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Amsterdam Discount Cards & City Passes 2014

amsterdam discount cards museums attractionsAmsterdam Discount Cards & City Passes 2014

Visiting Amsterdam can be an expensive occasion. During high season, prices for a hostel bed or hotels in Amsterdam vary but can be quite high. In addition to this, you are most likely planning to visit some museums and attractions. The good news is there are several ways to save money during your stay in Amsterdam!

Popular by many tourists are the Amsterdam city cards, offering free or discounted entry to museums and attractions. Some city card systems also discount dining, transportation, and leisure activities such as theatre tickets. Below you can find the variety of Amsterdam discount cards you can purchase and may like to consider:

Icon Holland Pass geen ruimte Amsterdam Holland Pass
Icon Iamsterdam geen ruimte I amsterdam city card
Icon Combination Deal geen ruimte Combination Deal
Icon Museumkaart geen ruimte Museumkaart (Museum card)

Article update: November 1, 2014 – New price and more information about Amsterdam Holland Pass

Amsterdam Holland Pass Icon Holland Pass geen ruimte

Holland Pass Discount Amsterdam MuseumsAmsterdam Holland Pass is a pre-paid city pass and discount card allowing free access for many top museums, attractions, activities and public transport in Amsterdam (GVB) and other major cities in The Netherlands. The Amsterdam Holland Pass is available in three packages: 2, 5 or 7 tickets. These tickets will give you free entry to museums and attractions and in addition 1 ticket to use public transport (GVB). A guide for Amsterdam and the Netherlands is included in the price. The major museums as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are included. The city pass also gives fast-track entrance at several major attractions. When you have used all your tickets you can still use the pass for discounted entry up to 50% at most of all the other museums and attractions.
Read more information about Amsterdam Holland Pass Prices from EUR 38

Pros & Cons:

 Widely recognized, great coverage. Can be purchased with a wide variety of options and not limited for a certain time frame (pass is valid until March next year). Cheaper than the I amsterdam City Card. Discounts or free gifts/drinks at restaurants and shops.

 The pass has limited free entry tickets depending on the number of tickets (2, 5 or 7 package deal)

I amsterdam City Card Icon Iamsterdam geen ruimte

i amsterdam city card discountsThe I amsterdam City Card is the “official” city pass. It is a pre-paid pass and discount card allowing free access on many top museums. Furthermore it gives you discount on attractions and activities in Amsterdam. A separate free public transport ticket is included to use the public transport system in Amsterdam. The I amsterdam City Card is available in three package deals with discounts valid for 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours. Major museums as the Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are included. The Rijksmuseum is left out, but the card gives you a discount of € 2, 50 on the ticket price. Read more information about the I amsterdam City Card.

Prices 2014 from EUR 47

Pros & Cons:

All-in-one discount card for museums, attractions, public transport. Within the chosen time limit (24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours) you have free access to almost all museums in Amsterdam.

 No free entry to the Rijksmuseum, only discounts for most of the major attractions, restricted time frame, cheapest card (24 hours) is still expensive (+ EUR 5 compared to 2013)

Combination Deal Icon Combination Deal geen ruimte

Combi deal Amsterdam attractions disocuntsThis is a different type of discount. Combination Deal is not a city card or discount pass. It offers you a unique way to save money on many top museums and attractions in Amsterdam and even more throughout The Netherlands. So the more tickets you combine, the more money you save! Discounted tickets for the major museums as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are available as well as top attractions like the Heineken Experience and Canal Tours. Read more information about Combination Deal discounts.

Discounted tickets only

Pros & Cons:

 No card to carry. You only pay (discounted) entry fees for the museums and attractions of your choice. Great choice if you are only planning to visit a few museums or attractions.

 Limited discounts, no public transport included, no guide or map, no discounts at restaurants and shops.

Museumkaart Icon Museumkaart geen ruimte

museumkaart discountThe ‘Museumkaart’ is a personal museum pass, valid for one year in more than 350 museums in the Netherlands. The museum card offers unlimited free access to museums, but not to other attractions or activities (no discounts or free attractions, no free public transport, no discounts for other attractions, restaurants and shops). If you are planning to stay a bit longer in Amsterdam or (return to) the Netherlands and would like to visit museums only, this is a great deal. Read more infomation about the Museumkaart.

Price EUR 49,95 excl administration fee

Pros & Cons:

 Unlimited access to almost all museums for one year, valid in several cities in The Netherlands.

 No free public transport or attractions, no discounts at shops or restaurants.

Quick links Amsterdam Discount Cards & City Passes

Amsterdam Public Transport Discount

PUBLIC TRANSPORTAmsterdam Discount Cards - Holland PassHol­land Pass
Icon Combination Deal geen ruimteCombi­nation DealIcon Museumkaart geen ruimteMu­seum­kaartIcon Iamsterdam geen ruimteI ams­ter­dam City Card
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
SCHIPHOL AIRPORT EXPRESS (BUS)
= FREE ADMISSION   = DISCOUNT   = NOT INCLUDED/AVAILABLE

Amsterdam Museums Discount

MUSEUMS Icon Holland Pass geen ruimteHol­land PassIcon Combination Deal geen ruimteCombi­nation DealIcon Museumkaart geen ruimteMu­seum­kaartIcon Iamsterdam geen ruimteI ams­ter­dam City Card
RIJKS­MUSEUM
VAN GOGH MUSEUM
STEDELIJK MUSEUM
HERMITAGE MUSEUM
ANNE FRANK HUIS
AMSTER­DAM MUSEUM
SCHEEP­VAART MU­SEUM
ALL­ARD PIER­SON MU­SEUM
GRACH­TEN­HUIS
FOAM
MUSEUM WILLET-­HOLTHUYSEN
TROPEN MUSEUM
AMSTERDAM TULIP MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES
BIBLICAL MUSEUM
DIAMOND MUSEUM
EYE FILM INSTITUTE
MUSEUM OUR LORD IN THE ATTIC
DE NIEUWE KERK AMSTERDAM
THE OLD CHURCH
THE REMBRANDT HOUSE MUSEUM
JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM * *
PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE * *
HOUSEBOAT MUSEUM
MUSEUM GEELVINCK HINLOPEN HUIS
MUSEUM VAN LOON
MUSEUM OF MEDIEVAL TORTURE INSTRUMENTS
SLOTEN WINDMILL – COOPERY MUSEUM
DUTCH RESISTANCE MUSEUM
HOLLANDSE SCHOUWBURG * *
= FREE ADMISSION   = DISCOUNT   = NOT INCLUDED/AVAILABLE
* Admission 1 ticket for Jewish Cultural Quarter (incl. Jewish Historical Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, Hollandse Schouwburg & JHM Children Museum)

Amsterdam Attractions Discount

ATTRAC­TIONSIcon Holland Pass geen ruimteHol­land PassIcon Combination Deal geen ruimteCombi­nation DealIcon Museumkaart geen ruimteMu­seum­kaartIcon Iamsterdam geen ruimteI ams­ter­dam City Card
CANAL CRUISE
HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE
AMSTERDAM TOURIST BUS
MADAME TUSSAUDS
HOP ON HOP OFF BUS
XTRA COLD ICE BAR
ARTIS ROYAL ZOO
HOUSE OF BOLS
AMSTERDAM DUNGEON
CANAL BUS HOP ON HOP OFF
NEMO SCIENCE CENTRE
HORTUS BOTANICUS
AJAX EXPERIENCE closed closed closed closed
AMSTERDAM ARENA: WORLD OF AJAX
PANCAKE BOAT AMSTERDAM
REYPENAER CHEESE TASTING ROOMS
HET KATTEN­KABINET
AMSTERDAM CASTLE MUIDERSLOT
OLYMPISCH STADION AMSTERDAM
HOLLAND CASINO
= FREE ADMISSION   = DISCOUNT   = NOT INCLUDED/AVAILABLE

Amsterdam Activities & Excursions Discount

ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONSAmsterdam Discount Cards - Holland PassHol­land Pass
Icon Combination Deal geen ruimteCombi­nation DealIcon Museumkaart geen ruimteMu­seum­kaartIcon Iamsterdam geen ruimteI ams­ter­dam City Card
PUBCRAWL
BAR GUIDE
BIKE RENTAL
CANAL BIKE
EXCURSION:
KEUKENHOF 2014
1)
EXCURSION:
BRUGES
1)
EXCURSION:
VOLENDAM, MARKEN & WINDMILLS
1)
EXCURSION:
GRAND HOLLAND TOUR
1)
= FREE ADMISSION   = DISCOUNT   = NOT INCLUDED/AVAILABLE  | 1) 20% discount on excursions at Tours & Tickets shops

Amsterdam Performances & Concerts Discount

PERFOR­MANCES & CONCERTSAmsterdam Discount Cards - Holland PassHol­land Pass
Icon Combination Deal geen ruimteCombi­nation DealIcon Museumkaart geen ruimteMu­seum­kaartIcon Iamsterdam geen ruimteI ams­ter­dam City Card
BOOM CHICAGO
CONCERT­GEBOUW  1)
DELAMAR THEATER 1)
MUZIEK­THEATER AMSTER­DAM 2)
MUZIEK­­­GEBOUW
AAN ‘T IJ
2)
= FREE ADMISSION   = DISCOUNT   = NOT INCLUDED/AVAILABLE   = FREE GIFT/DRINK ONLY | 1) 25% discount on last minute tickets |  2) 25% discount on all tickets

Amsterdam Restaurants & Shops Discount

RESTAURANTS
& SHOPS
Amsterdam Discount Cards - Holland PassHol­land Pass
Icon Combination Deal geen ruimteCombi­nation DealIcon Museumkaart geen ruimteMu­seum­kaartIcon Iamsterdam geen ruimteI ams­ter­dam City Card
RESTAURANTS  
SHOPS  
= FREE ADMISSION   = DISCOUNT   = NOT INCLUDED/AVAILABLE   = FREE GIFT/DRINK

 

 


13 Comments
  1. I will be staying in holland and would like to visit both Amsterdam and other parts of netherlands. I am staying 5 days in amsterdam then 5 days in paris and back amsterdam for another 4 days. I cannt deide which card is better for me as i prefer to visit as many museums as possible

  2. Hi, I am visiting Amsterdam soon. Will it be possible to buy the Holland Pass from the Airport itself?

  3. We will be in Amsteram fom 8/17 (afternoon) flying out on 8/20 (morning). We would like to include a dinner canal tour, The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and a trip to Edam, Volendam and Marken. We will be staying in the Dam Square area. Thinking about the Holland Pass but is this the best option and if so at what level should we purchase.

    Also, how do we receive the pass as it also includes a travel guide and map?

    Regina Ranish, USA

  4. Are the museums and other sights open on Mondays?

  5. Hello,

    We will only visit Amsterdam for one day, and we definitely want to visit the Madam Tusseud WAX museum. I think the Holland pass is the best for us, but I don’t know whether the 2 or the 5 free entry version to buy. I don’t know how much time the visits will take? We will have time from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.. How much time we will need for the wax museum and lets say for example for the Van Gogh museum? I was able to find the tulip list, can you please tell me which list is valid for the windmill?

    Thanks.

    Manna and Roland

  6. hallo.
    we will be in amsterdam from 08-06-2014 till 11-06-2014 (2 persons). Can you recommend a discount card for this period. also what can you recommend for us to see in this period?

    thanks in advance

    George, manana

  7. Hello,

    Is Hollad pass personal or can tickets from pass be used by who ever?

    Waiting for your reply before friday morning..:)

    Br:
    HAnnu

    • Dear Hannu,

      The Holland Pass is valid per person. So you can’t buy 1 Holland Pass and use the tickets for 2 persons.
      Best Regards,
      Jan

  8. Hi Kelvin,
    We recommend the Amsterdam Holland Pass for your visit, but it depends on what you want to do during your visit to Amsterdam. If you would like to visit some museums (incl Rijksmuseum), attractions, take a canal tour and use the public transport, the Amsterdam Holland Pass is ideal and will save you a lot of money. You can have a look at http://www.amsterdamtourist.info/tips/amsterdamdiscount-cards/amsterdam-holland-pass/#examples for Amsterdam Holland Pass discount examples.
    For events in September you can have a look at http://www.amsterdamtourist.info/things-to-do-in-amsterdam/events-in-amsterdam/september-in-amsterdam/.
    Cheers!

  9. Hi, we will be in Amsterdam for 26th-28th September. Can you recommend a discount card for this period. We will be departing from the International Airpport 28/9. Also, are there any good shows on during this period.

    Thanks, Kelvin Davies New Zealand.

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