One of the easiest ways to explore a city you haven’t been to before is with a city pass. A pass to Amsterdam will give you discounts to some of the best attractions and museums as well as easy transport around the city. Using a city pass on your next trip might just be the easiest way for you to discover Amsterdam on a budget.

Though there are several different Amsterdam passes to choose between, the Explore Pass is one of the easiest to use. Do you want to know more about this product that is the key to the Dutch capital? Read on, as we explain all you want to know.

What you need to know about the best Amsterdam pass

Let’s start with the essentials: what is the Explore Pass? The Explore Pass is a city card that gives you access to incredibly discounted tickets to some of the best attractions and museums in Amsterdam. The pass is fully digital and allows you to book your tickets ahead of time, which is unlike most other city passes available.

When you buy the Explore Pass you choose how many Explorer Points your pass will have, ranging from 50 to 100 points. Each activity you can book is worth a different amount of points so that you can decide how you want to spend your points and your time in the city. The pass is valid for a full year, so that you can easily come back to the city to explore more things to do in Amsterdam.

Every Amsterdam Explore Pass includes free access to the City Sightseeing bus for 24 hours. This ticket does not cost you any Explorer Points, it is simply an added benefit. So you can easily make your way around the city, from one attraction to the next with the City Sightseeing Amsterdam bus.

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The Amsterdam pass with over 35 attractions

The Explore Pass is the most complete city pass available in the Dutch capital. You can choose from over 35 attractions, museums and tours, when you plan your visit to Amsterdam. Here are some of the activities you can do in Amsterdam with the Explore Pass:

  • Different types of LOVERS Canal Cruise
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Amsterdam Icebar
  • Fabike Tours
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
  • Red Light Secrets
  • STRAAT Museum
  • Madame Tussauds
  • The Amsterdam Dungeon

Explore Amsterdam on a budget

A city pass often gives you lots of discounts on tickets. Especially when you want to explore as much as you can of the city. This makes buying a city card an excellent idea when you are travelling on a budget.

If you are in the Dutch capital and want to use the Hop-on Hop-off bus, visit the Heineken Experience, Amsterdam Icebar and Red Light Secrets, and take a Pancake Cruise, you can spend up to € 123 for single tickets. You can do all these things with 75 Explore Points, saving you almost € 50!

That makes the Explore Pass an excellent way to save money while you travel. And because it is valid for a full year, this Amsterdam pass is handy for both tourists and locals. Easy to use and lots of options, that is how best to describe the Explore Pass.

Make your Amsterdam bucket list visit a reality

Amsterdam, a city with a rich tapestry of history, vibrant culture, lively nightlife, and delectable cuisine, stands as an enticing destination that captures the hearts of many. It's a place that finds its way onto countless bucket lists, drawing people in with its unique charm. However, visiting the city can be expensive.

With the Explore Pass, visiting Amsterdam is a little easier and more affordable for many. When you do make it here, there are plenty of things to see and do in the city that should be on your bucket list. While you can’t miss them, taking a proper look at the Amsterdam canals is a must, for instance, by taking a canal cruise or visiting the Museum of the Canals.

For those fortunate enough to visit during the winter months, the Amsterdam Light Festival becomes a captivating spectacle not to be missed. Illuminating the city with dazzling light installations, it transforms Amsterdam into a mesmerizing winter wonderland.

On the other hand, if your visit coincides with spring, a trip outside the city to the breathtaking Keukenhof gardens is essential. These expansive gardens burst into a kaleidoscope of colours as millions of tulips and other flowers bloom, creating a visual masterpiece.

Regardless of the season, one activity that should be on every visitor's checklist is cycling through the city. Biking in Amsterdam isn't just a means of transportation; it's an immersive experience that allows you to see the city through the eyes of the locals.