when traveling long distances, lay-overs can be an incredibly tedious affair. but when in transit at amsterdam's schiphol airport there's an opportunity to embark on a time-killing fun adventure. the floating dutchman is a new service that takes you straight from the terminal to downtown amsterdam for a sightseeing tour, using a hybrid amphibious bus. next to passing by all the must-see sights, a cruise through the city's scenic canals is obviously included. the fully certified bus seats 48 passengers, and departs daily at 9am, 12am and 3pm. tickets can be booked online in advance.