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The National Museum Card (Museumkaart) offers unlimited free access to almost all museums in The Netherlands. According to new rules, only Dutch residents can use the National Museum Card (museumkaart) for a full one year after registering it online. To others the card will expire after 31 days. The new ‘Museumkaart’ costs € 54.95 (excluding EUR 4.95 administration fee) for adults and €32.45 for teenagers up to 18 years of age.

This is the real deal for museum lovers! You will save money if you visit more than 5 or 6 museums during your stay (depending on the entrance fee). The ‘Museumkaart’ is available at all the museums accepting the ‘Museumkaart’ and at the ‘Amsterdams Uitburo’ (location: Leidseplein). It is very easy to purchase; you only have to fill out a form and the card is ready for use. People living in The Netherlands can buy the card online. They have the advantage that the card is valid for one year.

Pros & Cons:

 Visit the same museum several times. Compared to other discount cards, the good thing about the ‘Museumkaart’ is that you can visit the same museum as many times as desired during your stay in Amsterdam or The Netherlands. Other discount cards like the Amsterdam Holland Pass or I amsterdam City Card only allows you to visit the museum once.

 No Attractions and Public Transport included. The ‘Museumkaart’ may give you unlimited access to many museums, but the card offers no discounts or free access for attractions or canal cruises, no free public transport, no bicycle rental and no discounts at restaurants and shops are included.


Amsterdams Uitburo Location Leidseplein

The ‘Museumkaart’ is available at all the museums accepting the ‘Museumkaart’ and at the ‘Amsterdams Uitburo’ (location: Leidseplein)


Museums in Amsterdam with Free Entrance Museumkaart


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  1. Sometimes we receive the question “Can I skip the line with a Museumkaart?”
    Some information:
    At most of the museums you just queue up as normal and present your museum card at the ticket counter. There are some execptions at the more popular museums.
    Van Gogh Museum has a fast-lane entry for Museumkaart holders.
    Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Maritime Museum you just get your museum card scanned at the main entrance (no need to queue at the sales desk).
    – The Hermitage Museum has self-scan machines for museum cards in the foyer.
    Anne Frank House: avoid the long queues and pre-book your ticket online which gives you a specific entry time. Museumkaart holders get free entry and only need to pay a €0.50 fee during the online booking process. You only need to show the card when you arrive at the museum.

    Kind Regards,

  2. I bought a museum card in October but have lost it. I live in the UK but am planning to come to Amsterdam in July. Is there any way I can get it replaced without buying a new one?

  3. I bought a museum card in October but have lost it. I live in the uk but am planning to come to amsterdam in July. Is there anyway I can replace this?

  4. It states that the ticket may be purchased at any museum where it is accepted- but other sites state that this is only at certain of those museums.

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