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Discover Amsterdam with the

I amsterdam City Card

The I amsterdam City Card offers 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.

See how the City Card works

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Discover Amsterdam's museums and attractions with one card
Travel the city carefree with unlimited public transport
Explore the city effortlessly with the I amsterdam City Card app
A'dam building in Amsterdam with the lookout tower, revolving restaurant and swim. Dutch attraction for tourism and views in gorgeous sunshine with blue sky

All activities included in the City Card


Museums and attractions

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


Public transport

Enjoy city-wide public transport by metro, tram, bus and ferry.


Canal Cruise

Discover Amsterdam from the water with a unique canal cruise.


Bike rental

Rent a bike for a full day and explore like the locals

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Order your City Card

Choose the duration of your City Card

24 hours


48 hours


72 hours


96 hours


120 hours

Total € 0,00
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The City Card in three steps


Get your card

Order your City Card online, or visit the I amsterdam Store at Amsterdam Central Station to buy one.


Activate your card

You choose when to activate your City Card. Activate the digital card in the app. The physical card is activated when you first use it.


Use your card

To visit City Card locations, simply show your card at the entrance. Scan your card when entering any bus, tram or metro.

Good to know

How to activate your City Card
You can activate your City Card whenever you like. Buy the City Card at any time, and activate your card when you are ready to start exploring the city. If you choose to get the physical City Card, your card will be activated when you first use it in Amsterdam. If you choose to get the digital City Card you can activate your card via the I amsterdam City Card app. Download the app here.
How to get on a canal cruise
You can use your City Card to enjoy a canal cruise at all major canal tour operators in Amsterdam. There is no need to book ahead. Find a departure location near you and hop on a canal boat at a time that suits you. Find departure locations here.
How to use public transport in Amsterdam
The City Card is valid on all transport by GVB. You can recognize the GVB by the blue logo. The GVB operates the bus, tram, metro, and ferry lines in Amsterdam. The night bus is also included. You can use a physical or a digital City Card to check in and out of public transport. More on public transport.
About the I amsterdam City Card app
Get the most out of your trip with the official I amsterdam City Card app. When you choose the digital City Card you can upload your City Card to the app and use your smartphone to visit museums, attractions, and public transport. Share your City Cards with your friends by transferring the cards to their phones. Lastly, save your favourite locations to create your own itinerary.

About booking timeslots
Most City Card locations don't require you to book a timeslot in advance, but some do. Make sure to check if you need to book a time slot in advance.