It's great way to save money for a first time visitor who plans to visit something besides coffeeshop. Pass gives you unlimited use of public transport and free entrance to numerous museums (including Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum). You’ll also get a free map (a very good one with street index) and a guidebook, which gives a brief review of all the museums.
Passes area available for 24, 48 and 72 hours/ price 26, 36, 46 eur. Read more about the Pass on Internet - http://www.visitamsterdam.nl/gb/
My personal experience is that 48-hour pass is not enough. There is only limited amount of culture one can enjoy in a day. The price might seem a bit too much at first but just by visiting 2 museums, taking two boat trips on the canals and use the tram - you have won already.
I think I read from somewhere that you don’t have to queue - but this isn’t true. Just by showing the plastic card to the security wont allow you the entrance. You will still have to stand in line so they can pull your card through and give you the ticket.
If you plan on visiting quite a few of the Amsterdam Museums then the Amsterdam pass is a great value. It cost me approximately 35 euros or so for 2 days of access to most (nut not all) of the museums, access to the trams and two canal boat tours.
It costs 26 euro for one day
36 for two
46 for 3
I like this option more then the Holland pass compare the sites.
i copy this from the site below
The IAmsterdam Pass is available for
I Amsterdam Card for 24 hours - € 42
I Amsterdam Card for 48 hours - € 52
I Amsterdam Card for 72 hours - € 62.
this includes public transport pass too ( you need to check in and out with this pass)
at the moment the plastic card is for museums and the paper one for public transport.
Purchase your City Card after arrival
You can also buy your I amsterdam City Card after you arrive in Amsterdam. It is available at a wide variety of sales outlets throughout the city, including:
Arrivals Hall 2: Holland Tourist Information
Amsterdam Tourist Office, Stationsplein 10 (opposite the main station entrance)
Ticketshop Leidseplein (TLP), Leidseplein 26 (in the Stadsschouwburg building)
Keytours, Paulus Potterstraat 8 (near Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum)
Get day passes to ride to the trams, buses, and metro if your stay is three days or more.
Day and week passes and strippencards are valid on all trams, buses and metros, and also on trains within the city limits ( an exception is Schiphol airport: you have to buy a train ticket ). You must stamp a day or week pass the first time you use it only.
The trams run until just after midnight ( the last trams leave Centraal Station at 12.15 ). After that there is an hourly service of night buses from Centraal Station.
Fondest memory: Riding the trams can be quite an adventure itself so if you are planning to use them a lot to get around town purchase a day(s) pass from the GVB tourist office outside Central Station, next to the VVV. They range in price according to amount of days you want, 3, 5, 7 or 9 day passes are available. Pictured are 3 day passes for 10,70 Euro and the 9 day passes are 23 Euro.
**There is also a free map of all tram and bus routes available from VVV tourist offices or the GVB office.
The "I amsterdam card" is a product Amsterdam Tourism & Convention Board. The card comprises a transportation ticket, a chip card (for free admission to the museums) and a book guide (a voucher booklet for discounts at restaurants and tourist attractions).
The "I amsterdam card" is available at all local tourist information offices.
The Amsterdam card is your entrance ticket to a long list of Amsterdam museums, city's attractions and all buses, trams and metro in Amsterdam. Please note, train tickets to and from the airport are not included in the product.
There are three different Amsterdam card types available, and starts to expire since the first use:
For more information visit the homepage:
If you are in the city for 24/ 48 / 72 hours as a first timer and want to do most of the things that tourists do - I think this package is neat and cheap. Check out the website it packs in quite a bit - you wont have the time to include in everything.
IF YOU WANT TO USE THE COUPON FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT YOU NEED TO GET IT WHEN YOU BUY THIS PASS AND NOT AT THE PUBLIC TRANPORT.
i DONT THINK THIS IS THE BEST OFFER IN CARDS SO CHECK IT YOURSELF.
Free use of public transport for 24 hours in Amsterdam.
Discount at 50 major museums and attractions.
Discount at many restaurants and shops.
Fast track entry at the major museums and attractions of Amsterdam.
Free guide book of Amsterdam.
Holland Pass - 2 Free Tickets €33
Holland Pass - 5 Free Tickets €48 kids €38
Holland Pass - 7 Free Tickets €68
Think this is all in 24 hour.
Mon - Fri: 07.00 - 21.00 h, Sat - Sun: 10.00 - 18.00 h
The GVB 24/48-hour ticket is available at GVB Ticket & Info, Stationsplein Amsterdam (opposite Amsterdam Central Station)
Some people found out to late and the office was closed
31 (0)20 419 32 20
Want to have general information about the city, events, shops, restaurants etc...
I suggest to go and check out the official Rovaniemi city web site, you can also download brochures, maps, etc...
Discover Amsterdam with the Amsterdam PASS,
In addition to public transport and a free round trip of the Canals, almost all the Amsterdam museums can be visited free of charge with the PASS.
You will receive a 25% discount at restaurants and tourist attractions...and a whole lot more.
In total, the PASS could save you more than a 100 Euros.
Fondest memory: The Amsterdam PASS can be bought for one, two of three days and consists of a chip card, a public transport ticket and the full-color AMSTERDAM PASS GUIDE.
The discounts on tourist attractions, as well as the free admission to Holland Casino and the free guided tour of Amsterdam Diamond Group, are valid upon presentation of your AMSTERDAM PASS.
In many of the tourist guides and brochures, you will see a lot of promotion for the "iAmsterdam" card which gives you a free pass to most of the major museums and some attractions in Amsterdam and includes a transport pass for the Metro and trams. You can purchase one that covers 24, 48 or 72 hours. The top cost at the moment is 58 euros for the three day card. You can also get a Museumkaart that is almost the same thing, allowing entry into most of the same major museums. The cost is, with fees, about 40 euro and it's good for a full year. There is no transport included.
What i find is that the short term cards find you rushing from museum to museum to attraction to fit everything in so that you can say you broke even or saved money. In up to three days, that's a lot of overload. You don't end up doing anything else aside from going in and out of museums, churches etc. The iAmsterdam card also gives you discounts on other things like canal cruises and some restaurants so that's also good but there are plenty of cheaper, less known places to eat or shop that will be cheaper anyway.
In my opinion, i think the museum card is the better deal because it's good for a year. There's no rush to see everything and the real advantage is that it's good at museums and sites all over The Netherlands so if you're doing day trips or traveling around, it'll save you a lot of money.
Of course, it depends on where you're going and for how long and what kinds of things you like to do and see. For me, getting the museum card and buying strippenkaart transport tickets, which are also good in many other Dutch cities, (or the new chip card) would be the way to go. If i was only going to be in Amsterdam and only for a few days, i'd assess what i *realistically* thought i'd be able to see and add up the costs of the entry fees. Chances are I wouldn't see enough to make the cost worth it, even if it does give me access to the "fast lane" and avoid the queues in the ticket lines. If you go early enough to the really popular places, you can usually avoid the worst of the lines. Another way to avoid those lines is buy the tickets online, quite often at a bit of a discount.
Fondest memory: For our first trip to Amsterdam, Because the Rembrandthuis was closed, we didn't get the card and we never did get to some of the other attractions on our list. We only ended up going to the Rijkesmuseum that needed paying an entrance fee and also to the open air museum in Arnhem. The museum card would have cost twice what those entrance fees did. You have to make your list, check the cost of individual entry fees, and make your decision. It's sometimes a crap shoot if you don't get to all the places you plan to.
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