Here we will list any good deals or discounts for Amsterdam (attractions, things-to-do, travel and transport) that we come across.
*The Museumkaart (Museum Card) costs €59.90 (€32.45 for children 0-18) and offers free entry for 12 months into around 400 museums in Netherlands. This includes the main museum attractions in Amsterdam – Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage, Stedelijk and Maritime Museum. The card should pay for itself after about 4 visits. See here for more details.
*The Iamsterdam City Card is a pass aimed at tourists and costs €47 (24 hours), €57 (48 hours) and €67 (72 hours). It offers free one-time entry into a number of Amsterdam attractions and includes a GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) pass for the card duration. On top of this you get 25% discount at various other attractions, restaurants and shows for the rest of the year.
*Half-price theatre show tickets for Amsterdam are made available on-the-day via the Last Minute Ticket Shop from 10am. These tickets can be bought at the outlet at the side of Stadschouwburg on Leidseplein, the tourist information office outside central station or at the OBA central library. Alternatively you can book online. Look for shows marked “LNP” (Language No Problem) – a maximum of 2 tickets can be bought per transaction.
*If you go to the GVB Tickets & Info outside Amsterdam central station, pick up the leaflet “Amsterdam Tram Bus Metro Ferry” – at the back of the leaflet you will find some coupons offering small discounts to various museums and atractions – including the Amsterdam ArenA tours, Madame Tussauds, Heineken Experience, Amsterdam Dungeon and the Gray Line canal cruise.
*September is traditionally discount month at Royal Artis Zoo – print out this voucher (Dutch) at the Artis website and you can get 25% off entry to Artis for up to 4 people during September. This means adults would pay €14.95 (normally €19.95) and kids aged 3-9 pay €12.25 (normally €16.50).
*(EXPIRED) GVB public transport is offering some discounts until the end of July if you buy one of its Amsterdam travel day cards. The standard 1 day card is €7.50, the kids day card is €2.50. Discounts offered by presenting the card are €2.50 off entrance at Artis Royal Zoo, €3 off entry to Stedelijk (modern art museum), and €6 off kids entry into the Art of the Brick (Lego) exhibition at Amsterdam Expo. Offer is valid to 31 July 2014.
See our detailed overview of public transport tickets in Amsterdam to find out which is the best ticket deal for you.
* (EXPIRED) The newly opened 3-star Volks hotel in the east of Amsterdam is offering all double rooms for just €69 until 31 July 2014. Volks hotel includes the Canvas rooftop café-restaurant and club.
For more ideas, also check out our on-the-cheap in Amsterdam section.