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The I amsterdam City Card

The I amsterdam City Card is available at Amsterdam Tourist Offices, hotels, canal cruise companies and GVB Tickets & Info offices.

The I amsterdam City Card is available at Amsterdam Tourist Offices, hotels, canal cruise companies and GVB Tickets & Info offices. 

Experience museums inside 17th-century canal houses, with the I amsterdam City Card.

One of the eight leading fashion museums in the world and the only museum with such an extensive, specialised collection of bags and purses, the Museum of Bags and Purses (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje) takes visitors on a tour of the development of bags and purses from the 16th century to the present. The collection provides a fascinating survey of function, design, fabric and decoration in purse fashion through the ages. Built in 1664, the historic museum building boasts an impressive antique interior, too.
Free admission with the I amsterdam City Card


One of Amsterdam’s most unexpected museums, at first glance, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder looks like a typical 17th-century canal house, but there’s a historical church hidden behind the classical facade. This clandestine church in the attic dates back to the time when Catholics were not permitted to openly practice their faith during the Reformation. The building is now a museum where you can admire grand chambers and exhibitions in addition to the hidden church.
Free admission with the I amsterdam City Card

A visit to Museum Van Loon is like stepping back through time into Amsterdam’s sumptuous Golden Age. Among the most powerful of Amsterdam’s 17th- century dynasties, the Van Loons belonged to the city’s governing class and were some of the founders of the mighty VOC – the Dutch East India Company – back in 1602. With much of its original interior intact, this is like a museum within a musuem. The permanent collection comprises paintings, antique furnishings and cultural objects. Get ready to ooh and ahh!
Free admission with the I amsterdam City Card


The recently-opened Grachtenhuis is a great place to start exploring Amsterdam’s hidden museums. A tribute to and celebration of the historic Canal District – whose majestic waterways turn 400 years old in 2013 – the museum uses multimedia exhibitions to show how the now grand neighbourhood is in fact an engineering marvel built on swamp land. From here, you can easily explore other canal-house museums, and Het Grachtenhuis is even equipped to help plan your itinerary.
Free admission with the I amsterdam City Card

Soak up the authentic 19th-century atmosphere at the Willet-Holthuysen Museum and find out what life was like in Amsterdam for both wealthy and ordinary members of society. Built in 1687, the house and its fine collection of art and furnishings were bequeathed to the city of Amsterdam by its last resident, Louisa Willet-Holthuysen. The mansion is beautifully preserved and highlights include the magnificent Blue Room, ornamental gardens and servants’ quarters. The museum also offers a collection of historic paintings and luxurious antiques.
Free admission with the I amsterdam City Card

Stroll through Amsterdam’s Canal District and discover the city’s hidden gems. Elegant canal-side mansions house some of the city’s most fascinating museums, with collections ranging from stately artefacts to quirky cutting-edge art.


The Golden Age – Gateway to Our World
Using cutting-edge new media alongside world-class historic pieces – and of course Old Master paintings – the Amsterdam Museum delves into the Dutch Golden Age like never before.
Until 31 August 2013. Free admission with the I amsterdam City Card

Impressionism – Sensation & Inspiration
The Hermitage Amsterdam presents its latest ground-breaking exhibition featuring a huge selection of world-famous Impressionist paintings drawn from the vast collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
Until 27 January 2013

Vincent: The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam
The Hermitage Amsterdam serves as the temporary home to an extensive collection of Van Gogh’s most famous works during the renovation of the Van Gogh Museum, offering the opportunity to discover the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in an entirely new context.

The American Indian: Art and Culture Between Myth and Reality
Exploration of the artistic traditions of Native Americans, with fascinating cultural artefacts from all over the continent.

Explore everything Amsterdam has to offer with the I amsterdam City Card.
Visit world-class museums, take a cruise through the charming canals and sample the local delicacies – all for free or with a significant discount.

• Free entrance to over 40 museums
• Free public transport
• Free canal cruise
• 25 per cent discount on attractions
• 25 per cent discount on food & drink
…and more