Testing the “I Amsterdam” card – is a purchase worth it?
What exactly is the “I Amsterdam” card? Will the purchase of the “I Amsterdam” card pay off for you?
We tested this offer for you and did the math. Here you will find the most important information and tips.
“I Amsterdam” card – what is it? How does it work?
The “I Amsterdam” card is the official sightseeing pass of the city of Amsterdam. It aims to assist visitors with the hodgepodge of public transport tariffs and admissions to attractions. The name is derived from the word play „I am Amsterdam“.
The “I Amsterdam” card is a combination card which offers the following benefits:
“I Amsterdam” – only one ticket for public transport + free admission to attractions
1 free and unlimited use of the public transportation system operated by the GVB. This includes the Metro, city buses, and trams. Ferries are generally free of charge.
2 free admission to currently more than 50 attractions and museums, among them FAMED attractions such as the Van-Gogh-Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo, the NEMO science museum or the Amsterdam tulip museum … (more details below)
325% off the regular ticket price to many events (opera, ballet…), attractions, bike rental, and at participating restaurants
“I Amsterdam” card – is a purchase worth it for you?
We punched the numbers for this offer using a 72-hour card as an example. Let’s take a closer look at what the “I Amsterdam” card has to offer first.
The “I Amsterdam” card includes the free and unlimited use of public transportation. This is comparable to the single-day ticket offered by the GVB which is currently priced at €19 for a 72-hour time-frame (as of 2019).
The “I Amsterdam” card with a validity of 72h (3 days) costs €95. Compared to the 3-day-card of the GVB, for an additional €76 you will receive free or reduced admission to approximately 50 sightseeing highlights.