Amsterdam Tourist Information

The I amsterdam City Card – worth it!

The I amsterdam City Card (yes, with a lower letter ‘a’) is a pass that provides free or discounted access to 44 of the city’s museums and attractions.

Among others, this includes the Van Gogh Museum (where your free entrance comes with a skip-the-line time slot) and the Rijksmuseum (new for 2018).

The one-, two-, three or four day pass also allows you to freely travel on Amsterdam’s excellent public transport system.

Also included is a free canal boat tour – Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attraction.

The card also includes discounts at restaurants and cafés.

Want to ride a bike or explore the canals by boat on a discount? Bring along your card.

The pass costs €59,00 (24 hours), €74,00 (48 hours), €87,00 (72 hours) or €98,00 (96 hours) respectively.

Amsterdam Marketing estimates that the card will save you a significant amount of money.

Buy the I amsterdam City Card ahead of time

Hours Amount Savings
j.mp/iamsterdamcard           Buy your I amsterdam City Card
24 hour card € 59 € 7
48 hour card € 74 € 50
72 hour card € 87 € 92
96 hour card € 98 € 129

These potential savings are based on visiting 3 attractions a day plus public transport.

You may actually save more if you also take advantage of the card’s additional benefits — such as the free canal cruise, and discounts on concerts, theater, rentals, restaurants and more.

Will you save money with the I amsterdam city card?

How much money the card will save you depends on how many of its benefits you will realistically use. But over 93% of those who have purchased the card have indicated their satisfaction.

Customers usually highlight both the savings (“Good value for the money”) and the convenience of the pass (Read the reviews).

Note that without the I amsterdam city card a canal cruise can easily set you back €9-15. Expect to pay similar rates for a bike rental.

A visit to one of the top museums normally costs €15 – €20.

Add the cost of public transport (and, face it, the hassle of figuring out its ticket system) and you’ll that it’s a good idea to get yourself a city card.

Benefits of the I Amsterdam City Card

The many benefits of the I amsterdam city card: free entrance to museums, free canal cruise, free public transport, lots of discounts, and much more. [Larger version]

In addition, there are many offerings in the Greater Amsterdam region, including:

New in 2018: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum

What is not included

Need More Information?

In general, you’ll want to get a multiple-day I amsterdam city card in order to get the most out of it.

After all, you may want to visit the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and the Zaansche Schans (an open air museum 45 minutes by bus north of Amsterdam) all within one day while taking a canal cruise in between, but you’d have to be crazy to try and do so.

In evaluating whether or not you would save money with the I Amsterdam City Card you have to plan ahead.

What do you absolutely want to see and do? Does the card provide a significant benefit?

Older guidebooks may talk about the I amsterdam card, or the I amsterdam pass instead of the current name.

Don’t be distracted by the sheer volume of discounts and other benefits on offer. Focus on the attractions you would visit even if the card did not exist.

Keep the following information in mind:

The many benefits of the I amsterdam city card: free entrance to museums, free canal cruise, free public transport, lots of discounts, and much more.

Where to get the I amsterdam card

The I amsterdam Card is available for €59,00 (24 hours), €74,00 (48 hours), €87,00 (72 hours) or €98,00 (96 hours) respectively.

The card can be purchased here:

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Notes:

  1. Free entrance to The Rijksmuseum is included starting 2018. In previous years the card offered only a €2,50 discount at the museum.
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