Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Apr. 12, 2013
Jun. 30, 2012
Document And Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001424812    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2012    
Amendment Flag true    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Is Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer? No    
Is Entity a Voluntary Filer? No    
Is Entity's Reporting Status Current? Yes    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,184,900
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   384,003,149  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Amendment Description The Amendment is being filed to submit the completed Exhibit 101 XBRL report.