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.

  • Over 70 world class museums, top attractions and activities
  • City-wide public transport by metro, tram, bus and ferry 
  • Unique boat cruise over Amsterdam's historic canals

Activities included in the City Card


Museums and attractions

Get access to over 70 museums and top attractions in Amsterdam.
public transport

Public transport

City-wide public transport by metro, tram, bus and ferry.
Canal Company Amsterdam

Canal cruise

Discover Amsterdam from the water with a unique 1 hour canal cruise.
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Bike rental

Travel like the locals, use your City Card to rent a bike for a full day.

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

Top City Card attractions


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Van Gogh Museum

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ARTIS Royal Zoo

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NEMO Science Museum

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Zaanse Schans Windmills

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Rembrandt House

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Muiderslot Castle

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Hortus Botanical Garden

City Card included

*Anne Frank House is not included.

The City Card in three simple steps

    Get your card
    Order your City Card online, or swing by one of our Visitor Centres in Amsterdam to buy one. You can choose to ship your card to your home, to your hotel, or pick it up at one of our conveniently located  Visitor Centres.

    Activate your card
    The City Card has two components; entrance to museums and attractions, and public transport. Each component is activated separately at first use. So the first time you visit a museum or attraction, or use public transport. 

    Use your card
    To visit museums and attractions, simply show your City Card at the ticket counter. Traveling by public transport is really easy with the City Card. Just scan your card when entering any bus, tram or metro. 

Good to know

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.

You can use your City Card to book a canal cruise at all major canal tour operators. There is no need to book ahead, just hop on a canal boat of your choice at a time that suits you.

To visit the Van Gogh Museum you are required to book a time slot in advance. You can do this up to two months in advance. To book a time slot you can use the order number on your City Card voucher. This voucher will be send to you via e-mail right after your purchase. Another option is to use the number on the back of your physical City Card. The time slot booking page can be found here.

See how it works

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