Worried about maximizing every Euro on your next trip to Amsterdam? Take a leaf out of the backpacker’s secret book and save money on exploring the attractions and museums in Amsterdam - use the I amsterdam City Card! The I amsterdam Card offers visitors free access to over 70 attractions and comes in 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hour variants. The card covers all the important attractions in Amsterdam City, its neighboring region and includes exciting tours and discounts on shopping, restaurants and activities.

What is the I Amsterdam Card?

The I Amsterdam Card is a tourist pass that allows you to explore 70+ attractions and museums in Amsterdam.

The I Amsterdam Card is valid in the city of Amsterdam and also in the nearby region of Amsterdam Area which includes tourist attractions like Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Keukenhof. You will save anywhere up to 50% on the cost of individual tickets and with the card valid till 31st December 2021, you will have ample time to activate the card from the date of purchase.

Once you purchase the card online you can redeem it at the I Amsterdam Visitor Centres, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Central Station. The number of hours will start ticking only when you use the card at your first attraction or use the public transportation system in the city. The card will then remain active for the number of hours you selected and in this time, you can visit as many of the 70 attractions as you like. Note that due to the current safety measures in place, most museums and attractions require guests to book time slots prior to visiting. The exact details on how to book your time slot for attractions will be shared when you purchase the I Amsterdam Card.

I Amsterdam Card Highlights

  • Enjoy free admission to over 70 museums and attractions in Amsterdam and its surrounding area.
  • Gain unlimited access to public transport and travel across the city for free using the public bus, train and tram network.
  • Get a free one-hour canal cruise in Amsterdam, Haarlem or Zaanse Schans.
  • Visit iconic Amsterdam museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, the Diamond Museum, NEMO Science Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam and many more!
  • Enjoy free access to attractions such as the ARTIS Royal Zoo, Zaanse Schans Windmills, the Muiderslot Castle, Hortus Botanical Garden and many more.
  • Enjoy additional benefits such as discounted rates at cafés, restaurants, bike rentals and many more!
  • Pick between the ticket options of 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 Hour Passes.

I Amsterdam Card Options

24 Hours Pass

48 Hours Pass

72 Hours Pass

96 Hours Pass

120 Hours Pass

What do you get with the I Amsterdam Card?

Admission to over 70 attractions and museums

The I Amsterdam City Card gets you free access to over 70 attractions and museums in the city. See the works of master painters at the Rijksmuseum, admire the impressive botanical collection of the 400 year old Hortus botanical garden, get close to animals at the ARTIS Royal Zoo or take a trip to see the windmills at Zaanse Schans. Check out the full list of City Card attractions below.

Cruise the canals of Amsterdam

The I Amsterdam Card also gets you a free cruise on the iconic Amsterdam canals. Take to the water and admire the city's unique landmarks and attractions from the comfort of your modern cruise. With multiple boarding points spread throughout the city, you can enjoy a 1-hour canal cruise whenever and wherever you please.

Free access to Amsterdam's public transportation system

Not only do you get you free admission to attractions across the city, the I Amsterdam Card allows you to use the city's public transportation system for free while the card is active. You can board any GVB (blue and white) bus, tram or metro within the Amsterdam city limits and get around the city for free.

Freebies & Discounts

To help you make the most out of your card and enjoy the city to the fullest, you get a complimentary copy of the Amsterdam magazine and a map of the city's attractions for free with the I Amsterdam card. The card also brings along additional benefits such as discounted rates at cafés, restaurants, bike rentals and many more! Remember to show your card before ordering at the participating restaurants. All discounts at restaurants and cafes are valid for the calendar year of 2021.

How to use the I Amsterdam Card

The I Amsterdam Card consists of two elements:

• Free entrance to participating attractions, museums and canal cruise.

• Free access to public transportation system in the city

The card will be activated the moment you use it for the first time - either while entering a museum or using the city's public transportation system. You can activate the card anytime before December 31, 2021. Once activated, the card will remain valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours, depending on your card.

How to purchase the I Amsterdam Card

Step 1 - Buy your I Amsterdam Card online

Once you purchase the I Amsterdam card, you will receive an email confirmation with your I Amsterdam City Card: Canal Cruise, Public Transport And Attractions Entry vouchers. Display your vouchers on your mobile phone, with a valid photo ID at the redemption center in exchange for your Amsterdam City Card.

Step 2 - Redeem the card at one of the 3 redemption points in the city

Visit any of the following redemption points to collect your I Amsterdam City Card:

  • I Amsterdam Visitor Centre Stationsplein, across Central Station. (10 Stationsplein)
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Arrivals 2 at Schiphol Plaza.
  • I Amsterdam Store on the north side of Amsterdam Central Station. You must collect your I Amsterdam City Card at the I-Amsterdam visitor center at the Amsterdam Centraal station on Stationsplein 10.

Step 3 - Experience Amsterdam

With the card in hand, you are now free to experience Amsterdam the way you like. The card will be activated the moment you use it for the first time - either while entering a museum or using the city's public transportation system. You can activate the card anytime before December 31, 2021. Once activated, the card will remain valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours, depending on your card.

Attractions included in the I Amsterdam Card

Museums

  • Allard Pierson Museum
  • Amsterdam Museum
  • Amsterdam Pipe Museum
  • Batavialand Museum
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum
  • Bijbelsmuseum (Biblical Museum)
  • Cobra Museum of Modern Art
  • Diamant Museum (Amsterdam Diamond Museum)
  • Dutch Resistance Museum
  • Eye Filmmuseum
  • Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
  • Folk Costume Museum Amsterdam
  • Frans Hals Museum – Hal
  • Frans Hals Museum – Hof
  • Geelvinck Pianola Museum
  • Hermitage Amsterdam
  • Het Grachtenhuis (Museum of the Canals)
  • Het Woonbootmuseum
  • Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography
  • Jewish Historical Museum
  • Molenmuseum (Windmill Museum) (Zaanse Schans)
  • Multatuli Museum
  • Museum Het Schip
  • Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder
  • Museum Van Loon
  • Museum Zaanse Tijd (Zaan Time Museum)
  • Museum of Bags and Purses
  • NEMO Science Museum
  • National Holocaust Museum
  • Netherlands Funeral Museum
  • Outsider Art Museum
  • Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age
  • Rembrandt House Museum
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Stedelijk Museum – Museum of Modern Art
  • Teylers Museum
  • The Dutch Fortress Museum (Naarden)
  • The National Maritime Museum
  • Tropenmuseum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Volendams Museum (Volendam)
  • Willet-Holthuysen
  • Zaans Museum & Verkade Pavilion

Attractions

  • ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
  • ARTIS Micropia
  • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot
  • Amsterdam City Archives
  • Cromhouthuis
  • Czar Peter House
  • De Drie Fleschjes
  • GASSAN Diamonds
  • Hollandsche Schouwburg
  • Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (Botanical Garden)
  • Kuiperij (Zaanse Schans)
  • Molen De Bonte Hen
  • Molen Het Jonge Schaap (Zaanse Schans)
  • Molen De Zoeker
  • Oude Kerk (Old Church)
  • Portuguese Synagogue
  • Singer Laren
  • Windmill De Kat
  • Windmill van Sloten
  • Zaanse Schans

Activities

  • 100 Highlights Cruise
  • Amsterdam Circle Line
  • Arena Stadium Tour
  • City Canal Cruise Blue Boat Company
  • LOVERS Canal Cruises
  • Volendam-Marken Express
  • Zaanferry

25% off on Attractions

  • The Amsterdam Dungeon
  • Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus
  • Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold
  • Body Worlds
  • Canal Tours Amsterdam
  • Heineken Experience
  • Dutch Equestrian Museum
  • House of Bols cocktail and Genever Experience
  • The Cat Cabinet
  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
  • Museumphoto
  • Red Light Secrets
  • The Ultimate Flight Experience

Tips for using the I Amsterdam Card

  • The Van Gogh Museum requires a time slot reservation even with the I Amsterdam Card, make sure you book it ahead on this page. This is why if you book the I Amsterdam Card online on Headout, you can pre-book the slot at the museum, and you won’t miss out on visiting it.
  • You need to be careful with your I Amsterdam Card as it cannot be replaced once it is lost. Treat it like you would treat a credit card and keep it in your wallet at all times.
  • The I Amsterdam Card is counted in hours; hence you can activate once you have settled down in your hotel and use it when you get out for sightseeing. This way you can maximize your time available on the city card.
  • Most of the museums in Amsterdam are open from 10 AM to 5 PM irrespective of the season, unlike in other cities like Rome or Paris. Hence, ensure you include all the free tours and activities like Canal Cruise after the museums are closed for the day.
  • If you are only on a 24 hour or 48 hour card, you can maximize your time by visiting the Van Gogh Museum or Hermitage Amsterdam Museum with an hour remaining in your card slot. For instance, if your card ends at 12 PM, you can enter at 11 AM and spend 3-4 hours exploring the museums. The rest of the time on the previous day can be spent visiting museums and attractions that need lesser time; you can cover a lot more this way!
  • The I Amsterdam Card does not include entrance to the Anne Frank House, so be sure you book that online and in advance.