Amsterdam, the Venice of the North, a beautiful dream suspended over the water of its canals.
It attracts millions of tourists every year, most of them are seduced by its facade as the city of sinners, with the Red Lights Districts and the Coffee Shops. But Amsterdam is much more than just a place to smoke legal weed!
If you come here just to do that, we don’t judge you; we are open-minded!
But for everyone else, for everyone who wants to explore the city: we have something for you.
The “I AmSterdam City Card” is simply the best way to live Amsterdam as a tourist. This city card gives you an incredible amount of free passes and discounts to museums, attractions, restaurants, transport and everything else you need to enjoy your time.
But we don’t expect you take our word for it. So we are going to show you this amazing offer in all its aspects. And it's a long journey, so be ready.
How to get around Amsterdam with I AmSterdam City Card?
Let's get down to basics: how are you going to move around? Amsterdam has an excellent public transport system, with tramways, buses and an underground with five lines. The whole city is covered with an efficient service.
ALL OF THIS is free with I Amsterdam City Card! Feel free to jump on every bus or tramways, how many times you need to! Everything with the GVB name on it (the public company that manages the service) is free game.
Do you want more freedom of movement? The City Card will give you 25% discounts on the major bike rentals of the city! Amsterdam is full of bikers and you will feel at home here!
Now that you can move, let’s see where you can go!
What Museums are included in I AmSterdam City Card?
There are over 60 museums you can visit for free with this card. Yes, you read it right: over 60. Almost every interesting place of the city is open for you. They are literally too many to list here, we can introduce you to the most loved ones. Here’s our little top 5:
1- Van Gogh Museum
Can the most famous Amsterdam attraction be missed? Of course it can‘t! The world-known Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters.
2 - Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artifacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
3 - ARTIS Royal Zoo
It isn‘t a proper museum but it has a lot of history on its back. ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the city's centre.
It’s a place where nature and cultural heritage come together; a place where history has been created since 1838 and where new stories are created daily.
4 - Stedelijk Museum
The Stedelijk Museum is the largest Dutch museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The collection contains extraordinary pieces made both by international and Dutch artists. It’s located in Museumplein, the square dedicated to art where also the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are.
5- Rembrandt House
During the peak of his career, Rembrandt lived in this house located just off Waterlooplein in the heart of Amsterdam. It is now a museum dedicated to both his life and his work, with an exhibition that covers the various aspects of its persona: Rembrandt as an artist, as a teacher, as a collector, as an entrepreneur, and as a simple Amsterdammer.
Discount on concerts with I AmSterdam City Card!
We sure you love music too, and with the City Card you will have discounts to some exclusives experience!
There is something for everyone’s taste here. If you like jazz, we suggest you a visit to Bimhuis, the temple of jazz in Amsterdam, both in its traditional and experimental version.
If you like classical music, there are two options for you: The Royal Concertgebouw, that is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, along with places such as Boston’s Symphony Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna, or the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, that is, as the name says, the national theatre for the opera and the ballet, with a program full of evergreens performed by the best artists in Europe.
The last but not least, if you are into contemporary classical music, you can‘t miss Muziekgebouw, the place where the avant-garde, up-coming trends come to shine.
With the I AmSterdam City Card you can book every concert in these places with a 25% discount!
Can I get restaurant discounts with I AmSterdam City Card?
Cultural activities are good but we can‘t live on art and music only. Therefore, the I AmSterdam City Card offers some crazy discounts on pub and restaurants too. You have a 25% discount on bakeries and cafè like the Pancake Bakery and the Amsterdam Bakery or the fancy Grand Cafè Amstelhoeck. The same discount goes for restaurants: you can choose between classic Dutch places like the Restaurant Cafè In De Waag and Restaurant de IJ-kantine or exotic ones like the Italian Restaurant Pasta e Basta (with live music) and the Asiatic Wagamama, focused on noodles. On top of this, if you like cheese, there are two cheese farmhouse in the city where you can have a tasting session with the 25% discount.
After dinner, you can enjoy (for free) a shot of true Dutch gin at De Drie Fleschjes, a historical pub/distillery in the heart of Amsterdam: here you can drink the Tradition sit outside, in the canals’ bank.
Admire the city from the water
Aren‘t we missing something? We were talking about the "Venice of the North”, suspended over the water, and there is nothing to navigate them? Of course, there is!
The most booked attraction in Amsterdam is COMPLETELY FREE with the City Card: the Canal Cruise!
Having a cruise on this panoramic boat is the best way to start your journey in the city, watching buildings, monuments and streets pass over from the river.
Other than this cruise free of charge, the City Card gives you good discounts for different options to navigate the canals. You can rent a motorboat or pedal boat and be your own captain, or rent some fancy boat with a professional skipper on it. The last option is a common kind of tour in many European Capitals: the Hop On/Hop Off Bus tour. Usually, you enjoy the city on panoramic buses you can use any time you want to. But here in Amsterdam the Hop On/Hop Off experience isn’t on a bus, but on a boat! You can move around in the city by water, jumping on a cruise and jumping off, reaching every corner of this amazing city!
Free Entry to the Casino with I AmSterdam City Card
Thanks to the City Card, you saved so much money you don’t know how to spend it?
Head to the Casino!
With the City Card you have can enter for free in the temple of gambling!
The Holland Casino Amsterdam offers a wide range of gambling machines and table games including American Roulette, Black Jack, Punto Banco, Poker and more than 550 Slot machines. Remember to bet responsibly and have fun!