Frequently Asked Questions

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GENERAL

The ‘Hop On Hop Off’ formula which characterizes our City Sightseeing bus/boat tours, allows passengers to get on and off the bus/boat at their leisure, whenever and wherever they want, at any stop along the route, as long as the ticket is valid

You can hop on at any of the scheduled stops along the bus/boat route.

-Bus Line: from 9:15-18:00 h -Green Boat Line: from 10:05-18:00 h -Blue Boat Line: 10:15-17:15 h (please note the times change every season)

Yes, we will provide you with earphones which you can plug into the GPS audio guide and choose between 18 different languages. The audio is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Turkish, Polish, Thai, Indonesian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew.

Buses are not allowed to have open rooftops because of all the tram lines around the city . Boats may open their rooftops if the weather allows it

Yes indeed. The 3 lines of our sightseeing are all different but complementary, they will give you a complete view of Amsterdam. Some points of interest may not be directly at the stop, but walking distance.

Yes, Wi-Fi is available on all our buses and boats

TICKETS

You can buy the tickets right here on our website.

-24 hrs Bus or Boat only -48 hrs Bus or Boat only -24 hrs Bus + Boat Combination -48 hrs Bus + Boat Combination

Tickets are valid for 24 hours or 48 hours, depending on the ticket you bought. That means, if you use your ticket today at 15.00 it will be valid until the same time tomorrow, at 15.00. Please keep in mind, that our buses/boats are not running during the night.

You may redeem your online tickets at any of our stops inside the bus/boat

Yes, this is no problem. We will print out a paper ticket for you.

No, it doesn’t. However, we do offer discounted tickets for attractions like Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds, Ice Bar, etc, and museums like Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Click here for more information.

Yes, it is possible. But it is easier to buy your tickets online before you go.

Unfortunately, we do not offer these kind of tickets.

ROUTE

We have 21 different stops divided into 3 lines: -Red Bus line with 11 stops -Green Boat line with 6 stops -Blue Boat line with 4 stops (please note the stops and routes change every season)

Yes, all the routes are a bit different and they offer different sights and stops

-Look out for the City Sightseeing name placed on all our red buses/boats -We will provide you with a map including all the stops -We also encourage all our passengers to download our free app, available for all smartphones *Due to regulations of the City Council we are not allowed to put up signs at the bus/boat stop

-Red Bus Line: approx. every 15-20 minutes -Green Boat Line: approx. every 20-25 minutes -Blue Boat Line: approx. every 20-25 minutes

-Up to date departure times -Exact location of stops -Real time view of both, buses and boats (only when online) -Information on museums, attractions and other points of interest -Free GPS-guided walking tours in English, Spanish and German

-Yes, it is the same everyday Mon-Sun. *Routes may vary because of road constructions, delays and events.

- No, a 24-hrs ticket is valid for an entire day and a 48-hrs ticket for two consecutive days – until the last departure. This means you can hop on and hop off as many times as you'd like at no additional cost.

-Bus Red Line: approx. 90 minutes -Green Boat Line: approx. 100 minutes -Blue Boat Line: approx. 60 minutes

You may switch routes as long as you have a Boat, or Bus + Boat ticket. Please check the map with the designated stops.

ACCESSIBILITY

There will not be another bus/boat at the same departure time. Our buses/boats run frequently, so on busy days, if they are full, you may have to wait for the next one.

Our seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis. We do increase our departures during peak season to accommodate increased interest, but unfortunately seating cannot be guaranteed for any specific departure or pick up location.

Most buses have an easy access for disabled people and/or passengers with reduced mobility. Our boats are accessible to disabled people when they can walk the two steps in and out of the boat.

Preferably, it is best to leave them behind. But if you want to bring them, they are allowed on the bus only and with the exception that they need to be folded.

No, unless it's a guide dog. Many of the stops where you'll be hopping off don't allow any animals, but will make provision for a guide dog.

We collect lost items in iLost. To see if your item was found go to: https://ilost.co/nl/org/rederij-lovers?location=986

In case you have another question?
Please contact us via telephone or email address.

  • See all the best highlights in Amsterdam
  • Ticket valid for 24/48 h.
  • GPS Audio Guide in 18 languages
  • Panoramic roof for the best view
  • Free WiFi available on all buses and boats
  • Free Mobile app available
  • Free City map included
  • Discount tickets for museums and attractions available

WHY USE CITY SIGHTSEEING AMSTERDAM?

City Sightseeing Amsterdam will save you time and money during your stay in Amsterdam. Choose between a 24- or a 48 hour ticket and see all the best highlights in Amsterdam. You can hop on and off the buses and boats at every stop. The GPS audio guide on board is available in 18 languages and free Wi-Fi is included on all buses and boats. Download the free app and get a live view of what the routes of the buses and boats are, so you can reduce waiting times to a minimum. Get your tickets now and enjoy your holidays in Amsterdam to the fullest!

Please note: the busses and boats don't depart on April 27th due to King's Day

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