First-timer or old-hand? Get the most from your Am­s­ter­dam week­end

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Am­s­ter­dam Card (iams­ter­dam. com) Pro­vides ad­mis­sion to more than 30 mu­se­ums (though not the Ri­jksmu­seum), a canal cruise, and dis­counts at shops, en­ter­tain­ment venues and restau­rants. Also in­cludes a GVB tran­sit pass. Use­ful for quick vis­its to the city. Avail­able at V V V I Am­s­ter­dam Vis­i­tor Cen­tres and some ho­tels.

Mu­se­umkaart (mu­se­umkaart. nl) Free and dis­counted entr y to some 400 mu­se­ums all over the countr y for one year. Pur­chase it at par­tic­i­pat­ing mu­seum ticket coun­ters and some ho­tels.

Hol­land Pass (hol­land­pass.com) Sim­i­lar to the Am­s­ter­dam Card, but with­out the rush for us­age; you can visit sights over a month. Prices are based on the num­ber of at­trac­tions, which you pick from tiers (the most pop­u­lar/ ex­pen­sive sights are gold tier). Also in­cludes a train ticket from the air­port to the city, and a canal cruise. Pur­chase it on­line; pick-up lo­ca­tions in­clude Schiphol Air­port and the city cen­tre.

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