Why an Amsterdam Pass?

Oriane & Angel

There are so many things to do in Amsterdam, that it is worth thinking about buying a pass. Choosing a pass for Amsterdam requires knowing: the length of your stay in Amsterdam, your desired sightseeing, your transportation needs in Amsterdam. Amsterdam passes and cards give you the advantage of reserving in advance your visit slots for certain museums that are often full (Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, Tussauds, etc.). No unpleasant surprises, frustration, or long waits.

In short, Amsterdam passes (Amsterdam Pass, I Amsterdam Card) offer great savings in time and budget. Here is our guide, you can choose.

1st case : Arrival by plane + Rijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum

If you want to visit the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum and you arrive by plane in Amsterdam, the most suitable pass is: The Amsterdam Pass.
Indeed, you have :

  1. Skip the line tickets for museums Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh
  2. Train ticket from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Center
  3. A canal cruise in Amsterdam/li>
  4. This pass allows your children or teenagers to benefit from advantageous rates, which is not the case with other passes that apply the adult rate for everyone
  5. You can stay as long as you like in Amsterdam, the pass is valid for up to 1 year, which is not the case with the I Amsterdam Card which has a price per duration: from 1 day to 5 days.

You can book this pass directly below and receive it immediately by email.

Case 2: Many museums on the programme, need for public transport, visit over several days without children or teenagers

If you want to visit a lot of museums in Amsterdam, in addition to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh, and you are staying from 1 to 5 days and want to benefit from unlimited public transport, then the City Card I Amsterdam is for you.
With the City Card I Amsterdam you get :

  1. Admission to museums Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh
  2. Admission to over 40 other museums in Amsterdam
  3. A canal cruise in Amsterdam
  4. Unlimited free public transport (tram, metro, bus)
  5. Discounts on dozens of attractions
  6. This pass is extremely complete and advantageous, its price depends on its duration, from 1 day to 5 days.

List of museums with free admission with the City Card I Amsterdam

  • Allard Pierson Museum
  • Amsterdam Diamond Factory and Museum
  • Amsterdam Museum
  • Amsterdam Pipe Museum
  • ARTIS Royal Zoo
  • Cromhouthuis Biblical Museum
  • Cobra Museum Amstelveen
  • EYE Filmmuseum
  • Foam – Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
  • Geelvinck Piano Museum
  • Hermitage Amsterdam
  • Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age – Hermitage
  • Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage
  • National Holocaust Memorial – Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Hortus Botanicus – Botanical Garden
  • Huis Marseille – Museum for Photography
  • Klederdracht Museum – Dutch Costume Museum
  • ARTIS – Micropia
  • De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
  • Oude Kerk
  • Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder – Our Lord in the Attic
  • Multatuli Huis – Multatuli Museum
  • Portuguese Synagogue – Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Museum Het Rembrandthuis – Rembrandt House Museum
  • Het Scheepvaartmuseum – The National Maritime Museum
  • Museum Het Schip – Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Science Center NEMO
  • Stadsarchief Amsterdam – City Archives
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Tassenmuseum Hendrikje – Museum of Bags and Purses
  • Museum Tot Zover – Funeral Museumr
  • Tropenmuseum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Museum Van Loon
  • Verzetsmuseum – Dutch Resistance Museum
  • Museum Willet-Holthuysen
  • Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tours
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum
  • Het Grachtenhuis – Museum of the Canals
  • Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum
  • Woonbootmuseum – Houseboat Museum
  • A’DAM Lookout (entrance with I Amsterdam City Card until 6:00 PM)

25% discount - Attractions with the City Card I Amsterdam

  • The Amsterdam Dungeon
  • Amsterdam Icebar XtraCold (18+)
  • Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise
  • Heineken Experience (18+)
  • De Hollandsche Manege – Dutch Equestrian School Museum
  • House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+)
  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
  • Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets
  • Museumphoto
  • Body Worlds
  • Moco Museum
  • Outsider Art – Hermitage
  • Hop on Hop off Holland: Cheese, Windmills & Villages

Other activities available with the City Card I Amsterdam (free giveaway or discount)

In Haarlem:
Frans Hals Museum
Teylers Museum
Free Canal Cruise

In Volendam/Marken:
Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry)
Volendams Museum
In Enkhuizen:
Zuiderzee Museum
In Zaanse Schans:
Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience
Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery)
Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House
Tsar Peter House, Zaandam
Mill Museum
Zaan Time Museum
Dyestuff Mill
De Zoeker Oliemolen (Oil Mill)
De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill)

In Muiden:
Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot

In Naarden:
Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting
In Laren:
Singer Laren
In Lelystad:
Shopping Shuttle Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet
In Zaanse Schans:
Windmill Cruise
Free Ferry from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans

Free giveaway

In Amsterdam:

De Drie Fleschjes – Free shot of genever (18+)
Eetsalon Van Dobben – Free croquette roll
Holland Casino Amsterdam – Free entrance (18+)
Free canal cruise in Amsterdam
Blue Boat Company
Canal Company Canal Cruise
Gray Line The #1 Canal Cruise
Lovers Canal Cruises
Amsterdam Circle Line B.V.
25% discount – Music & Stage
Bimhuis – Jazz
Boom Chicago – English improv comedy theatre
Het Concertgebouw – The Concertgebouw
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ – Contemporary music
Nationale Opera & Ballet – Dutch National Opera & Ballet

25% discount – Transport & Rentals
Hop-on hop-off boat
Pedal boat
Bicycle rental & Bike Tours
Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself
25% discount – Food & Drink
Blue Amsterdam
De Koffieschenkerij – Coffee bar at the back of the Oude Kerk
The Pancake Bakery
Pancakes Amsterdam
Restaurant IJ-kantine
Restaurant-Café In de Waag
Restaurant Pasta e Basta
Restaurant Wagamama – Noodle restaurant
Bourgondisch Lifestyle Amsterdam
Reypenaer Proeflokaal – Cheese tasting

You can book this pass directly below and receive it immediately by email.

Options to the first two cases: you may need to complete your pass by booking other tickets in advance, here is our selection

Option 1: the GVB public transport pass

If you have taken option 1, The Amsterdam Pass you may need an additional pass for public transport.
Getting around Amsterdam means using the ferries, trams, metro and buses. Each trip costs €2.90. The GVB unlimited transport pass starts at €8.50 and pays for itself after the third trip, so it’s a great way to avoid stress and get around the city without worrying.

You can book this pass directly below and receive it immediately by email.

Option 2: the ticket from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam

If you took option 2, City Card I Amsterdam, You may need train tickets to get from Schiphol airport to the centre of Amsterdam.

The train is the fastest connection between the airport and the centre of Amsterdam. It leaves every 10 minutes and the journey time is only 10 to 15 minutes.
You will arrive at Amsterdam Central Station, right next to some of the city’s most popular hotels.
It is also the hub for taxis, metros, trams and buses from all over the city.

You can book this pass directly below and receive it immediately by email.

You can also buy museum tickets on our dedicated page!

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