy to find. Many routes to take you anywhere in Amsterdam. I would recommend buying a time slot ticket for the Van Gogh Museum as the line is outrageously long even if you prebook a ticket. If not plan to wait in line for about 30-45 minutes.

Roberta S

January 2015

The line waiting to buy tickets was very long,but we just sailed right in. Saved us a lot of time,it was great.

Sunflower

November 2014

The Van Gogh museum has such an amazing collection of works. Wonderful paintings.
The canal pass was useful though the timetable is limited.

Cristiana C

October 2014

It was a very good idea to book this tour, because we saved time at Van Gogh museum line. My advice for the tourists who want to buy this trip is to print the vouchers twice - because you get the entrance ticket to both attractions in exchange of the printed voucher (we didn't know and had to make a trip to the hotel for a second print). Van Gogh museum is absolutely fabulous, it definitely worths a visit (or more!). The boat tour is also very beautiful, but you depend too much on the weather and we had plenty of rain on the seond day. But it was a very nice tour of the city even so! So I highly recommend this tour. I love Amsterdam.

Arnold T

October 2014

Hop on hop off canal tour is a great way to see Amsterdam. You would miss most of the city if you didn't use a boat. Quiet, relaxing, the only way to go. Not having to wait at the Van Gogh saves an hour in line. That alone was worth the ticket price.

jane7711

October 2014

We had a great time on the hop on hop off canal boat and went to the Van Gogh museum which although busy was well worth seeing. It was great having the ticket in advance as saved a lot of queuing.

Skye LBC

October 2014

Great museum and the Canal Bus allowed us to see the entire area. Very worth the purchase.

Hyun S K

October 2014

Amazing experience at Amsterdam. Endless green, green pastures with cow, sheep and horses. Beautiful city and boat houses on the water, very convenient transportation (train and bus). Above all, every one we met they are so kind and friendly. Everybody speak in English. We had a good experience to have Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Day bus pass (tour) around city and Van Gogh Musuem. I recommend one restaurant in Volendan, "Smit Bokkum". I give FIVE STARS / Highly Recommended Amsterdam trip.
John Kim from Chicago
We would like to visit again someday.

kathryn m

September 2014

it was great.

Jocelyn E

September 2014

Amsterdam was awesome! Would love to come back and take the canal bus hop on hop off again! Very convenient! Line to Van Gogh Museum was long so the skip the line pass was perfect! Thanks Viator!

Debharwell

September 2014

It took us 10 minutes to get thru the door...others were waiting for more than an hour....worth the money for what you saved in time...would do it this way again. Loved the museum

Chris B

September 2014

This tour was amazing!

Chris B

September 2014

This tour was amazing!

Chris B

September 2014

Amazing

Chris B

September 2014

This tour was amazing!

Siddharth C

August 2014

Easy to exchange the voucher for tickets. The museum was great. The Hop on Hop On was great.

Colin C

August 2014

Four of us found this trip easy to get around Amsterdam and see the main sights. There was a small queue for th e fast track to Van Gogh but we thoroughLy enjoyed the visit and even better we gained faster entry. Don't have to choose a specific time this way for Van Gogh. Worth booking on viator.
Great with a canal ride which was much more fun than sitting on an ordinary bus. Like that you can book the trip and prepay before you leave home, so know how much you have to pay.
Easy to present the printed vouchers for tickets too.

Jodie H

August 2014

This was very slow to get around. If you have the time great but we didn't. I would have taken a traditional HOHO next time