Explore Amsterdam with the superb value I Amsterdam City Card
I Amsterdam City Card
Experience the very best of Amsterdam with the official I Amsterdam City Card. With this official city card, you could visit world-class museums and attractions for free. Enjoy unlimited access to Amsterdam’s public transport, and one free canal cruise.
The I Amsterdam City Card is available to purchase online with options of 24-, 48-, 72-, 96- and 120- hours to best suit your itinerary. You do save on quite a few Euros when attraction hopping and dining. In some instances, you also get priority access, thus avoiding the long queues and saving time.
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The great value I Amsterdam City Card includes:
1 | Free admission to 60 museums and attractions in Amsterdam;
Here is a list encompassing the popular sights in Amsterdam:
Allard Pierson Museum;
Amsterdam Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum;
Amsterdam Pipe Museum;
ARTIS Royal Zoo;
Cromhouthuis Biblical Museum;
Amstelveen EYE Filmmuseum;
Foam – Fotografiemuseum;
Amsterdam Geelvinck Piano[la] Museum;
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age – Hermitage;
Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage;
National Holocaust Memorial – Jewish Cultural Quarter;
National Holocaust Museum Jewish Cutural Quarter;
Hortus Botanicus – Botanical Garden;
Huis Marseille – Museum for Photography;
Jewish Historical Museum – Jewish Cultural Quarter;
Klederdracht Museum – Dutch Costume Museum;
ARTIS –Micropia De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam;
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;
Science Center NEMO;
Stadsarchief Amsterdam – City Archives;
Amsterdam Tassenmuseum Hendrikje – Museum of Bags and Purses;
Museum Tot Zover – Funeral Museum;
Van Gogh Museum;
Museum Van Loon;
Verzetsmuseum – Dutch Resistance Museum;
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).
2 | Unlimited free rides on the city transport system;
Amsterdam city transport system is run by GVB (Gemeente Vervoerbedrijf Amsterdam) and you can enjoy unlimited free rides on the city’s trams, buses, metro and ferry services for the duration of the validity of your card;
3 | Access to free and discounted admission to attractions outside of Amsterdam city centre:
Use your City Card for sites in Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Volendam and more…
ATTRACTIONS IN ZAANSE SCHANS:
1 | Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience;
2 | Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery);
3 | Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House;
4 | Tsar Peter House, Zaandam;
5 | Mill Museum;
6 | Zaan Time Museum;
7 | Sawmill;
8 | Dyestuff Mill;
9 | De Zoeker Oliemolen (Oil Mill);
10 | De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill);
11 | Windmill Cruise;
ATTRACTIONS IN HAARLEM:
1 | Frans Hals Museum;
2 | Teylers Museum;
3 | Free Canal Cruise.
ATTRACTIONS IN VOLENDAM/MARKEN:
1 | Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry);
2 | Volendams Museum.
ATTRACTION IN ENKHUIZEN:
1 | Zuiderzee Museum
ATTRACTION IN MUIDEN:
1 | Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot
ATTRACTION IN NAARDEN:
1 | Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting
And places such as Laren and Lelystad.
4 | Take advantage of 25% discount offers at a host of restaurants and cafés:
1 | Blue Amsterdam;
2 | De Koffieschenkerij – Coffee bar at the back of the Oude Kerk ;
3 | The Pancake Bakery;
4 | Pancakes Amsterdam;
5 | Restaurant IJ-kantine;
6 | Restaurant-Café In de Waag;
7 | Restaurant Pasta e Basta;
8 | Restaurant Wagamama – Noodle restaurant;
9 | Bourgondisch Lifestyle Amsterdam;
10 | Reypenaer Proeflokaal – Cheese tasting.
5 | Go on a free canal cruise and see Amsterdam as it’s meant to be seen!
Enjoy one free canal cruise with any of the following canal cruise providers:
1 | Blue Boat Company;
2 | Canal Company Canal Cruise;
3 | Gray Line The #1 Canal Cruise;
4 | Lovers Canal Cruises;
5 | Amsterdam Circle Line B.V.
6 | Explore Amsterdam by bike or boat with discount rates:
Enjoy 25% discount on the following bike and boat rentals:
1 | Hop-on hop-off boat;
2 | Pedal boat;
3 | Bicycle rental & Bike Tours;
4 | Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself.
7 | Discover Dutch icons, such as beer, diamonds, cheese, and windmills:
Enjoy 25% discount on the following experiences:
1 | The Amsterdam Dungeon;
2 | Amsterdam Icebar XtraCold (18+);
3 | Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise;
4 | Heineken Experience (18+);
5 | De Hollandsche Manege – Dutch Equestrian School Museum;
6 | House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+);
7 | Het Kattenkabinet – The Cat Cabinet;
8 | Madame Tussauds Amsterdam;
9 | Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets;
10 | Museumphoto;
11 | THIS IS HOLLAND;
12 | Body Worlds;
13 | Moco Museum;
14 | Hop on Hop off Holland: Cheese, Windmills & Villages.
8 | Enjoy 25% discount on music and stage:
Enjoy an evening of Jazz, comedy at the theatre or Opera – all at 25% discount!
1 | Bimhuis – Jazz;
2 | Boom Chicago – English improv comedy theatre;
3 | Het Concertgebouw – The Concertgebouw;
4 | Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ – Contemporary music;
5 | Nationale Opera & Ballet – Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
Recommended Highlights where I Amsterdam City Card can be used
With the myriad of things to do which are made possible with the I Amsterdam City Card, the following activities are highly recommended:
1 | Explore the surrounds of Amsterdam City – Zaanse Schans
The I Amsterdam City Card takes you further afield! You could visit Zaanse Schans, located to the north of Amsterdam, which is a popular destination and one that should top your list of places to visit.
Go on a trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and spend a day or most of a day exploring this neighbourhood. This picturesque neighbourhood is home to historic windmills, distinctive wooden houses and Zaanse Museum which houses interactive exhibits on chocolate making.
Zaanse Schans is a fun destination for all ages and its easily reached by car or public transport. Get the train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Koog-Zaandijk – the journey takes 15 minutes. Disembark, and continue your journey on foot for about 10 minutes .
Other nearby attractions which you may like to explore:
2 | Heineken Experience
The Heineken Experience tells the story of the world famous Dutch beer and is located at Heineken’s first built brewery in Amsterdam city centre. The brewery was built in 1864 and Heineken is one the three largest producers of beer in the world. Learn all about the rich and successful behind-the-scene journey of this remarkable ultimate Amsterdam beer on a self-guided immersive experience.
You need to book a time-slot for your visit and you can do so after purchasing your I Amsterdam card. Fill in the city card voucher code and book your preferred time slot. Ensure your city card is valid at the time of your visit.
Book time-slot via >> iamsterdam.com/timeslot
Address: Heineken Experience,
1072 AE AMSTERDAM
3 | Visit world class museums
Explore the Dutch capital’s rich heritage in arts and visit the world renowned galleries for free with the I Amsterdam City Card. The city is never short on the number of museums dotted around the capital and you are sure to stumble upon one as you explore the city. However, the most famous of the museums are Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum that showcase the stories of the city and of the legends themselves.
Rijksmuseum: Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam.
Open every day: 9 am – 5 pm
Van Gogh Museum: Museumplein 6
1071 DJ Amsterdam
- Closed on Mondays.
- Tuesday to Friday: open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Book time-slot >> amsterdam.com/timeslot
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Superb value in the I Amsterdam City Card
As you can observe from the above list, there are so many attractions and venues available where you can save time and money with the I Amsterdam City Card. It is indeed a city card/pass of superb value which should not be overlooked as just ‘another’ city card! The only issue you may have is to have enough time to enjoy them all for a full, all-round experience of one of the world’s best cultural cities.
If you are still not convinced of the I Amsterdam City Card’s superb value, below is a simple illustration on the savings you could make:
|Attraction||Entrance costs (adults – over 18)||Entrance costs (child – under 18)||Entrance costs with I Amsterdam City Card|
|Heineken Experience||€ 19.50 ||Free|
|Van Gogh Museum||€ 19.00||Free||Free|
|Zaanse Museum (Visit the Zaans Museum at the Zaanse Schans)||€ 12.50||4-17 > €6.50|
Under 4 > Free
|Zaanse Schans Museums (Visit the Weaver’s House and the Cooperage)||€ 2.00 per museum||4-17 > €1.00|
Under 4 > Free
|GVB 1-hour ticket||€ 3.20||Unlimited Free rides|
Order I Amsterdam City Card
Make the most of your time in Amsterdam by selecting the best option from 24-, 48-, 72-, 96- and 120- hour card to suit your trip.
5 options on I Amsterdam City Card
Important information to know before you go
1 | There are no special children’s rate for the I Amsterdam City Card;
2 | The I Amsterdam City Card best pre-ordered online;
3 | Visits to attractions are accessible by prior booking and selecting a time-slot. You must book a time-slot before your visit. You will need your I Amsterdam City Card voucher code to input for free access.
Book time-slot >> amsterdam.com/timeslot
4 | Please be aware of the following exclusions:
i | The City Card is not valid on transport outside Amsterdam and NS train travel;
ii | The I Amsterdam City Card is not valid on trains or buses operated by Connexxion, Arriva and EBS.
The superb value I Amsterdam City Card certainly gives you a unique way to explore Amsterdam with access to major highlights, cruise, transport and dining options. Above all, you save money while you explore this wonderful city.
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Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands
City: Capital of Netherlands
Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)
Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square
Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station
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Explore Amsterdam with the superb value I Amsterdam City Card first published at timelesstravelsteps.com Updated: May 16, 2022