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“Hop on, hop off service beats other canal cruises”
Review of Hop On Hop Off

Hop On Hop Off
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The ideal transport along the canals, passing all the highlights of Amsterdam. You can hop on and off at the many stops whenever you wish and create your own sightseeing tour in Amsterdam.
Reviewed March 24, 2013

For roughly the same price as a 1 hour canal cruise, you can buy a day ticket or 24 hour pass for the 'canal bus' which operates on three different routes stopping at 18 different popular locations. There is a multi-lingual commentary through-out and the captains are very friendly and helpful. We spent pretty much a entire day using their service and its great for either going to specific attractions you want to visit or to just relax and enjoy the sights from the canals.

We personally went for a 1 day pass at 20 Euros each rather than a 24 hour pass for 22 Euros as they only operate between 10am and about 6pm although you should check their website as times and prices may change according to the season (we went in March).

As a side note, our hotel suggested we avoid a dinner cruise on any of the other canal boats. Apparently the food is like 'airline food' and they are very, very expensive. Go for the canal boat - you won't regret it especially if you intend to visit a number of attractions along the way.

4  Thank Stuart A
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

dinner on the canal in amstredam was excellant food wine beer plus go waiters and waitresses plus doing it at night gives you a fantastic way of seeing the city lit up at night and in a different way light up your life for the evening good craic and excellant service

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Why the best? the most flexible ( 3 routes) number of stops around the city making it easy to visit all the sights and relax in between, special winter deal fo 20 euro day ticket per person - just do it!

Thank Nick S
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Go for the "canal bus company" hop on hop off service they have 3 different routes around the city and you can do all sorts of combinations round all the main sights and integrate it with walking which is the best way of all to see amsterdam, though a rest on a boat is great and gives you a different perspective. Done it previously on open topped boats in the summer and just done it in heated glass topped boats in sub-zero conditions.
I'd recommend a 24 hour ticket as good value over a day ticket €2 extra to travel on 2 different days though only €6 extra for 48 hours. There is a nice low key commentary in the background which is fairly easy to tune out if you have travelled a section previously, though gives you a comfortable reassurance of your location if you are already used to it

Thank xorg
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

There are a number of different companies that provide this type of service in Amsterdam but I can not recall that I saw any competitor with more boats or a better route system on the canals. I am sure that all do a good job but I really like that this company which had a great business model with the hop on hop off deal literally everywhere. As most everybody will tell you and we can now attest that to gett a handle on Amsterdam is best done first using the canals. We found this company to be great at this and I can recommend them and will use them again. We found the "captains" good tour guides and most had great sense of humors. With the exception of one stop the boats were right on time and it was easy to plan attraction visits to the scheduled stops. Also the company have got stops close to just about every attraction in Amsterdam and if you don't want to take the boat anymore you can easily walk or take a train. All neat the canal stops. Great option. We bought the 24 hour pass but if we were staying longer would have bought the 48.

Thank Robert B
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