Is the Amsterdam Travel Card worth it?
Most attractions are included (or at least discounted)
→ compared to the basic public transport ticket, the additional cost for the “I Amsterdam” card pays off quickly if you are planning on visiting some of the attractions that Amsterdam has to offer. → If you only need a ticket for public transportation, then you are better off with a GVB single-day-ticket.
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.
It's actually an amazing deal right now because it includes most of the more expensive attractions at a surprisingly cheap price. For most visitors who plan on doing the canal cruise, Heineken Experience, and Rijksmuseum, the Amsterdam Pass is almost guaranteed to save you quite a bit of money and time as well.
Unlimited city-wide public transport by GVB metro, tram, bus, and ferry for the duration of your card. One free Amsterdam canal cruise by a participating canal cruise company of your choice. One free canal cruise in Haarlem and a Rederij Volendam Marken ferry ride. 24h free bicycle rental.
The Validity of the I Amsterdam City Card
The card is valid for one person and can be purchased locally at various points of sale or at a discounted price from us online.
Train travel from the airport
Train travel is not included with the City Card, such as the journey from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station.
Save money on travel with the I amsterdam City Card, which offers unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours. And before you see the sights, you can plan your journey with the excellent apps designed to help you find your way around the city and the Amsterdam Area.
Schiphol Airport: Arrivals Hall 2 – Holland Tourist Information. Several shops and newsagents across Amsterdam. Some hotels. You can also buy the card online with special deals.
The I amsterdam City Card is your cultural key to the city, with just about every noteworthy Amsterdam attraction included. The only big museum not included in the I amsterdam City Card is the Van Gogh Museum – not a problem with this bundle ticket!
What is the travel card for tourists in Amsterdam?
|Validity of card
|€65 (approx. £55)⁵
|€85 (approx. £72)
|€105 (approx. £89)
|€120 (approx. £110)
In the Netherlands, credit cards are not the most commonly used method for payments. In daily life, the Dutch hardly use them. Instead, payments are often made with debit cards. Please make sure to bring cash and ask personnel in advance whether you can pay by credit card.
Unlike Go City Amsterdam Pass, which covers only the most famous attractions, the I Amsterdam City Card covers more than 60 museums and attractions in Amsterdam.
GVB Ticket Offices
You can purchase any GVB public transport ticket type at the “GVB Tram Bus Metro Ferry” Service & Tickets office at Stationsplein outside Amsterdam Central station (city side). Opening hours are daily 0830-1900. This is also where you can pick-up pre-purchased online tickets.
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The Netherlands is a very modern country. You can pay with cash or a debit card, and often with your phone via NFC, Apple Pay, or Google Wallet. Not to mention the latest phenomenon, 'Tikkie', which is also being used more and more.
Mastercard and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards in the Dutch retail space; American Express tends to be accepted only by major retailers in the Netherlands who have an international client base – although Amex acceptance is growing.
Pick up your City Card
If you buy the I amsterdam City Card online, you can pick it up at the I amsterdam Store located at Amsterdam Central Station.
A simple ticket is called a 'one hour ticket', costs €3,20 and can be used for an hour as long as you don't forget to check in and out, no matter the length of your journey within an hour. But if you plan of using only the public transport this option can quickly be expensive. Children under 4 can travel for free.
|130 trains per day
|Direct trains available
|Train and bus operators
|SNCB, NS, Amsterdam Airport Express, Eurostar
How much is the train from airport to Amsterdam?
|Average train duration
|Average train ticket price
|50 a day
|Yes, there are 33 direct trains a day
1. TRAIN: NS (Dutch Railways) train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central (single €5.90 including €1 surcharge for a disposable ticket, 15-20 mins).
The cheapest way to travel around Amsterdam is walking but if you need to get somewhere fast, the use of an OV chip card is the answer.
So do not forget to check-out! - If you've checked in on the bus, tram or subway and you've forgotten to check out, a standard (full) fee of € 4,00 is charged from the Chip Card. - When checked in on the train and you've forgotten to check out, a standard (full) fee of € 20,00 is charged from the Chip Card.
Check in and out with your contactless debit card, credit card or mobile to travel by bus, tram, metro or train. No registration is necessary.