Explore Amsterdam 

The I amsterdam City Card offers you a unique way to explore Amsterdam. You get access to all major highlights and more than 70 museums, city-wide public transport, a canal cruise and bicycle rent. Major benefits are that you get to skip lines, save money and get exclusive discounts at restaurants, attractions and concerts.

The City Card includes:

Order your City Card in two steps

  1. Choose a card to enter the checkout
  2. In the checkout you can complete your City Card selection

What can you use the card for?

Visit over 70 museums & attractions

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Night Watch Nachtwacht Rembrandt
With the City Card, you get free access to over 70 museums and attractions. Get close to the master painters at the Rijksmuseum, meet monkeys and elephants at ARTIS Royal Zoo, and admire the impressive collection of plants in and around the greenhouses of the almost 400-year-old Hortus botanical garden. Check out the full list of City Card attractions by downloading our booklet below.

Get freebies & discounts

Not only does the City Card provide access to all these museums and attractions, we’d like you to explore even more of what Amsterdam has to offer. With our selected freebies and discounts, you can get a taste of our restaurants and cafés, enjoy performances and hear music, experience the city from a bike or boat and see even more attractions.

Cruise the canals

Canal Company Amsterdam
Cruise the canals with your City Card and enjoy some of Amsterdam’s unique features while getting to see and learn about the city and its historic views, right from the water!

Take city-wide public transport

Get around by using any GVB (blue and white) bus, tram or metro within the Amsterdam city limits. Ferries across the water are already free of charge! Or, get around like a local with 24 hours bike rental.

Season highlight: Amsterdam Light Festival 

This year the Amsterdam Light Festival runs from 28 November until 19 January 2020. It is highly recommended to experience this festival with a canal cruise at night.

Good to know
During the Amsterdam Light Festival you can use your I amsterdam City Card for a traditional canal cruise at all major operators until 15:00. After this time you can only take the traditional canal cruise at Lovers, located at Prins Hendrikkade 25.

Discounted festival cruise
Show your City Card at the counter of canal cruise operators Stromma or Lovers to get a discount on the Amsterdam Light Festival cruise. This exclusive festival cruise is available in the evening starting from 17:00. The cruise will take you along all the works of art, taking a special route to the Eastern docks of Amsterdam.

Top City Card attractions




Van Gogh Museum




ARTIS Royal Zoo


NEMO Science Museum


Zaanse Schans Windmills


Rembrandt House Museum


Muiderslot Castle


Hortus Botanical Garden

Discover the full list of City Card attractions

View list

*Anne Frank House is not included.

Planning a visit to the Van Gogh Museum?
Don’t forget to book your timeslot!

How does the card work?

Getting your card
You can order your card online or buy it at one of our three visitor centres. If you make your purchase online, you can opt to have it shipped home, to your hotel or pick it up once you’re here. If you’re already in town, you can pick it up straight away – there’s no processing time to take into account. For more information about pick-up locations and delivery options, check out Sales & Pick-up points.

Planning your visit
The card comes with a booklet, map and magazine, so you can start planning your trip as soon as it arrives. You can already download the I amsterdam City Card app  for a full list of what’s on offer and mark your personal favourites, browse our website for suggestions and check out some of our recommended itineraries.

Using your card
Your City Card is activated when you first use it. If you, for example, chose a validity of 24 hours, it will run out 24 hours after activating it. To gain entrance to attractions, show your City Card at the ticket counter. Some locations even let you skip the line! The Van Gogh Museum requires you to book a time for your visit in advance. You can easily reserve your timeslot online, which means you’ll be guaranteed entry at the time of your choice. When using public transport, simply scan your Card. Don’t forget to check out when you exit! For freebies and discounts, you can show your City Card at the participating location. When you’re at a restaurant, make sure you mention your card discount before ordering.

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