I amsterdam digital pass: how to use it?

If you are planning a trip to the Netherlands, you’ve probably already heard about I amsterdam City Card. The city pass gives a free access to 70+ museums, top attractions and free public transport in Amsterdam.

Starting from May 2022 you can also use I amsterdam Card as a digital pass on your phone. It works the same as a physical pass, but saves time on visiting I amsterdam office to pick up your pass.

Digital I amsterdam Card: how it works?
Get your card

You can order your pass at the I amsterdam City Card official website.

Pass valid for Price in 2024 Book online
24 hours € 60 Book online >>
48 hours € 85 Book online >>
72 hours € 100 Book online >>
96 hours € 115 Book online >>
120 hours € 125 Book online >>

Choose Digital card on smartphone during the booking process.

Download the I amsterdam City Card app

Search for I amsterdam City Card at the App Store or the Google Play Store.

Download I amsterdam city card app

And add your card:

I amsterdam city card, digital pass

How to activate your digital I amsterdam City Card?

Your I amsterdam City Card is activated at first use – the first time you enter a museum, attraction or use public transport. The digital City Card pass on your phone works exactly the same way.

After activation your pass is valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours, depending on the card you have chosen.

How to use your digital I amsterdam City Card in museums?

I amsterdam city card includes free admission to 70 museums and attractions in Amsterdam, including the Rijksmuseum, a free canal cruise and much more >>

To visit City Card locations, book your time slots online and show your digital pass when visiting.

How to use your digital I amsterdam City Card in public transport?

Place the phone with the QR code open under the scanner when you enter public transport in Amsterdam. Don’t forget to check out in the same way on your exit.

Can I buy digital I amsterdam City card for my family members?

Through the app, you can transfer cards to your family members or friends. Please note: you can only transfer a card once.

More questions about using the digital I amsterdam City Card?

Please check the official I amsterdam city card website for further information.

Enjoy your visit to Amsterdam!

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7 comments

  1. Hi, I’m travelling to Amsterdam this weekend. Is it possible to use digital I Amsterdam City Card for public transportation. If so, do I just tap my phone on the card reader?

    • Hi! Yes, it’s possible, you just place the phone with the QR code from the app under the scanner when you enter tram/bus/metro. You can also check-out the same way.

  2. Hello, do you need the internet to use the digital card? Or can you use it anytime without internet access? For example, can you take a screenshot of the screen to use the card?

  3. Hi there! I am planning to buy two IAmsterdam cards. One for myself, one for my son. I will have telephone, but he will not have his with him. Can I use two of them on my phone for both of us?

    • Hi Elif! That’s a good question. I’m not sure if it’s possible, but it’s better to check it with the I amsterdam city card official support team (citycard@iamsterdam.com).

  4. How do I use my Digital I AMS Card when make booking online for a cruise or (Rijk / Van Gogh) museum visit? I go to the Rijk museum website and there is no option for ‘free entrance’ when booking online

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