The Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass is a visitor pass that offers free entry to a number of attractions and tours in and around Amsterdam. It is issued by Go City which is an international group offering city passes to over 30 destinations worldwide.
Go City offers digital passes which can be used with the Go City app or just simply printed out.
The Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass is an alternative to the official I Amsterdam City card. Go City also has an Explorer Pass which is based on the number of attractions you visit.
In this article we will take a detailed look at the Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass.
How much does the Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass cost in 2023?
The Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass has 4 validity options:
|Validity||Price||Cost per day|
- Free entry to around 20 popular Amsterdam attractions
- Includes the possibility of taking some tours
- Reduced child (age 3-12) rate available
- Immediate download – no need to pick-up locally
- Not valid for Van Gogh Museum or Anne Frank House
- Does not include Amsterdam transport
Order the Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass here
From the table you can see that the card becomes successively better value if buying the longer validity passes. There are also occasional special offer deals which can reduce the headline card price.
Are there any discounts for purchasing the Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass for children, students or seniors 65+?
Students and seniors pay the standard rate.
Children aged 3-12 pay the following reduced rate:
1 day €24
2 day €44
3 day €54
5 day €64
This is a plus point for the pass as the I Amsterdam City card offers no discounts for children.
Note that some museums in Amsterdam offer free entry to children so do check the list.
Which museums and attractions in Amsterdam offer free entry to Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass holders?
There are around 20 museums and attractions around the city which give free entry to Go City card holders. The pass affords a single visit only – multiple visits are not permitted.
Here is the current Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass attractions list and for comparison the regular 2023 entry price:
|Attraction – free entry with Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass||Regular Entry Price|
|THIS IS HOLLAND||€26.00|
|Tour de BonTon||€21.00|
|Royal Experience – Royal Coster Diamonds||€14.00|
|Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience||€14.50|
|House of Bols||€16.00|
|Jewish Cultural Quarter||€17.00|
|Amsterdam Pipe Museum||€12.00|
|Amsterdam Tulip Museum||€5.00|
What other tours and attractions are free with the Go City pass?
What really sets the Go City All Inclusive Pass apart is the option to take some guided tours – this can offer good savings.
These are the tours currently available which are operated by local firms:
- The Life of Anne Frank & Neighbourhood Tour (90 minutes, normally €32.50)
- Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Live Guided Tour (day trip, €59.50)
- Zaanse Schans Bus Excursion (3 1/2 hours, €29.50)
- Zaanse Schans Card (entrance to museums at Zaanse Schans, €23.50)
- Volendam, Edam & Windmills Bus Excursion (6 1/2 hours, €44.50)
- The Murder by Dam Square (2 hour self-guided mystery-solving experience, €39.00)
- Transfers/tours to Keukenhof in season (get entrance to the spring flower garden, up to €74.50)
What canal cruises and boat trips are included with the Go City Pass?
You get a one hour Amsterdam 100 Highlights canal cruise with Stromma which would otherwise cost €15-€20.
A 1 hour Pedal Boat Amsterdam rental is also included on the card.
You can get a complimentary ride on the Amsterdam-Pampus-Muiden ferry service. This allows you to visit both the Pampus fort and Muiderslot castle – the card also gives free entry to both.
The ferry departs from Amsterdam IJburg but do check the operating hours as it runs Thu-Sun from May to August and only weekends during April, September and October.
What about bike rental with the card?
You get a 24 hour free bike rental with MacBike which has several venues around the city. Note, you will need to make a deposit either with a credit card or with cash + ID.
How does the Go City Pass work?
After purchase of the Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass here you will be sent a confirmation link by email with an order number.
You can download the free Go City app for from the iOS App Store or Google Play. You can then ‘sync your passes’ to get your pass onto the app.
The app gives live info on attractions and tours – some require that you pre-book a timeslot and this can be done within the app.
Alternatively if you don’t want the app you can simply click the link for a pdf pass and print it out. You will get a pdf guide about the attractions and you can use the links on the Go City website to make reservations.
The pass is activated on first use – just show the QR code (which has a 12 digit confirmation code underneath) at the attraction and they will let you in. Each person must show their own pass.
Furthermore, there is a purse value associated to each pass which is the maximum useable value based on the standard admission prices. When we tried a 2 day pass it had a €460 value attached – despite visiting 7 attractions and doing 1 tour we didn’t get close to using up that value!
We had no problems at all using the pass – it was simply scanned and accepted without fuss.
If you do have any issues you can always contact Go City 24/7 through its live chat function on its website or its call centre.
Does the Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass give free entry to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam?
No, it is not possible to visit the Anne Frank House museum with any city card. If you wish to visit the Anne Frank House you must buy your tickets in advance with a date/timeslot directly from the museum.
Does the Pass give free entry to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam?
No. For entrance to the Van Gogh Museum you need to buy a separate ticket and timeslot to visit the museum.
Does the Pass offer free transport around Amsterdam?
No, unlike the I Amsterdam City card, the Go City cards do not give you included transport around Amsterdam.
However you can easily buy any GVB Multi-Day Tickets online here which offer unlimited transport on GVB trams, buses and the metro. These are valid from 1-7 days on a 24 hour basis and can compliment your Go City card by helping you get around Amsterdam efficiently.
If you take a free tour with the Go City card then this would include coach transport.
How can I maximise the use of the Go City All Inclusive Pass?
It’s good to make a rough plan of all the places you wish to visit with the card. Because tours tend to take up more time you need to strike a balance between visiting attractions and going out on tours.
To maximise the Go City All Inclusive Pass here are a few tips:
- There are a number of Go City attractions located around Museumplein square so you should try and cluster some of these together. This includes Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, MOCO Museum, House of Bols, Diamond Museum and Royal Experience – Royal Coster Diamonds.
- A’DAM Toren and This Is Holland are located next to each other in Amsterdam North.
- Break up a cluster of museum visits with a canal cruise or outdoor activity such as a visit to the A’DAM Lookout or taking a pedal boat.
- Compare the opening hours of museums and take advantage of ones with early and later opening hours:
For example, Rijksmuseum, MOCO Museum and Diamond Museums/Coster Diamonds all open at 9am.
Those which remain open until later (closing times vary depending on the day) include Rembrandts Amsterdam (closes 1900), House of Bols (1830-2000), MOCO Museum (1900-2100), Heineken Experience (1930-2100), A’DAM Lookout (2200) and AMAZE (2000-2300).
Be aware that not every single attraction is open every day, so plan accordingly!
What about the GO City Amsterdam Explorer Pass?
The Go City: Amsterdam Explorer Pass allows you 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions to visit based on a maximum purse value of the pass.
Prices are €69 (3 attractions), €84 (4), €99 (5), €114 (6) and €129 (7). You can book a Go City: Amsterdam Explorer Pass here
Only choose this pass if you plan to visit attractions with higher prices or take tours.
How does the Go City Pass stack-up against the I Amsterdam City Card?
The I Amsterdam City Card offers free entry to some 70 attractions in and around Amsterdam. It also includes the GVB transport tickets, a canal cruise and bike rental – plus some extra discounts on top.
It covers all of the traditional main museums in the Amsterdam region. You can read our review of the I Amsterdam card here.
|Most attractions + city transport||Includes some tour excursions||Includes Van Gogh Museum|
|I amsterdam City Card||Go City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass||Tiqets Amsterdam Digital Pass|
|1/2/3/4/5 days||1/2/3/5 days||package deal|
|€65 – €135||€64 – €124||€62|
|70 attractions + transport + canal cruise + bike rental||Over 25 attractions/tours + canal cruise + bike rental||Rijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum + canal cruise|
|excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / tours||excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / transport||excludes any other attractions|
|Book here||Book here||Book here|
You need to look at the attraction list from both cards and see which card works for you.
The following attractions have free entry with both the Go City and I Amsterdam card:
A’DAM Lookout, Amsterdam Pipe Museum, Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Diamond Museum, Houseboat Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, MOCO Museum, Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk and This Is Holland.
Go City has exclusive free access to the following:
AMAZE Amsterdam, Heineken Experience, House of Bols, Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience, Royal Experience – Royal Coster Diamonds and Tour de BonTon.
Note that both cards do NOT offer free entry to the Anne Frank House, STRAAT Museum, Royal Palace and van Gogh Museum.
The Go City attraction portfolio will perhaps appeal to a more younger crowd; plus the additional tours give the Go City card another element compared to the I Amsterdam City card. Finally the I Amsterdam card has no child discounts.
Is the Go City pass worth it?
We would highly recommend the Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass if the attraction list appeals and you can also get out for some tours. The passes are very easy to use and because they are downloadable you don’t need to pick up physical cards.
You should be able to save 30-50% on the standard entrance fees with the Go City All Inclusive Pass. At just under €25 per day, the 5 day pass offers the best value.
Purchase the Go City Amsterdam All Inclusive Pass here
First published 25 April 2023. Go City kindly provided us with a 2 day pass for review, although this does not affect our editorial opinion.
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