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.
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|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.
Amsterdam City Pass allows you to explore Amsterdam at your own pace.
It is good if you is going to explore several cities in the Netherlands.
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.
25% discounts on top attractions, 25% food and 25% on some stage performances like Dutch national opera and ballet and more.
20 % discount on museums, attractions, cruises and excursions.
50% on all products, canal cruise, restaurant, bike tours, etc
Up to 25%
24 hr city car 2017 - €57
€38.50 Adult (13+)
€40.00 / Adult(+12)small - 1 Golden ticket
24 hours (1 day) €15.00
|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.
Get 20% discount on almost every major museum, attraction, excursions, bike tours, and canal cruise of Amsterdam.
Discounts in more than 150 places of interest.
This is an all-in-one transport ticket for Amsterdam which provides unlimited access to trams, buses, metros, night buses and ferries.
Free use of all buses, trams and metros in the city.
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.
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).
|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 $3.50 or $4.50 instead of $10 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|
|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
|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|
|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|
Dobben's Eetsalon offers Free croquette roll
10% off on Amstelhaven
25% discount at Boom Chicago, Royal Concertgebouw,
|No||25% discount at Boom Chicago||No|
25% Discount on all souvenirs ar De Saense Lelie.
10% off on Dam Square Souvenirs
|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|
Discount available only if booking through ticketbar.
Discount available only if booking through ticketbar.
Except one of the gold tickets other does not allow free entry to Rijksmuseum.
|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
|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.|
It is a prepaid pass and discount card allowing free access on many top museums, and discounts on attractions and activities in Amsterdam. It also includes a free public transport ticket which enables access to the GVB public transport system on buses, trains and metros in the city, for the duration of the card.
The card is not valid on trains (NS-Dutch railways) or on buses operated by connexion, EBS and RET. Some cards also discount dining, transportation and leisure activities such as theatre tickets The card is available in three package deals with discounts valid for 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours.
The cost of the card for Adults is as follows;
The card provides significant savings for children aged 10 years or older. Rijksmuseum is not included and the card only gives a 25% discount on the entrance ticket to the user. The user also gets a 25% discount on the admission fee, on other attractions in Amsterdam. Access to the airport is not included.
Buying the ticket online is recommended as its fast and saves time.
The general reviews are that I am Amsterdam City card is your exclusive pass card to an action packed. It will make your trip affordable to Amsterdam. Having this card will enable you to visit the most world-class museum, local delicacies and take a cruise through charming canals.
The card is more advantageous as compared to other Amsterdam cards because;
It's a prepaid city pass and discount pass allowing free access too many top museums, attractions, activities and city sightseeing in Amsterdam as well as other cities in the Netherlands. It's meant to be used as a discount card after the user has used all the gold and silver tickets
It's available in small, medium and large option, each including a variety of both free and up to 50% discounted offers and it's valid for one month after activation. It divides attractions into separate categories; gold and silver. Both categories cover entrance fees depending on the size of the pass.
Holland's Pass prices are
The pass can be bought at some hotels in Amsterdam. You can also purchase it in the following link :
The gold attractions are as follows;
The pass is worth the cost if the user takes advantage of the many attractions included. Holland' Pass will enable you visit major attractions like Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum and Keukenh of gardens. You will be able to visit many attractions at a cheaper cost without waiting cues ( the pass gets the user in quick). However, you need to know that this Pass is not suitable for travellers looking to save on public transit and therefore, such should consider the I Amsterdam city card which is less costly.
Holland's Pass also comes with e following;- Discounts for attractions in Amsterdam and surrounding areas
Select skip-the -line entrances
Additional discount special offers at museums, attractions, restaurants, tours bike rentals and shops.
A complimentary guidebook containing mine savings and city maps.
The pass is advantageous over the other Amsterdam cards. This is because;-
This Pass is suitable because it has a guidebook which provides information on all the places you want to visit and the discount card will enable you to save time as you will not be able to wait included reduces costs. Also it saves your time as you will not have to wait in line.
The pass is a 2, 3 or 4 day pass that provides free or discounted access to many of the city's museums and attractions.
You can choose Skip the line access to any one of the two Top museums of Amsterdam- Rijksmuseum OR the Van Gogh Museum, and allows the user to have everything organised before departure. It's best for people who wish to visit top attractions in Amsterdam and at their own pace
The pass is ordered online and picked at either Schiphol Amsterdam airport or at any of the other central locations in the centre of Amsterdam.
The pass is advantageous over other passes because;
The cost of the pass is as follows;
The pass is considered the best on offer among the other Amsterdam city passes. The pass is preferred because it's valid for several months with a big flexibility of deciding how and when to use it. This gives the user enough time to visit all places of his choice.
However each pass is only valid for one person and cannot be used for multiple persons. This is disadvantageous to the user as no one else can use the pass other than himself.
The pass includes the following;
The pass includes:-
It's a paper smart card which you an all-in-one travel ticket. It entitles the user to travel limitless from the international airport Schiphol to Amsterdam city and in Amsterdam city. It can either be a day and night for one to three days.
Yes the ticket is worth it because of so many reasons.
The prices of the ticket are as follows;
The ticket is valid from the moment you first check in until 04.00 hours of after the last valid day has ended.
Since the normal cost of a Second-Class Ticket from the airport to the central station is 4.20 Euros, the ticket is more expensive than buying a train ticket and using multiple-day tickets.
The ticket is also not valid on buses operated by all transport companies and this is a disadvantage to those users who would opt for those buses not included in the ticket. However, it is recommended because it's an all in one ticket and saves time that could otherwise be used in acquiring separate tickets. The ticket is also considered as good due to its lack of limit on travel places in Amsterdam city. This is unlike other passes which have limits on places of travel.
The ticket is however not valid on buses operated by other transport companies such as EBS and Arriva or other buses, other than the Amsterdam airport express (bus 197) and Nite liner (bus N97) operated by Connexion
The ticket is advantageous over the other passes in Amsterdam because;
Duration: 1:15 hours
Duration: 2 Hours
Duration: 2 Hours +
Duration: 1.5 hours
Duration: Four hours
Duration: Two hours
Duration: Approximately 3 hours (including 75 minute canal cruise)
Duration: 24 hour or 48 hour tickets available
Duration: 3 Hours