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Which Amsterdam Tourist pass is Best / Amsterdam Card Worth It ?

Overview of Amsterdam Tourist Discount Cards

Make the most of your visit to Amsterdam with an attraction discount pass. There are many great attractions in the city and most visitors want to see at least some of these during their visit. There are 3 main attraction cards that offer free or discounted entry – we summarize these below. These are not cheap (starting at Euro 38.5) but offer good savings if you plan to use what is included.

The best plan is to work out what you want to see, then choose a pass based on this. They all have different offers – the Holland Card for example includes the popular Rijksmuseum and the I Amsterdam card included the Anne Frank Museum. Also consider your travel plans. Only 1 of these cards includes city transport (but we have includes the Amsterdam Travel Ticket as well to cover this), and the Holland Card offers good savings for travel around the country.

Compare Holland Card Vs I Amsterdam City Card

iAmsterdam City card

Amsterdam City Pass

Holland card

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

iAmsterdam City card
Amsterdam City Pass
Holland card
Amsterdam Travel Ticket
Where to buy
Guide
Guide
What is it?

It is the best option to enjoy Amsterdam’s top attractions and museum providing free entry and free public transport without the inconvenience of booking several tickets.

I Amsterdam City Card has the benefits of Amsterdam regional ticket. The city card holders can buy the Amsterdam regional ticket at just $10 ( original price $13.50) – thus the card holder can enjoy free 24 hr public transport and take full advantage of beautiful attractions and interesting museums.

Amsterdam City Pass allows you to explore Amsterdam at your own pace.

You can choose Skip the line access to any one of the two museums of Amsterdam- Rijksmuseum OR the Van Gogh Museum. There is also a complimentary canal cruise with this pass.

Along with these benefits, you also get 20 % discount on several museums, attractions, cruises, bike tours, and excursions of Amsterdam.

It is good if you is going to explore several cities in the Netherlands.

You can enter many museums, use transport for free.

They have discounts and offers. It provides for a Gold, Silver and discount card. When the first two are used up fully we can use the Holland card as discount card.

Certain attractions are included on the golden and silver category to which free entrance is enabled.

Public transport in Amsterdam is run by city transport company GVB and is generally quite efficient. All trams and metro, as well as the vast majority of buses in Amsterdam are run by GVB.

The tickets are not valid in the regional buses of Connexxion and EBS or on the train.

In addition to GVB, this ticket is also valid forAmsterdam Airport Express (bus 197) and Niteliner (bus N97).

Saving

25% discounts on top attractions, 25% food and 25% on some stage performances like Dutch national opera and ballet and more.



24 hr city car 2017 - €57 48h City Card € 67 / Card

48h City Card + Regional Day Ticket



€ 75 / Card

72h City Card (limited offer)

€ 71.25 / Card

20 % discount on museums, attractions, cruises and excursions.

50% on all products, canal cruise, restaurant, bike tours, etc



€40.00 / Adult(+12)small - 1 Golden ticket

1 Silver ticket

1 discount card



€65.00/Adult(+12)Medium



2 golden ticket

2 Silver ticket

1 discount card

Up to 25%

Prices

24 hr city car 2017 - €57

48h City Card € 67 / Card

48h City Card + Regional Day Ticket

€ 75 / Card

72h City Card (limited offer)

€ 71.25 / Card

72h City Card (

€ 77 / Card

72h City Card + Regional Day Ticket (limited offer)

€ 81.25 / Card

96h City Card

€ 87 / Card

96h City Card + Regional Day Ticket

€ 95 / Card

€38.50 Adult (13+)

€20.00 Child (4-12)

€40.00 / Adult(+12)small - 1 Golden ticket

1 Silver ticket

1 discount card

€65.00/Adult(+12)Medium

2 golden ticket

2 Silver ticket

1 discount card

€85.00/Adult (+12)Large

3 golden ticket

3 silver ticket

1 dicount card

€30.00/Children (4-11)

1 Golden ticket

1 Silver ticket

1 discount card

24 hours (1 day) €15.00

48 hours (2 days) € 20.00

72 hours (3 days) € 25.00

Validity

1 year

1 year

1 month (after first use or purchase

1/2/3 consecutive days

Which is Suitable to Me?

Visit the museums and attractions when you want and at your own pace.

20% discounts on top museums, attractions, tours and excursions.

Get 20% discount on almost every major museum, attraction, excursions, bike tours, and canal cruise of Amsterdam.

1 free canal cruise (1 hour), airport train transfer, and skip the line entry to either Rijksmuseum OR the Van Gogh Museum.

As the card has a validity of 1 year, you can explore the city at your own pace.

Discounts in more than 150 places of interest.

Free entrance at top museums and attractions.

Free canal cruise or hop-on-hop off bus.

24 hr Public transport.

Discounts in shops, restaurants, cultural centres

This is an all-in-one transport ticket for Amsterdam which provides unlimited access to trams, buses, metros, night buses and ferries.

This is an easy to use card which would help you to travel efficiently in Amsterdam.

The ticket also includes a map and city information booklet.

Combine this with other tickets if your attraction pass does not include transport.

City Transportation

Free use of all buses, trams and metros in the city.

It is valid for GVB vehicles and the vehicles of the regional transport companies Connexxion and EBS.

To access the out of border areas of Amsterdam, an Amsterdam Travel ticket should be purchased which is available at a less rate of €10 when combined with Amsterdam city card.

The original price of the region travel ticket is €13.50. The out of border areas include the Zaanse Schans with the traditional houses and windmills, Frans Hals Museum and Teylers Museum, Volendam the picturesque fi shing village, Zuiderzee Museum and Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot.

No

With each Holland Card you receive a Transport Ticket. This ticket can be exchanged for a public transport card or a canal cruise in the city of your choice. Transport ticket can be exchanged at Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Waterland, Roundtrip Schipol – Amsterdam, Round trip Zaanse Schans – Amsterdam CS.

You can enjoy canal cruise in exchange of this ticket at – Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Utrecht, Giethoorn.

Train ticket for only €19 instead of €54.80. Valid for travel throughout Holland.

Schiphol Airport - Amsterdam Central Station Train Ticket at €4.20

Amsterdam Central Station - Schiphol Airport Train Ticket at €4.20

Unlimited travel on all trams, buses, metros, night buses and ferries operated by GVB and the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 197) and Niteliner (bus N97).

Top Attractions
Madame Tussauds

Free entry/Skip the line

20% off

Fast track entry

Included in the Golden category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

No

Fast track entry and is included in the silver category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

20% off

Fast track entry and included in the golden category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

20% off

Skip the line tickets included in the silver category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

20% off

Skip the line and included in the silver category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

20% off

Skip the line and included in the golden category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

No

Skip the line and included in the silver category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

No

Skip the line and included in the silver category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

No

Fast track entry and included in the gold category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

No

Skip the line and included in the golden category

No

Free entry/Skip the line

No

Skip the line and included in the golden category

No

Fine Arts Museums

Free entry

Skip the line fast track entry (OR Rijksmuseum)

Fast track entry included in the Golden category and allows preferred partner entrance

No

€2.50 discount on the entrance price

Skip the line fast track entry (OR Van Gogh Museum)

Fast track entry included in the golden category and allows preferred partner entrance

No

Free entry

No

Skip the line tickets

No

Free entry

20% off

Skip the line tickets and included in the golden category

No

Free entry

20% off

Skip the line tickets and included in the golden category

No

Free entry

20% off

25% discount

No

Yes

No

No

No

Contemporary Art Museums

Free entry

20% off

Skip the line tickets and included in the golden tickets category

No

Top Cruises

Yes

20% off

Yes

No

Yes

20% off

Yes

No

Yes

20% off

Yes

No

Yes

20% off

No

No

Top Tours

Yes

20% off

Yes

No

Yes

20% off

Optional

No

Yes

20% off

Yes 15% discount

No

Top Bike Tours

Yes

No

Yes

No

Restaurants Discounts

Dobben’s Eetsalon offers Free croquette roll

25% discount hotel Casa 400

25% discount on lunch or dinner at Restaurant Café De IJ-kantine.

25% discount on lunch De Hoop Op d’Swarte Walvis

No

10% off on Amstelhaven

10% off on Chao Praya

25% off Wagamama Amstelstraat/ Rembrandtplein

25% off on Restaurant Classico

No

Theatres

25% discount at Boom Chicago, Royal Concertgebouw,

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ,

Dutch National Opera and Ballet

No

25% discount at Boom Chicago

No

Shopping Discounts

25% Discount on all souvenirs ar De Saense Lelie.

25 % discount on all regular pizzas and paninis

No

10% off on Dam Square Souvenirs

15% off on Cheese & More by Henru Willig shops

No

Leisure Discounts

No

No

No

Full Barcelona Guidebook

A free magazine and a city map

No

Yes, Guide book with detailed information and site map

Yes, map with detailed information

Exclusions

Discount available only if booking through ticketbar.

Extra ticket called region travel ticket to be purchased for Transport outside Amsterdam. NS train travel is not included.

The train ride from Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) to Amsterdam Central station and other train stations is unfortunately not included in the card.

Discount available only if booking through ticketbar.

No transport card

No restaurant or shopping discount

No guidebook and map

Except one of the gold tickets other does not allow free entry to Rijksmuseum.

No delivery of Holland card.

Train tickets not valid for NS Hi-speed trains

The ticket is invalid on buses operated by other transport companies such as Connexxion (except buses 197 and N97), EBS and Arriva

How to Use?

Make booking online, tickets will be received through email, take a printout and show it to avoid long queue.

After online booking, you will get the tickets in your e-mail within 24 hours. Print it and show directly at the destinations.

Purchase online, a confirmation email will be sent. Show the confirmation e mail at pick up points and collect

After online booking, you will get the tickets in your e-mail within 24 hours. Print it and show directly at the ticket counters of trains/buses/ferries.

Where to Collect Card?

I Amsterdam visitor centre at Stationsplein

Amsterdam store inside central station – IJ-hal

Amsterdam Centre schilpol Airport at Schilpol Plaza

No need to collect the card. Show the printed ticket directly at the attractions to gain entry.

GWK Travelex offices in the major cities including Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam-The Hague airport and Eindhoven airport. The card is also available at various excursion offices and hotels.

This travel card acts as a paper ticket. So no need to collect the card. Show the printed ticket directly at the ticket counters of trains/buses/ferries.

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2016-12-22 09:25:15

Thanks very much for such a useful information