- Free Entry to more than 70 museums
- Free Entry to many top attractions
- Free Bike Rental
- Free Use of all public transport
- Free Canal Cruises
- Free Map of Amsterdam
- Free Things To Do in Amsterdam Guide
- Free Gifts such as a walking guide tour, free coffee
- and much more.
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Here are some things you didn’t know about the benefits of the I Amsterdam City Card.
Read this full article to discover all the secrets!
* From January 26, 2022, all museums and attractions in Amsterdam will be open again!
What do you get after purchasing the I Amsterdam City Card?
- Free entry to 70 museums and attractions in Amsterdam, including the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum and more
- Free canal cruise in Amsterdam, Haarlem, the Zaanse Schans (the famous windmilss) and Volendam
- Free Bike Rental to discover Amsterdam by bike (recommended)
- Unlimited use of the GVB public transport in Amsterdam (bus, tram & metro)
- Free entry to A’DAM Lookout observation deck, one of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions, before 6:00 PM
- Free entrance and discounts in Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Volendam
- Free detailed map and things to do guide including opening times and locations of the top attractions in Amsterdam
- Note: You must reserve a time slot for the Van Gogh museum on the official website of I Amsterdam .
To reserve a time slot at the Van Gogh Museum, you must have your City Card at hand.
A small selection of the attractions included with the Card
Discover Amsterdam with the I-Amsterdam City Card App on your smartphone in 4 steps
- Buy the I-Amsterdam City Card
- Download the app (you will receive the link of the app in your email after purchase)
- Add the City Card to the app
- Show the app at attractions and public transport for free admission (complete instructions on how to use the digital City Card will be sent to your email after purchase)
Is the I Amsterdam City Card worth buying?
I Amsterdam City Card Review
Watch the video below of 2 ladies who bought a 72 hour Card, and whether they thought it was worth buying.
They elaborate on their experiences with the card.
Things to do in Amsterdam
When you buy the I Amsterdam City Card , you get free information, guides, maps and brochures that give you plenty of inspiration and ideas about what to do in Amsterdam.
There 5 Versions of the I Amsterdam City Card
I Amsterdam City Card is available in five variants: for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours.
It is impossible to see all the interesting things Amsterdam has to offer in 1 day. Our advice is to choose at least the 48 or 72 hour card.
How do I buy the Amsterdam City Card?
Click on 1 of the links below to buy the card online.
I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD PRICES IN 2022
I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD: HOW DOES IT WORK?
Watch the video below how the card works, or read the text under the video.
You can also pick up the card at I Amsterdam Visitor Center near Amsterdam Central train station if you want a physical version of the card.
You will receive full instructions in your email after purchase.
NEW! You can also download the I Amsterdam app and choose to use your card digitally.
2. Activate your I Amsterdam City Card.
It works automatically, you don’t have to do anything extra. The card has two components:
- Public transport
- Museums and attractions.
Each component is activated individually at the time of first use (the first time you check in on public transport or enter a museum or attraction).
The card comes with instructions in more languages of course.
3. Use your I Amsterdam City Card.
For travel by public transport with the City Card, you only need to scan your card when boarding the bus, tram or metro.
This is called checking in. Just hold your card or smartphone with NFC on before the scanner,
When you exit, do the same (checking out).
How this works exactly is explained in the handy guide that you receive after purchasing the card.
WHICH CANAL CRUISES ARE FREE WITH I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD?
Here is an official full list of participating cruise lines in Amsterdam. You can also take a free cruise in Haarlem, Zaanse Schans and Volendam.
I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD AND TRAVEL BY TRAIN
The bus, metro and tram are included, but the train is not included in the City Card.
If you are planning to explore the Netherlands further, we recommend purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for public transport.
I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD TIPS
On the official website of I Amsterdam you can see what is included in the I amsterdam city card. And here are the hints and hidden treasures of the map, which will make I amsterdam City Card absolutely worth the money you pay.
I amsterdam City card, what is included and is it worth it?
What is good to know to make I Amsterdam City Card absolutely worthwhile?
1. YOU CAN USE YOUR CARD AN EXTRA DAY
Although some people mistakenly believe that I amsterdam City Card is valid for 1 to 5 days, it is valid exactly what your card number says: 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours.
So if you activate your card on your first day, say at 11am, it will be valid until 11am the day after the last one. For example, you can walk into the Artis Royal Zoo at 10:30 AM and spend half the day there.
2. THE TRANSPORT AND MUSEUM COMPONENTS OF THE CARD ARE ACTIVATED SEPARATELY
The City Card contains two elements: one for GVB public transport, the other for museums, attractions and a canal cruise. They are both automatically activated: the transport element the moment you use the tram, bus or metro for the first time.
The museum element – the first time you visit a museum, attraction or canal cruise.
Keeping this in mind, you can plan your itinerary accordingly to make the most of your 24-120 hours in museums and on public transport.
3. FREE GIFTS
Think of a free walking guide in Volendam and Enkhuizen, a free brochure at the VVV Haarlem, a free cup of coffee or tea in a museum café in Naarden (the list of gifts and free extras is subject to change).
4. YOU CAN TRAVEL FROM AMSTERDAM TO SCHIPHOL WITH YOUR I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD
In general, I amsterdam City Card does NOT give you free travel on the train or direct Amsterdam Airport Express bus (bus line 397, which is operated by the company Connexxion).
BUT here’s the trick: you can still travel to/from Schiphol with GVB transport.
If you are traveling from Amsterdam to Schiphol, take tram line 2, which departs from Amsterdam Central. Drive to the Antwerpenbaan tram stop (takes 40 minutes). Here you change to bus line 69 of GVB, in the direction of Schiphol Airport/Plaza, which takes you to the airport in 12 minutes.
You can order your I amsterdam City Card online , pick it up at Schiphol or near Amsterdam Central Station and use it immediately.
I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD PICK UP LOCATION
New: You can also use the card digitally with the free app. You do not have to pick up the physical card if you do not want this, but do everything online. Easy and fast!
Activate the card digitally with the app and show the app at the entrance of the attraction.
You will receive detailed instructions about the map and where to download the app in your email box after purchase.
Do you still want a physical card?
After completing the online booking process, you will receive an email confirmation.
You can show this and pick up your physical I Amsterdam City Card at the following location:
Amsterdam Central Station : I Amsterdam Store, on the north side of the station.
Opening hours may be subject to change.
Use the Digital Version of the I Amsterdam City Card on your Smartphone
- Order and Download the I amsterdam City Card app
- Add your City Card to the app
- Explore Amsterdam with your digital City Card
Frequently asked questions about the I Amsterdam City Card
Can I buy the card in advance?
YES! You can buy the card long in advance, and only activate it when you are in Amsterdam. You will receive instructions on how to do this in your mailbox after purchasing the card.
About Activating your Card
The City Card is activated when entering a museum, attraction or using public transport for the first time. After activation, your City Card is valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours, depending on your card purchase.
How to Visit Museums and Attractions
Show your City Card or the app at the cash register of participating museums and attractions and you will receive access.
Using the card with public transport in Amsterdam
The City Card is valid on all GVB transport. You can recognize the GVB by the blue logo. The GVB operates the bus, tram, metro and ferry services in Amsterdam. The night bus is also included. To check in with GVB transport, hold your City Card in front of the scanner in the bus, tram or metro. When you get out, hold your card in front of the scanner again to check out.
How to take a cruise through the canals
With your City Card you can book a cruise with all major cruise operators. No need to book ahead, just hop on a tour boat of your choice at a time that suits you.
The map manual contains an overview of the participating cruise companies.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Amsterdam
What is so unique about Amsterdam?
What is Amsterdam known for? Amsterdam is known for its beautiful canals, quirky architecture and vibrant nightlife. It’s also a great place to find Dutch art and culture, and the city has a rich history dating back to the 13th century
What should I avoid in Amsterdam?
Things to Avoid in Amsterdam
- Scams when booking accommodation
- By car to the center of Amsterdam
- Tram, bus or train driving without a valid ticket
- Don’t walk along the bike paths
- Do not smoke in trains and train stations
- Avoid using cannabis in public
- No pictures of the windows of the Red Light District
What are the do’s and don’ts in Amsterdam?
Travel tips for Amsterdam
Do not take pictures of the girls in the Red Light District. …
Do not use soft drugs outside a coffee shop. …
Don’t light your joint in a cafe. …
Don’t buy drugs from street dealers. …
Don’t accept drugs (or drinks) …
Don’t get too high (or drunk) …
Don’t walk on the bike paths.
Is it safe to walk in Amsterdam at night?
Most Amsterdam neighborhoods are safe to walk – even alone – with a few exceptions. One place to avoid at nightfall is the Red Light District. Although it is packed with all kinds of people during the day, the area attracts more seedy visitors and bums at night.
Is Amsterdam safe for a single woman?
Amsterdam is a safe city for women of all ages who travel alone or together. Female travelers experience little to no harassment on the street or elsewhere. However, incidents do occur. As everywhere, it is best to observe normal safety measures.
Is Amsterdam safe for couples?
Yes, Amsterdam is a safe city to visit. In the latest Safe City Index (2019), Amsterdam ranks fourth in the list of the safest cities in the world. Although you can freely buy marijuana in coffee shops, smart drugs in smart shops and prostitution is legal, Amsterdam is not a dangerous city.
Is tap water in Amsterdam drinkable?
YES! Tap water in Amsterdam is clean, safe and tasty. You can simply enjoy water from the tap. So no hassle with plastic bottles.
Do you tip in Amsterdam?
In the Netherlands there is no social or written obligation to tip a restaurant employee. However, if you’ve received good service or really enjoyed the food, it’s customary to leave a small tip – about 5-10% of the bill. If your service was only average, round up the bill or leave some change.
What language is spoken in Amsterdam?
The Dutch language
The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. The majority of Amsterdammers speak good English and often speak one or two languages fluently. In Amsterdam you usually get by effortlessly with English without knowing a word of Dutch.
What currency is used in Amsterdam?
As in most European countries, the currency of the Netherlands is the Euro (symbolized as EUR or €). Other currencies are not normally accepted so make sure to change dollars etc at one of the exchange offices in town.
Often you can also pay by credit card, but not everywhere, so it is advisable that you also have Euro cash with you.
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