Example – 3 days Amsterdam
We used classic attractions and museums for this example. We left some room in the itinerary and planned diverse activities such as a boat ride on the canals as well as a tour of the stadium of Ajax Amsterdam. Such a program is very realistic and doable in our experience.
Admissions alone would total €131 in our sample. It would only cost you €90 (€110 – €20 for the public transport ticket) when taking advantage of the “I Amsterdam” card. Thus, you would save €41 per person.
→ 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. Just like the “I Amsterdam” card, this day-ticket for public transport can be purchased online before your trip without having to pay a surcharge – click here –.
→ In case you want to visit only a few of the main sights, then you will fare better by purchasing a GVB single-day-ticket and paying for the admission at each of the attractions. → More information: Sights and Skip the line tickets
Tip – bypass queues:
purchase the “I Amsterdam” card, GVB single-day-ticket or admissions online
Insider tip: you can purchase the “I Amsterdam” card, the GVB day-ticket for public transport, as well as admission tickets to local attractions before your trip online. In some cases, you will even be able to book “skip the line” – tickets that allow you to bypass the queue. That avoids stress and makes trip planning much easier. Plus, you won’t have to figure out how to operate the ticketing machines after your long trip.
Pricing of the “I Amsterdam” card (as of 2022):
1 day – 24 hours: €65
2 days – 48 hours: €90(€45 per day)
3 days – 72 hours: €110 (€37 per day)
4 days – 96 hours: €125 (€31 per day)
5 days – 120 hours: €135 (€27 per day)
The price per day drops sharply with longer use, from €65 per day to €27 per day.
Period of validity:
The validity period for the “I Amsterdam” card is divided into two different parts, public transportation and attractions. The period of validity for public transport begins at the time of first use. When it is first used for sightseeing, such as a visit to a museum for example, then the start of the validity period for attractions is being triggered.
Upon first use, the ticket is valid for public transportation and attractions respectively, for either 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours.
“Iamsterdam” card – all discounts