I Amsterdam City Card, is it worth it?

Are you thinking of buying the I Amsterdam City Card wave Amsterdam Pass but you don't know if they are worth it? In this post we help you clear up all doubts about the Amsterdam tourist cards!

In Amsterdam there are several tourist cardsthe I Amsterdam City Card It is the best known of all and one of the most recommended.

In this post we tell you all the differences between the Amsterdam tourist cards and everything that each one includes.

Depending on your trip, you will be more interested in one or the other, or perhaps neither!

For a first trip to Amsterdam in 3 days, in our opinion the I Amsterdam City Card wave Go City Amsterdam Pass are the most suitable.

In this post we try to resolve all doubts so that you enjoy Amsterdam to the fullest and above all you have the feeling of having spent your money in the best way.

Amsterdam Tourist Card Comparison - Index:

I Amsterdam City Card and other tourist cards

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  • Amsterdam tourist cards
  • Comparison of Amsterdam tourist cards
  • Tourist card I Amsterdam City Card
  • Go City Amsterdam Pass tourist card
  • Go City Explorer Tourist Card
  • Holland Pass tourist card
  • Tickets to tourist attractions in Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam tourist cards


    If you are looking for a quick summary of tourist cards I Amsterdam City Card, Go City Amsterdam Pass, Go City Explorer and Museumkaart Tourist Cardcontinue reading!

    In the next section we compare them in more detail. and we explain the pros and cons of each one but here we leave you a brief summary:

    The tourist card I Amsterdam City Card It is more focused on museums, it also allows us to access the public transport network of Amsterdam and a cruise through the Amsterdam canals. More info.

    The tourist card Go City Amsterdam Pass It is more aimed at attractions but it is similar to the previous one, it allows us to access a large number of attractions and some museums during certain days. They have some differences that you will quickly see in the table below. More info.

    The tourist card Go City Explorer It is the only one that is paid by number of attractions, you can choose from 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, it is ideal if you want to see few attractions and with peace of mind. More info.

    The Holland Pass It no longer exists, it stopped working in 2020.

    The Museumkaart Tourist Cardit gives access to more than 400 museums throughout the country, it is designed for residents, if you know Dutch and you plan to spend a while in the country, you may be interested, you have to activate the card on their website and it is only in Dutch. More info.

    Amsterdam tourist cards

    To stay in Amsterdam we chose the leonardo royal hotelIt had a metro stop at the door and in a few minutes we were in the center of Amsterdam, 100% recommended.


    Comparison of Amsterdam tourist cards


    To make it more visual, we have prepared this comparative table with what we believe to be the three main tourist cards for Amsterdam: The I Amsterdam City Card, the Go City Amsterdam Pass and the Go City Explorer.

    He too price of all activities if we bought the tickets for free.

    We have not included the Museumkaart card because we believe that very few travelers can benefit from its advantages, it is more designed for residents.

    We advise you to make a list of all the places you plan to visitthe post from Amsterdam in 4 days can help you with this topic and you can also see many photos.

    Once you are clear about what you plan to visit, the following table will quickly help you to know if it is interesting for you to buy a tourist card in Amsterdam.

    Comparison I Amsterdam, Go City Amsterdam Pass and Go City Explorer


    Tourist card I Amsterdam City Card

    The most popular card to visit Amsterdam is the I Amsterdam City Cardwith it you have access to most of the city's museums, including the Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseumas well as discounts on some attractions.

    It is bought for days and is ideal for a getaway to Amsterdam in which we can squeeze the card and save a lot of money on tickets.

    Besides, the I Amsterdam City Card includes all public transport of the city of the company GVB.

    we can buy online, it is digital and it is not necessary to pick it up physically.

    The cards work for hours, if we buy the 48-hour card and start using it at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, it will serve us until 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Types of modalities of the I Amsterdam Card (2023 prices):

    • 1 day (24 hours) €60.
    • 2 days (48 hours) €85.
    • 3 days (72 hours) €110.
    • 4 days (96 hours) €125.
    • 5 days (120 hours) €135.

    See prices of the I Amsterdam City Card updates and more info.

    PROS:

    • Access to public transport in Amsterdam from the GVB company.
    • Discount on other activities that are not included, such as renting bikes or the A'DAM viewpoint.
    • It is digital and it is not necessary to pick it up physically.

    CONS:

    • Admission to Mirador A'Dam and the Heineken Experience are not included.
    I Amsterdam Card

    Go City Amsterdam Pass tourist card

    Is the main competitor of the I Amsterdam City Cardboth work for days but differ in the type of activities they include.

    The Go City Amsterdam Pass tourist card It is more focused on tourist attractions, such as the A'Dam viewpoint or the Heineken Experience, but it also includes access to the most important museum in the city, the Rijksmuseum.

    Since they are not the same attractions, it is interesting that you look at the table above in which we have compared the two cards, and see which one interests you the most on your next trip to Amsterdam.

    Types of modalities of the Amsterdam Pass (prices 2023):

    • 1 day (24 hours) €64.
    • 2 days (48 hours) €84.
    • 3 days (72 hours) €99.
    • 5 days (120 hours) €124.

    See prices of Go City Amsterdam Pass updated.

    PROS:

    • Everything is managed 100% online.
    • It includes the Mirador A'Dam and the Heineken Experience.
    • Hop on - hop off tourist boats.

    CONS:

    • Includes different tours and excursions that are not in Spanish.
    • Does not include access to the Van Gogh museum.
    • Does not include public transportation.
    Go City Amsterdam card, New York tourist cards

    Go City Explorer Tourist Card

    Unlike the other cards, this one works by number of attractions, so we pay for a number of activities that we are going to enjoy.

    with this youtourist card there is really no considerable savings Compared to buying the tickets separately, but if you plan to buy the pass for 5 or 6 attractions then it might be interesting.

    It is activated the moment we use it in the first chosen activity and we have up to 60 days to enjoy the rest of the activities.

    The Go City Explorer Tourist Card It is also focused on tourist attractions, has access to a'dam lookoutthe Heineken Experience and boat cruise.

    It also includes access to some of the most important museums in the city such as the Rijksmuseum or the Moco Museum - Banksy.

    Types of Go City Explorer modalities (2023 prices):

    • 3 attractions - €69.
    • 4 attractions - €84.
    • 5 attractions - €99.
    • 6 attractions - €114.
    • 7 attractions - €129.

    See updated Go City Explorer prices and more info. Prices change and they often offer offers, we recommend you check their website to ensure the price.

    PROS:

    • Everything is managed 100% online.
    • You can choose the A'Dam Lookout, the Heineken Experience and some important museums.

    CONS:

    • There is not much saving compared to buying the tickets separately.
    • Does not include access to the Van Gogh museum.
    • Does not include public transportation.
    Van Gogh Museum | Amsterdam tourist cards
    Van Gogh Museum | Amsterdam tourist cards

    Holland Pass tourist card

    The Holland Pass tourist card stopped working in 2020 and is no longer available.


    Tickets to tourist attractions in Amsterdam

    If after reading the article you think that it is not interesting for you to buy any tourist card, you can buy tickets online to save time:

    Anne Frank House-Museum. book ticket.
    Rijksmuseum. book ticket.
    Heineken Experience. book ticket.
    Van Gogh Museum. book ticket.
    A'Dam Lookout. book ticket.


    So far the article on the Amsterdam tourist cards!

    As we said at the beginning, there is no card better than another, you have to find the one that best suits your tripwhat you want to visit and your way of traveling.

    The best is that make a list of the attractions you would like to visit in Amsterdamthe table that we indicated above can help you.

    In the table you can see how much it would cost visiting them separately and how much you would save with each card.

    Have you already tried the I Amsterdam City Card or any other Amsterdam tourist card? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments!

    Other articles from our trip to Amsterdam:

    AMSTERDAM IN 3 DAYS, DAILY ROUTE.
    AMSTERDAM IN 4 DAYS, DAILY ROUTE.
    WHERE TO STAY IN AMSTERDAM.
    TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO AMSTERDAM.
    WHAT TO VISIT IN AMSTERDAM.
    HOW TO MOVE AROUND AMSTERDAM.

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