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Which Amsterdam Tourist pass is Best / Worth It? - Holland Pass vs I Amsterdam City Card Reviews

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. I Amsterdam City Card, Holland Pass, Tourist City Pass are main attraction cards that offer free or discounted entry to attractions, 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.

i Amsterdam City Card

Amsterdam City Pass

Holland Pass

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

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
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Amsterdam Tulip Museum Free entry/Skip the line 20% off Fast track entry No
Heiniken experience 25% discount 20% off Fast track entry and included in the golden category No
Hop on Hop off bus City Sightseeing Bus Tours 20% off Skip the line tickets included in the silver category No
House of Bols 25% discount 20% off Skip the line and included in the silver category No
Amsterdam Dungeon 25% discount 20% off Skip the line and included in the golden category No
Oude kerk Free entry/Skip the line No Skip the line and included in the silver category No
Amsterdam Diamond Museum Free entry/Skip the line No Skip the line and included in the silver category No
Artis Royal Zoo Free entry/Skip the line No Fast track entry and included in the gold category No
Tropenmuseum Free entry/Skip the line No Skip the line and included in the golden category No
De Nieuwe Kerk Exhibition surcharge of \803.50 or \804.50 instead of \8010 entry No Skip the line and included in the golden category No
Fine Arts Museums
Van Gogh Museum Free entry Skip the line fast track entry (OR Rijksmuseum) Fast track entry included in the Golden category and allows preferred partner entrance No
Rijksmuseum €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
Rembrandt House Museum Free entry No Skip the line tickets No
Hermitage Amsterdam Free entry 20% off Skip the line tickets and included in the golden category No
Amsterdam Museum Free entry 20% off Skip the line tickets and included in the golden category No
Foam Museum Free entry 20% off 25% discount No
Anne frank house Yes No No No
Contemporary Art Museums
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Free entry 20% off Skip the line tickets and included in the golden tickets category No
Top Cruises
Candlelight cruise Yes 20% off Yes NO
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with OptionalCanal Cruise City Sightseeing Bus Tours 24 hrs, 48 hrs
Hop on hop off day ticket \96 Canal Tour Amsterdam
20% off Yes No
Dinner cruise No No 20% off No
Pizza cruise No 20% off Yes No
Evening cruise Discount on Dutch Cheese & Wine cruise 20% off No NO
Top Tours
Guided Amsterdam city bus tour No No Yes No
Grand Holland tour No 20% off Yes No
Belgium Day Trip No 20% off Optional No
Keukenhof Gardens Tour from Amsterdam No 20% off Yes No
Efteling theme Park No 20% off Yes 15% Discount No
Belgium Daytrip Antwerp and Brussels No 20% off Yes No
Top Bike Tours
MacBike - Bike Rental Discount No No No
Country side Bike tour 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 collec 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

2017-10-15 21:58:58

I prefer to use I Amsterdam City Card. It is indeed the best option out there when talking about the savings, convenience and value. You can skip the line to most museums plus you have the advantage of using the public transport so it is very easy and convenient to move from one attraction to the next.