Using the I amsterdam City Card

Discover Amsterdam with the City Card! Enjoy free entry to lots of top sights, exclusive discounts and great deals.

Learn how to use your City Card

Start making plans and find out everything you don’t want to miss during your stay. Check out our official I amsterdam City Card app, browse our list of current events and recommended itineraries or come and see us for advice at our I amsterdam Store at the Amsterdam Central Station.

Practical City Card information

Pick up and activate your City Card

Collect your City Card in our I amsterdam store. Already have it? Your City Card will activate automatically twice: the first time you visit a museum or attraction and on the first use of public transport.

Collect Your Card

Book time slots

Find out how to book a time slot to your favorite museum. Browse the full list of I amsterdam City Card locations and activities and find updated information on how to book your time slot to visit them. 

Find a time slot

Using public transport in Amsterdam

Getting around in Amsterdam

Your City Card provides unlimited access to public transport within the Amsterdam city limits. You can use any GVB (blue and white) bus, tram or metro. Ferries across the water are free. Plan your trip or view schedules here.

Arriving in Amsterdam

Smart Mobility in the Amsterdam Area
Planning to take a train from the airport? That trip is not included with the Card, but you can purchase a ticket at the help desks at Schiphol Plaza. You can also book your train ticket in advance.

Bike rental in Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card
Looking to rent a bike? You can do that for free with your City Card. Check out the full list of rental locations in Amsterdam and discover the city like a local with a variety of cycling routes.

Traveling outside Amsterdam

Zaandam
Explore the Amsterdam region with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket. This ticket offers unlimited transport by bus, tram, train, and metro beyond Amsterdam city limits. You can buy it online or at our I amsterdam Store. 
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Need help?

Your City Card has two chips that are activated separately. One chip activates when first entering a museum or attraction. The other chip activates when first using public transport. After activation each chip in your City Card is valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours, depending on your card purchase.

Present your City Card at the ticket counter of participating museums and attractions and you will gain entrance. At the Rijksmuseum, you can skip the line and present your City Card at a separate desk.

The City Card is valid on all transport by GVB. You can recognize the GVB by their blue logo. The GVB operates the bus, tram, metro and ferry lines in Amsterdam. The night bus is also included. To check into GVB transport you hold your City Card in front of the scanner on the bus, tram or metro. When you’re getting off, hold your card in front of the scanner again to check out.

Due to current safety measures you are now required to book time slots before visiting any City Card location. To help you make the most of your Amsterdam visit we have listed all City Card attractions and activities and added information and instructions on how to safely visit each venue, activity, restaurant or bar. Browse through all City Card locations and find out how to book your time slot here.

Please refer to our detailed FAQ section for answers on the most popular queries. For other questions, you can reach out through our Customer Care