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Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

1. Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. Benefit from discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Johan Cruijff Arena, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. Enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam and 24-hour free bicycle rental. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions (timeslot booking may be required): • Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Museum • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam • ARTIS Royal Zoo • ARTIS Micropia • ARTIS Groote Museum • Cobra Museum Amstelveen • Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum • Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour • Embassy of the Free Mind • EYE Filmmuseum • Fashion for Good • Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam • Fun Forest • Gassan Diamonds • Geelvinck Pianola Museum • Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals • Hermitage Amsterdam • Hermitage - Museum of the Mind • Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden • Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography • Jewish Cultural Quarter - Portuguese Synagogue • Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter • Luther Museum • Moco Museum • Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum • Multatuli Museum • Museum de Dageraad • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic • Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum • Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture • Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum • Museum Van Loon • Museum Willet-Holthuysen • De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam • Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage • Oude Kerk • Rijksmuseum • Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum • Science Center NEMO • The Studio NEMO • Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • THIS IS HOLLAND • Tropenmuseum • Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum • Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum In Haarlem: • Frans Hals Museum • Teylers Museum • Verwey Museum • Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: • Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) • Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: • Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: • Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience • Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) • Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House • Tsar Peter House, Zaandam • Mill Museum • Zaan Time Museum • De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill) • De Kat (Chalk Mill) • De Schoolmeester (Paper Mill) • Het Jonge Schaap (Sawmill) In Muiden: • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot • Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus In Naarden: • Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting In Laren: • Singer Laren Freebies: • De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) • Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) • Haarlem Tourist Office Free canal cruise in Amsterdam: • Blue Boat Company • Stromma Canal Cruise • Lovers Canal Cruises • Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. Free 24h Bike Rental 25% Discount: Music & Stage • Bimhuis – Jazz • Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre • Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music • Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% Discount: Attractions • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours • Body Worlds • Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise • Fabrique des Lumieres • Heineken experience • House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) • Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • NXT Museum • Our House • Rembrandts Amsterdam • STRAAT museum Upside Down Amsterdam • 25% discount - Transport & Rentals • Pedal boat • Bicycle rental & Bike Tours • – Rental boats to drive yourself 25% Discount: Food & Drink • Blue Amsterdam • Pancakes Amsterdam • The Pancake Bakery • Restaurant de Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis • Restaurant Wagamama - Asian restaurant • Taverne de Visscher • Zuiderzee Museum

Amsterdam: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

2. Amsterdam: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Get to know Amsterdam at your own pace with this interactive scavenger hunt you can play on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. Enjoy an ideal outdoor for couples, groups, families, and children. Download the app to your phone and head over to the Amsterdam Centraal to start the game. Complete a challenge based on the location to move to the next exciting place. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to solve the riddles. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Let the app guide you to each destination as you learn interesting facts. Pause at any point to take a break or spend more time sightseeing. You can start playing any time, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour from Amsterdam Centraal, the central station of Amsterdam. Visit the Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas with its beautiful interior and exterior and explore the Beurs van Berlage as you learn its history. Photograph the Oude Church, one of Amsterdam's oldest churches. Marvel at Amsterdam's Dam Square, built by the famous architect Jacobus Oud. Gaze at the imposing Palace that awaits you. Get photographed with famous people in Madame Tussaud's Museum and admire the Westerkerk with its unique aesthetics. See the Anne Frank monument and be reminded primarily of the suffering of Anne Frank and secondarily of the victims of WWII. Finally, stop by the famous 9 Streets, the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam Museum Entry Ticket

3. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Museum Entry Ticket

Well-known and unknown stories about, and perspectives on, Amsterdam's past give an impression of how Amsterdam has formed and is still developing. Here you see our collection that gives you a multifaceted picture of the many histories of the city of Amsterdam. Classic icons from the city collection by Lingelbach and Rembrandt alongside artists such as Raquel Haver, Natasja Kensmil and Brian Elstak. Since March 2022, the Amsterdam Museum can be found on the Amstel, in the building of the Hermitage. During a large-scale renovation of the monumental Burgerweeshuis, the Amsterdam Museum will find its temporary home here. With a completely new range of exhibitions, public programmes and children's activities. Here, the Amsterdam Museum will display an entirely new collection presentation that, besides the traditional history of Amsterdam, also offers plenty of space for dissenting voices and lesser-known and more recent histories of the city. Exhibitions Temporary exhibitions also give the floor to residents and lovers of the city to show 'their Amsterdam'. With well-known objects from the collection and new or less well-known works, the Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel will show you that there is no single history of the city.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

4. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, close to the Red Light District, the Chinese neighbourhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Dam Square, and a walk past the Royal Palace or Begijnhof.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Amsterdam: "A Secret Sender" Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: "A Secret Sender" Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

Pick up a backpack full of magical tools at our shop on the Waterlooplein and set out on an unforgettable adventure. A secret society has challenged you to uncover the identity of one of their most famous members. Follow the treasure map and a series of clues left in an ancient book in order to unlock a treasure box and discover his real name. The treasure map will lead you to five must-see places in the city center. At each location, you will learn about Golden Age Amsterdam and solve a challenge to unlock a lock on the treasure box. Open all the locks to solve the mystery and return to our shop to claim your prize. The game takes 2 hours, but we encourage you to take your time to explore along the way. The treasure map also indicates great places to stop for drinks, photos, and local specialties! All bookings are private. You will play with your own group - if there are other people they will play separately. We don't recommend playing alone. The game was designed for adults, but it is suitable for children 7+ when they play with their parents. Please note that part of the game goes through the Red Light District.

Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

6. Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. At the end of the walking tour, your guide will let you know where to take the selected cruise boat to continue touring the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways, and on this cruise you will see the main canals, the Amstel River, and the famous seven bridges. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam's famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Amsterdam with your own personal guide, and stroll through the medieval center to see parts of the old city wall. Continue along the famous canals to explore Chinatown, the former Jewish District, and the infamous Red Light District. Learn how Amsterdam was built on a reclaimed swamp, when the land was buried in mud and the harbor was almost inaccessible. Connection with the North Sea was not realised until the 19th century, but Amsterdam had already became one of the most important cities in the world. As you stroll, you will learn about its position as a major science and cultural center, and discover how in 1650 its population of 220,000 inhabitants made it the 3rd largest city in Europe. Your guide will explain key aspects of Amsterdam’s story, passing sights such as the 17th-century Oostindisch Huis, the Amsterdam headquarters of the East India Company. Discover old pawn shops and handsome merchant houses in the Jordaan district. Walk the banks of the Herengracht, one of the first 3 major canals of the city, and more.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

8. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

See masterpieces of art by Vincent Van Gogh on a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and mark the 125th anniversary of the artist's death with an art history guide. Get a fascinating look into Van Gogh's life and work, and learn how, despite selling only one painting during his lifetime, he became one of the best known painters in history. Your guide will talk about the lengthy correspondence he exchanged with his younger brother Theo, providing a glimpse into the way he thought, worked and struggled. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, the museum is even of interest to those with limited knowledge of art. Hear anecdotes about Van Gogh’s life, and see easy-to-miss details in paintings such as “The Potato Eaters” and “Sunflowers.” If you want to explore major works and issues at more length during the tour, this can be arranged free of charge for up to 30 minutes. This activity does not include an entrance ticket to the museum; please purchase it yourself before booking this tour.

Amsterdam: 9 Streets & Jordaan Districts Digital Audio Guide

9. Amsterdam: 9 Streets & Jordaan Districts Digital Audio Guide

Experience a captivating journey through the charming neighborhoods of the 9 Streets and Jordaan in Amsterdam, where a fusion of centuries-old history and modern attractions awaits. Our self-guided tour invites you to immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of medieval art, breathtaking architecture, and the dynamic contemporary culture that defines this remarkable area. As you venture into the 9 Streets, be prepared to be entranced by the picturesque canal belt and the exquisite facades that adorn the streets. Marvel not only at the intricate details of the medieval architecture but also at the diverse range of modern attractions that have found their place here. Explore the fascinating world of Dutch cheese-making traditions at the Cheese Museum, where captivating exhibits await your discovery. Continuing your exploration into the Jordaan, a neighborhood renowned for its artistic heritage and bohemian ambiance, you will encounter architectural marvels that seamlessly blend medieval influences with contemporary design. Uncover the wonders of fluorescent art at Electric Ladyland, a one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to this fascinating medium. Delve into the enchantment of the Pianola Museum and its mesmerizing collection of self-playing pianos. As you stroll along the tranquil banks of the canals, soak in the timeless allure of the 9 Streets and Jordaan. With our multilingual self-guided tour, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace, uncovering the hidden treasures that make the 9 Streets and Jordaan truly exceptional. Join us on this captivating excursion to personally experience the captivating fusion of medieval art, architectural marvels, and a vibrant contemporary culture that have established the 9 Streets and Jordaan as must-visit destinations in Amsterdam. Allow your curiosity to lead the way as you discover the beauty and intricacies of this fascinating neighborhood.

Amsterdam: Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore the history of Amsterdam with a private guide, starting at your hotel. The first stop is the central Dam Square, site of the Royal Palace and National Monument. Then, stroll down the pretty cobblestone streets of the medieval center, as your guide entertains you with fun facts about the city and its Golden Age of history. Learn how Amsterdam prospered in the 17th century when Dutch ships controlled most of the sea trade of Europe. Your guide will explain how Amsterdam became a key trade city for transporting goods, thanks to its unique network of canals. Walk the banks of the canals in the Canal Belt, pausing at places of interest, such as the Anne Frank House, Flower Market, Beguinage (Begijnhof), or Rembrandt Museum. As this is a private tour, you are free to state your preferences for a more personalized itinerary and see the sights that you want to see.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam Museum

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4.3 / 5

based on 227 reviews

It was a total success to get the Amsterdam City Card, we paid €120 (2 people for 1 day) and it is activated the moment you use it for the first time and ends just 24 hours after the first use. We had free access to the metro, bus and tram; We also took a one-hour canal cruise with the company Stromma, we visited the Rijksmuseum, the Moco Museum, the NEMO Museum, This is Holland... If we had done those activities on our own, it would have been more expensive. An important thing to keep in mind is that in some places you have to book through their websites in advance, so as not to be left without a ticket.

Great trip, city of great intellectual and environmental wealth. Very practical and easy to use card. On the other hand, you have to check the Amsterdam city card website for the museums included there. The Van Gohg museum, for example, is not included.

Evert knows a lot about Van Gogh family. He is very kind and patient and introduces to me. If I go to this museum next time with my family I will call him to be our guide again!

We had a great 3 hour walking tour of central Amsterdam with Enrique. Very knowledgeable, interesting and lovely manner. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our tour, thank you.

More economical travel thanks to the city card. Over 3 days I spent €60 less than if I had not had the card, given the visits, outings and public transport that I took