Free use of Amsterdam's public transport

The I amsterdam City Card consists of two parts: museums/attractions and public transport. The public transport component is activated when you first check in on a GVB bus, tram or metro. After activation, each part is valid for 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours, depending on the duration of the card of your choice. It's also valid for transport at night, such as on night buses, however remember that trams and metros stop running after 00:30.

Please note: 

  • The City Card is only valid for GVB bus, tram and metro lines in Amsterdam. NS train services are not included.
  • Locations that offer discounts with the City Card (rather than free entry) will not activate your card. 

Train travel from the airport

Train travel is not included with the City Card, such as the journey from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station. Instead, you can purchase additional public transport tickets such as the Amsterdam Travel Ticket, or the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket, which is a great way to explore the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.