Last year, I was in Amsterdam just before Thanksgiving and was led on to a tip in Rick Steve’s guidebook as how to best explore the city for cheap.
In Amsterdam there are 3 passes that will get you into most tourist attractions at a a reduced price: the Museumkaart, the I Amsterdam Card, and the Amsterdam Holland Pass. Looking at the three, I consider the Museumkaart to be the most bang for your buck, and best all-around pass.
Here’s why: While the Museumkaart does not include public transportation, and admission to sites outside the city, it does have the most access to museums within the city – meaning you’ll be able to see the most of what you probably came to Amsterdam for anyways.
The pass runs for 54,90 EUROS for adults, or 29,95 EUROS for children. It’s valid for one year from date of issue, meaning if you have more than one trip to the city planned, this will be the most worthwhile card because you can get multiple uses out of it.
In the city of Amsterdam these 32 museums are included in the Museum Card:
- Allard Pierson Museum
- Amsterdam Museum
- Anne Frank House
- Bijbels Museum – Bible Museum
- De Nieuwe Kerk – New Church
- Diamond Museum Amsterdam
- Dutch Funeral Museum
- Film Museum – EYE Film Instituut Nederland
- FOAM Photography Amsterdam
- Hermitage Amsterdam
- Huis Marseille, Stichting voor Fotografie
- Jewish Historical Museum
- JHM Kindermuseum
- Max Euwe Centrum – Chess Museum
- Museum Amstelkring – Our Lord in the Attic
- Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis
- Museum Het Schip/Amsterdam School of Architecture
- Museum Van Loon
- Museum Willet-Holthuysen
- NEMO Science center
- Oude Kerk – The Old Church
- Olympic Experience
- Royal Palace Amsterdam
- Press Museum
- Scheepvaartmuseum – Maritime Museum
- Stedelijk Museum
- Tropenmuseum – Tropical Museum
- Tropenmuseum Junior
- Van Gogh Museum
- Verzetsmuseum – Resistance Museum
- Discount for Rembrandt’s House
The museum card is sold in selected museums and can be purchased also at Uitburo at Leidseplein:
Opening times: from Monday to Saturday: 10:00 / 18:00; Thursday: until 21:00; Sundays and Public Holidays: 12:00 / 18.00.
I bought this card last year, and it is still within my one -year time limit, so I’m getting 2 trips worth of use out of it, which is excellent.
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