Where should a tourist stay in Amsterdam

Tips for tourists in Amsterdam

A weekend in Amsterdam doesn't have to be too expensive. There is plenty to see even on a budget. Fortunately, there are several ways to pay less for accommodation, public transport, museums, tours and attractions, for example.

Combined discount tickets

With combination discount cards, two bundled attractions or museums are cheaper than two individual tariffs. In addition, most combination tickets in Amsterdam also include fast-track access, which allows you to skip the queues at the entrance. So you not only pay less, you also save time with the combination tickets. Here you will find a selection of possible combination discount access cards:

Take a look at the entire overview of combination discount access cards here.

Public transport: discounts & day passes for visitors to Amsterdam

Are you staying in Amsterdam for one or more days? Then a day or multi-day discount ticket is usually the best choice. Here is an overview:

  • GVB day passes: Available for 1 to 7 days. Unrestrictedly usable for everyone GVB Trams, buses and metros in Amsterdam;
  • I Amsterdam City Card: Available for 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours. Unrestrictedly usable in all GVB Trams, buses and metros in Amsterdam + free access to the city's top attractions + free detailed city map;
  • Amsterdam Travel Ticket: Available from 1, 2 or 3 days. Unrestrictedly usable in all GVB Trams, buses and metros in Amsterdam + return train travel (2nd class) between Amsterdam and Schiphol and every train station in Amsterdam;
  • Amsterdam & Regio Travel Ticket: Available from 1, 2 or 3 days. Unrestrictedly usable in all GVB Trams, buses and metros in Amsterdam + buses and trains from Connexxion, EBS and NS in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam region (i.a. Zandvoort, Haarlem, Monnickendam and Volendam).

We recommend buying day passes online in advance.

Discount voucher for shopping in Schiphol

Are you flying back via Schiphol and are you planning to do a little more tax-free shopping? Sign up for the Schiphol Newsletter on the SeeBuyFly.nl website and receive a discount voucher of € 5.00. Redeemable in all stores in Schipholif you shop for more than € 25.00. The shops are fantastic. Try it - it works!

Offers for accommodations

Free sights in Amsterdam

Save even more money on a city break in Amsterdam? There are also many free sights to visit! Check out our list of the best things to see and do in Amsterdam for free.