Go City Amsterdam Card Review

Last Updated: August 18, 2023

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Is the Go City Amsterdam card worth your money on a trip to Amsterdam?

You found the right article because that’s exactly the question I’ll answer here (which, by the way, is yes!) But keep reading to learn if it’s also for you. 

I’m a Dutch local and private guide. And I explore Amsterdam all the time. When Go City offered me two free two-day Go City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Passes, I immediately accepted the offer. Being a full-fledged tourist at home for two days sounded like a lot of fun!

I had one condition: my review would be honest and my opinion only, with no editing by Go City or required content. If things were not good, I would mention them. 

They agreed. 

Brave souls, because I’m Dutch, we’re known for being direct and not sugar-coating. 

I was super curious about the card. It’s a new offer on the market and the first real “I amsterdam Card competitor.” The unchallenged king of “Amsterdam city passes” on the market for years.

But is Go City Amsterdam a competitor at all? Was the Go City pass any good? I was about to find out.

I used the pass on the 11th and 12th of August 2023, and these were my biggest takeaways:

I loved the experience. I had so much fun and saved a massive amount of money compared to the card’s purchase price and regular entrance fees!

There are also a few areas for improvement. I’ll get to both of them later in the article. Like I said, no sugar-coating.

Is the Go City Amsterdam card truly a game-changer for travelers?

The Go City card is a very different product from the I amsterdam Card. Sure, there is overlap, but I see the city passes more as complementing products.

I would make the case the get both if you have the time.

Are you looking for I amsterdam Card information? Here is my article: “Is The Amsterdam Card Worth It In 2023?

If you have to choose, the Go City pass that I discuss in this article is the best if you’re looking to visit the main Amsterdam attractions plus maybe optional one or two museums like the famous Rijks or Moco museum.

Go City is a true sightseeing pass. The card easily gets your money’s worth even without visiting any museum. 

Purchase your Go City Pass here >>

Are you planning a trip filled with Amsterdam museums? Then the “I amsterdam Card” is your card because so many more museums are included in that card.

The downside of that card is the list of attractions that are not museums is thin. But they do have Artis Zoo, they include public transport, and you can choose between canal cruise operators.

PS: There is a lot of outdated information on the web! “I amsterdam” lost attractions over the years. I still see blog posts ranking high that say Van Gogh or the A’DAM Lookout are included in that card.

Once they were, years ago, but today they’re NOT any longer.

The A’DAM Lookout is exclusively available in the Go City Pass. The Van Gogh Museum is not included in either pass. 

PS: Here is a quick pros and cons list:


  • Free access to over 35 popular attractions and tours.
  • Reduced kids pricing (age 3-12) – not available with I amsterdam.
  • Immediately download the passes to your phone
  • The Heineken Experience and the A’dam Lookout Tower are exclusive
  • The Rijksmuseum is included.
  • Great if you want to check many things to do in Amsterdam from your list.


  • Not valid for Van Gogh or Anne Frank House (same with I amsterdam Card).
  • It does not include Public transportation.
  • Fewer museums are included than I amsterdam, but that’s also their selling point. Their focus is on attractions.

When you’re in a hurry, you can purchase the card directly from Go City here >>

Continue reading to learn more about the Go City Pass in Amsterdam.

We visited the Zaanse Schans Windmills with our Go City Amsterdam pass.
Visit the Zaanse Schans with Go City Pass – Photo © Hidden Holland

Difference between the Go City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass and Explorer Pass

Let’s start with the basics. The Go City Amsterdam pass comes in two forms: the All-Inclusive Pass and the Explorer Pass.

What sets them apart?

Go City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass

As the name suggests, this pass offers access to all of Amsterdam’s attractions and tours that are part of the program. That’s 35+ attractions in the city (and tours), and I’ll list them all below. The Go City all-inclusive pass Amsterdam is time-based, meaning you purchase it for a set number of calendar days (2, 3, or 5.)

During this period, you can visit as many attractions as you want! It’s perfect for those who want to see as much as possible within a limited time frame.

The all-inclusive pass works pretty much as advertised, but be aware any attraction can only be visited once. It’s a great option if you want to visit many things to see in Amsterdam. That is also what I did. I used a 2-day Go City All-Inclusive pass.

Go City Amsterdam Explorer Pass

This pass operates a bit differently. Instead of being time-bound, it’s attraction-bound. The pass allows a limited number of options. You can choose a set number of attractions (3, 4, 5, 6, or 7) you wish to visit.

There’s no rush; you have a full 60 days from the first use to visit your chosen attractions with the Explorer Pass. It’s ideal for travelers who prefer a more relaxed pace or those who are staying in Amsterdam for an extended period.

You don’t have to choose the attraction when you book the card. You just need to decide how many you want. You can decide later wich ones to go to. But if the attractions requires a timeslot make sure to book one in time before they fill up.

Which Pass Is Right For You When Visiting Amsterdam?

The dreaded answer: it depends. I loved the all-inclusive pass. It allowed me to fill my day with super fun Amsterdam attractions without worrying about costs.

I maximized its use but I was also exhausted after these two days. The Explorer Pass is an excellent alternative if you have more time in the city and want to experience a few experiences on the card at your own pace.

What I like is the fact you have a choice with Go City. The “I amsterdam Card” doesn’t offer a similar alternative.

How much does the Go City Pass cost in 2023?

Our free ticket for ADAM Lookout Tower – Photo © Hidden Holland

So what do the Go City Passes costs? The Go City Amsterdam card offers two types of passes, each with its pricing structure. Here’s a breakdown of the current prices in August 2023.

Go City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass:

  • 2 Days: €94 for adults (€47 per day), €49 for children (€24.50 per day)
  • 3 Days: €109 for adults (€36.33 per day), €69 for children (€23 per day)
  • 5 Days: €139 for adults (€27.80 per day), €109 for children (€21.80 per day)

My thoughts: The all-inclusive pass offers a diverse mix of attractions, making filling 2-3 days easy.

For most people, the 2- or 3-day card is best. Two, if you don’t like museums and don’t like bus tours. Three if you want to include one or more museums and a tour.

The 5-day card is an absolute steal, but you need to book more than one tour to fill all days! 

Go City Amsterdam Explorer Pass:

The price of the Explorer Pass varies depending on the number of attractions you choose:

  • 3 Choices: €64 for adults (€21.33 per attraction), €44 for children (€14.67 per attraction)
  • 4 Choices: €79 for adults (€19.75 per attraction), €54 for children (€14.50 per attraction)
  • 5 Choices: €94 for adults (€18.80 per attraction), €64 for children (€12.80 per attraction)
  • 6 Choices: €109 for adults (€18.17 per attraction), €74 for children (€12.33 per attraction)
  • 7 Choices: €139 for adults (€19.86 per attraction), €79 for children (€11.29 per attraction)

Note: Prices are subject to change, and there might be occasional promotions or discounts. It’s always a good idea to check the official Go City website or a trusted ticket vendor for the most up-to-date pricing.

PS: The more choices you include, the lower the price, except for the 7-choice option, which is weird. Until Go City solves that, I would only opt for the 4, 5, or 6 option pass since you pay relatively less per day.

Are there discounts for the Go City Amsterdam Card for children, students, or seniors 65+?

Special children’s prices are available, unique to the Go City pass. But this also reflects that not all experiences are available to them (Tour de BonTon, House of Bols, and the Heineken Experience, for example are adult-only attractions.)

While other attractions have children’s discounts, a lower price is only fair. However, “I amsterdam” doesn’t offer this, so it’s a nice extra! And there is enough in the card to keep the whole family entertained.

There are no senior discounts for the card or for most attractions at the door. You will still save money, regardless.

A Note On The Listed Ticket Values By Go City

The listed ticket value prices on the Go City website are (of course) the highest they can list (the at-the-door prices), but in reality, most admission prices are lower when booked online.

So for calculating the actual savings, I use the online prices below. I also noticed some errors on the Go City pass website. I corrected them in my list below. So you know exactly how much you’re saving.

What is included in the Amsterdam Go City Pass?

My visit to the Heineken Experience with Go City Amsterdam.
Back in time at the Heineken Experience – Photo © Hidden Holland

The Go City Pass promises a treasure trove of Amsterdam experiences, but what exactly does it unlock? 

A lot. Iconic attractions and landmarks. Fun entertainment and classic tours. But yes, also a few “tourist traps” that you can easily skip (I’ll tell you).

The pass offers a list of attractions that truly capture the essence of this city. Curious to know what’s on the list? Let’s dive in:


  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
    Normal ticket value: €19.50 (online €16.00)
  • Ferry to Muiderslot Castle
    Normal ticket value: €13.50
  • Luxury Cruise on the Gouwzee Lake (Volendam and Marken) with a drink
    Normal ticket value: €18.50
  • Macbike Bike Rental 24 Hours
    Normal ticket value: €16.50 (online: €14.85)
  • Pedal Boat Amsterdam
    Normal ticket value: €27.50 


  • AMAZE – A immersive experience by ID&T
    Normal ticket value: €26.95
    Normal ticket value: €16.50 (online: €14.50)
  • Amsterdam Dungeon
    Normal ticket value: €26.00 (online: €23.00)
  • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot
    Normal ticket value: €17.50
  • Heineken Tour – 3 free beers
    Normal ticket value: €23.00
  • House of Bols – Complimentary cocktail
    Normal ticket value: €17.50
  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
    Normal ticket value: €26.00 (online: €23.00)
  • Rembrandts Experience
    Normal ticket value: €14.50
    Normal ticket value: €26.00 (online: €23.00)
  • Zaanse Schans Card
    Normal ticket value: €29.50


  • RTXP Amsterdam
    Normal ticket value: €14.50
  • Houseboat Museum 
    Normal ticket value: €5.00
    TIP: Go on your own, and don’t waste you’re card value on a low-priced activity
  • Jewish Cultural Quarter
    Normal ticket value: €17.00
  • Maritime Museum Amsterdam
    Normal ticket value: €17.50
  • Moco Museum – Banksy & More
    Normal ticket value: €21.95
  • Our House Museum – Free Drink
    Normal ticket value: €22.95
  • Pipe Museum
    Normal ticket value: €12.50
  • Rembrandthuis Museum
    Normal ticket value: €17.50
  • Rijksmuseum
    Normal ticket value: €22.50
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Normal ticket value: €22.50
  • Tulip Museum
    Normal ticket value: €5.00
    TIP: Go on your own, and don’t waste your card value on a low-priced activity
    Note: this is primarily a store.

City Tours:

Diamond Museum Amsterdam
Normal ticket value: €12.50
Together with the Royal Experience, a set up for you to buy expensive diamonds.

Royal Experience – Royal Coster Diamonds
Normal ticket value: €14.00
Together with the Diamond Museum, a set up for you to buy expensive diamonds.

The Life of Anne Frank & Neighbourhood Tour
Normal ticket value: €32.50

The Murder by Dam Square
Normal ticket value: €19.00

Tour de BonTon
Normal ticket value: €21.00 (online: €19.95)

Bus Tours:

Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Live Guided Tour
Normal ticket value: €59.50

Volendam, Edam & Windmills Bus Excursion
Normal ticket value: €44.50

Zaanse Schans Bus Excursion
Normal ticket value: €29.50

The Go City Pass is extremely valuable and reliable for many attractions in Amsterdam. And the four bus tours are also a fun experience, plan time for them if you’re interested.

I went on one of them (the Windmill Bus Excursion). It was well-run and organized, and the Go City card was accepted without any problems. Femke was a wonderful tour guide.

Bonus and back in spring 2024: Tulips Tours!

Exclusive to the Go City pass, the Keukenhof skip-the-line entry and coach transfers (normal ticket value: €42.50) or a guided tour to Keukenhof Gardens & Tulip Experience (normal ticket value: €74.50) are included in the pass.

This bonus makes the card even more valuable than it already is.

Tulips season in the Keukenhof runs from March 21 until May 12, 2024.

My Itinerary: This Is How I Used The Card

I enjoyed a wonderful warm stroopwafel at the Zaanse Schans on my tour with Go City.
Warm stroopwafel at Zaanse Schans – Photo: © Hidden Holland

Navigating Amsterdam with the Go City Pass in hand was a joy! Below are the choices I made. From a canal cruise, to flying over the Netherlands, to cocktail sipping, my itinerary was a blend of the must-sees and some really fun surprises.

If you’re wondering how to maximize the potential of the Go City Pass or you’re simply curious about my choices, read on! 


  • 10:30 This is Holland – €26.00 (online: €23.00) > time slot required
    I love this ride! It’s a 5D flight over Holland. It’s a fantastic introduction to the country.
  • 11:30 RTXP – €14.50 > no time slot required
    This was a real surprise, replicas of famous paintings of super high quality and just a fun environment, free and casual.
  • 13:30 Lunch (ps I went for the best Hummus in the city, Sir Hummus in de Pijp, not included in the card)
  • 14:30 Zaanse Schans Tour – €29.50 > advance booking required
    Touristy with a capital letter T. But fun? I have to admit to it. It was a great blend of a guided tour and free time.
  • 19:00 A’dam Lookout Viewing Tower – €16.50 (online: €14.50) > no time slot required
    Beautiful views over Amsterdam and the wide surroundings, can you spot Schiphol Airport?
  • 20:30 Stromma Boat Tour – No slot needed – €19.50 (online: €16.50) > no time slot required
    Not the company I would choose if given a choice, but super convenient, and the views are always pretty!

Day 2

  • 09:00 24-hour Bicycle MacBike rental from their Central Station location – €16.50 (online: €14.85)  > no time slot required
    I would not pay for this. A public transport pass is cheaper, but since it was included, it was fun. Not much comfort, though.
  • 10:00 Breakfast at Oeuf in de Pijp, not included, but excellent (I had the Croque Madam with Spanish Iberico ham)  
  • 11:00 Rembrandt Experience – €14.50 > no time slot required
    This was a surprisingly fun attraction going inside Rembrandt’s world. It’s a cool 30 minutes spend.
  • 12:00 Heineken – €23 > time slot required
    Ok, mixed feelings. If you love Heineken, you’ll love this experience, if not only for the three free beers you get. I thought the museum part was a little thin. Learning about the brewing process with the Heineken experience doesn’t go very deep, but the copper pots, wow! Amazing. Otherwise it’s mainly Heineken advertising, but again if you’re a fan, that is actually fun.
  • 14:30 Madame Tussauds Amsterdam – €26.00 (online: €23.00) > time slot required
    I thought I would not enjoy this a lot, watching wax life-sized figures in a World Heritage-listed city. But I, surprisingly, had quite some fun. I loved that they created settings to get a picture with your favorite Hollywood star at a cocktail party, for example. And they’re all SO real.
  • 16:00 House of Bols – €17.50 > no time slot required
    This was fun! I had no idea what to expect, but the experience offered a great introduction to the brewing process of gin and the company’s history, and the highlight was, for sure, the free cocktail at the end. It was served in a proper cocktail bar with a bartender, and the menu was extensive. I want to go back.

Spend (online prices):

Day 1: €98
Day 2: €92.85

Total: €190.85 without the pass (online prices), while the card costs only €94 (and often is available for less), so their claim to save up to 50 % is true. We saved more!

And as you can see in our timetable, it was a very easy schedule. I was tired from all the impressions of the many top attractions in Amsterdam I experienced, but time-wise it was all at a relaxing pace.

And if I wanted, I could have squeezed in one more attraction on Day 2. But I was content and ready to call it a day.

As you can see, I did not use any of the museum options available and still had a fantastic two days out in Amsterdam.

That is the difference with the I amsterdam Card. You need to be into museums to get your money’s worth with that card (if you are, it’s a great card, then hop over to my I amsterdam article). They have a unique list of other attractions Go City does not offer.

Like I said before, if you have the time, I would buy both passes to get the most out of Amsterdam.

This Is How The Go City Pass Works 

Go City Pass Digitally stored in the app.
Go City Amsterdam pass in the app – Photo © Hidden Holland

Using your Go City pass is straightforward, except for the tour booking process. Scanning the passes at each attraction was a breeze. It’s a convenient pass if you want to visit the city without breaking the bank. It’s a great way to discover Amsterdam.

Purchasing and Receiving the Pass

This part is easy. Head over to the Go City official website or trusted ticket vendors like this one, and buy the go city pass of your choice.

Once done, you’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the go city app, installing it on your phone, and then transferring the digital passes to the app.

You do this by opening the email on your phone and clicking the link, and it’s done.

If you don’t have a smartphone or prefer a paper ticket, it is also possible to download the tickets as a PDF and print your pass.

If a slot reservation is needed, you can do so on the website on your computer. A link is provided in your confirmation email. 

One question I had that was not answered in the confirmation e-mail was: “Does each pass holder needs to download his/her/its app, or could all passes be loaded to one phone, one app?”

Both were possible, but I was momentarily unsure what to do. Go City can certainly clarify this better.

Using The Go City App

Practical information in the Go City Pass app.
Practical information in the Go City app – Photo © Hidden Holland

The pass also comes with a free app, and I loved using it. It was so simple getting the tickets into it and opening them to show at the attractions.

There was also an easy “Discover” function to find things to do with the card. Once clicked, it showed detailed information about the location and direct links to book a time slot if needed.

You can create a favorites list to make it even easier to use once you’re on the road. I found this handy myself.

Another helpful feature is the option to copy the pass number with a click of the copy icon. No typing your pass number when booking time slots. You could copy and paste.

Few things that might confuse you (It did confuse me for a moment):

  1. The expiry date that is shown. Don’t count yourself lucky to see it two years in the future. Your card is valid for the consecutive days you purchased but must be used no later than the date shown. In other words, the final day of the card must be used before that date two years in the future. I think it’s great they’re so flexible. Sometimes plans change.

    PS: A refund is only possible up to 90 days after the purchase date.
  2. The purse value. This seems such a random amount. It means your “All-Inclusive” is formally not all-inclusive since you can not spend more at (at-the-door prices) than that amount.

    However, it’s so high I don’t understand it’s there. You can never reach it. Just ignore it. But it isn’t apparent. I get it.
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Activation and Using the Pass

This part is simple. When you use your pass at the first attraction, it gets activated automatically. No specific action is needed from your side.

From that point, depending on the type of pass you’ve chosen, you have a set number of consecutive days or attractions to explore. Just show your pass at the entrance, and voilà, you’re in!

I downloaded both passes in one app, so I only needed to open one phone at the venue. I just swiped my screen to get to the next pass.

Booking Time slots / Make Reservations

Booking a time slot was easy. But one important thing to know is to follow the direct booking link from the Go City app or website.

For example, I spent 10 minutes on the Heineken website trying to find the option to reserve two free tickets, but I could not find them. It was my fault.

I went directly to the Heineken website. Once I used the link provided in the app, it was all arranged in minutes. 

Most attractions can be reserved close to the travel date, but some sell out quicker. I wanted to go on the Anne Frank walking tour, which was already sold out two weeks in advance.

The Rijks can also sell out in advance in busy periods or popular exhibitions. On the other hand, I could book a time slot for Madame Tussaud’s on the same day.

However, your Amsterdam vacation is likely not something you want to gamble with. So leave your lucky charms at home and make your time slot reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ps: you can only book time slots after you purchase your passes (you need the pass number(s).)

Don’t worry in the unlikely event your chosen options are not available and you want to cancel your pass altogether, you can easily do so, and you’ll get a full refund.

Booking Tours

Ok, now here was a little hiccup. So far, so good, and I fell in love with the card until I got to the booking of a tour part of it all. 

I wanted to book the Windmill tour. The app instructions stated to e-mail the provider for reservations.

I thought that was cumbersome and time delaying, like why, in 2023, can’t we go to a website, check real-time availability, book, and move on with our day? Something possible with the attractions side of the card.

Ironically, after emailing the company, I received a reply requesting to book online and use a discount code instead.

Exactly what I was expecting the first time around. So that email was a waste of time. Here as a reader of this blog, I have the privilege to provide you with the correct booking instructions (until Go City updates the app):

  1. Go to the website: www.tourcompany.nl
  2. Choose the tour you wish to join with your Go City Pass, and click the ‘Book now button.’
    o   Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Live Guided Tour
    o   Volendam, Edam & Windmills Full Day Tour
    o   Zaanse Schans Windmills Half Day Tour
    o   Anne Frank Walking Tour
  3. Select the date and time you wish to join and the number of people. (if the date is unavailable, the tour is full)
  4. Use the discount code GoCity23
  5. Fill in the guest details using the email address you booked your passes with, and you’re all set to join the tour!

It was a minor inconvenience but smooth sailing once I secured my spot. And the tour as two Dutchman on the most touristy tour of them all was just fun.

And I learned a thing or two from our knowledgeable tour guide, who was also excited she had two locals onboard and announced the fact with surprise to the group.

And to be fair, despite my critical remarks about this part (booking tours) of the City Pass, I still have a crush on the card. It was just a great experience overall.

I’m even inclined to buy it myself in other cities where the Go City pass is available. They have super fun selections everywhere. I think Paris is the one next on my list.

Tips For How To Get The Most Out Of Your Card

My free cocktail at the Bols Experience that was included with the Go City Pass Amsterdam.
Free cocktail at the House of Bols – Photo © Hidden Holland

Navigating Amsterdam with the Go City Pass will be even easier with some helpful tips:

Start by clustering your visits. For example, many attractions center around areas like Museumplein or Central Station.

Central Station: This is Holland, A’dam Lookout Tower, Mac Bike Rental, the Canal Cruise, and all tours are conveniently close to the station.

Museumplein: Rijksmuseum, MOCO, House of Bols, the Rembrandt Experience, the Heineken Experience, RTXP are also close to each other.

Don’t overlook the 24-hour free bike rental with MacBike. It’s not just an authentic Amsterdam experience but also a strategic way to cover more ground efficiently, especially since this pass does not include public transportation.

However, if you’re unsure, cycling in Amsterdam is not for the inexperienced. Just get a GVB day ticket here and take the tram and metro to get around.

Check the operating hours and any special events. Do those things that close the earliest first. The A’dam Lookout Tower, the Canal Cruise, This is Holland, and House of Bols can often be done in the evening. This way, you can get more out of your pass

Limitations of the Go City Pass

Taking a bus tour to the Zaanse Schans with the Amsterdam Go City Pass.
Bus tour ticket to the Zaanse Schans – Photo © Hidden Holland

Every travel tool has its strengths and weaknesses, and this pass is no exception. I told you I would be Dutch. Things to know before you go:

  • Booking Tours: It’s not always as straightforward as one would hope. But the tours to the Windmills, Volendam, the Rotterdam/Delft/The Hague, and the Anne Frank Walking tour are easy to book.
  • Iconic Attractions: Notably, the Anne Frank House and tickets for the Van Gogh aren’t on the list. These are iconic spots many travelers wish to visit.
  • Boat Cruise Choices: The pass ties you to a single operator, limiting your options for this Amsterdam experience.
  • One-time Visits; Despite its “all-inclusive” label, each attraction is a one-time deal. No repeat visits, even if you fall in love with a place. I wanted to go back on This is Holland, but nope.
  • Public Transportation: The card doesn’t cover public transport, which can add extra costs to your “all-inclusive day” however, you can buy a transit pass for only €9, so it’s not a dealbreaker.
  • This Pass is per calendar day, not 24 hours periods. This is a difference with the I amsterdam. With I amsterdam you can squeeze in a “extra day” by entering an attraction the day after before it’s exipry time, you can’t do that with Go City.

Differences with the I amsterdam Card

RTXP a fun museum that was surprise discovery with the Go City Amsterdam pass.
Me at RTXP, a surprise discovery – Photo © Hidden Holland

The Amsterdam Go City Pass and the I amsterdam Card cater to slightly different travel styles of how people like to explore the city of Amsterdam. Here is a full extensive review of the I amsterdam Card and links to purchase one. A quick comparison:

  • Attraction Focus: The Go City Pass leans more towards popular attractions, Like Amsterdam’s most popular attractions, places such as the Heineken Experience and the A’dam Lookout Tower. The I amsterdam Card focuses more on museums in Amsterdam and surrounding towns.
  • Public Transport: I amsterdam has public transportation in the city. Go City does not. However, you can easily complement the Go City Pass with a separate GVB ticket for city transit.
  • Museum Count: If museums are your jam, the I amsterdam Card might be more up your alley. It offers access to a broader range of cultural spots.
  • Cruises: While both cards offer a canal cruise, the Go City Pass has fewer options. The difference in quality and experience is however, minimal.

Which card is right for you depends; sometimes, it could be both!

Is the Pass valid for the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam?

Unfortunately, the Van Gogh Museum is not part of the Go City offerings. This museum is not included with any real tourist pass.

Is the Go City Card accepted at the Anne Frank House?

No, the Anne Frank House is not included in this Pass. You can only buy your tickets directly at the museum. They never work with outside ticket providers.

Does the Pass offer free public transportation around Amsterdam?

The pass does not include public transport. Consider purchasing a separate GVB public transportation ticket for city transit.

What about the GO City Amsterdam Explorer Pass?

The Go City Amsterdam Explorer Pass is another offering from Go City, allowing you to choose a specific number of attractions to visit over 60 days.

Is the Go City Amsterdam pass worth it? 

It depends on your travel style and interests if the pass is worth it for your trip. The Go City Pass offers excellent value if you’re keen on various attractions and experiences. But check other options, like the I amsterdam City card (when you’re a museum person).


The Go City Card is a practical tool for those exploring Amsterdam’s attractions. If the list of attractions includes attractions you’d love to experience, it’s a steal and is a way to save money on your trip!

I recommend a 2- or 3-day pass, giving you access to a range of experiences without feeling rushed. For those staying longer, consider pairing it with the I amsterdam Card, especially if you enjoy museums too.

Locations like the Hermitage, Our Lord on the Attic (a highlight), the Canal House Museum, the Van Loon Museum, and the Willet Holthuysen Museum are only accessible with that card (or single tickets).

However, if museums aren’t your thing, and you have more days in Amsterdam, then I recommend the Go City All-Inclusive 5-day pass. Its cost-effectiveness means you can spread out your visits, making each day leisurely and enjoyable. Or go for the Explorer pass.

In essence, the right pass can make your Amsterdam experience a lot better (and more affordable), but it’s all about aligning it with your interests and duration of stay.

PS: I only recommend the Go City Explorer pass if you’re spreading your activities out over a longer period or when you only want to make a few choices and not on the same day.

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