Unlimited Museum Access in Amsterdam

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Scott Roane on March 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam - The Sunflowers

By Scott Roane


Many visitors to Amsterdam don’t know about the city’s Museumjaarkaart (Museum Year Pass) as it is only marketed to locals and residents. And even those that do know about it  simply don’t consider it. Why pay for a whole year, when you’re simply visiting for just a few days? For the purchase price you receive free entrance to more than 400 museums across the Netherlands for a full year. So I thought it might help to do the sums for you…

Purchase Price 2011  (Adult) Euro 39.95 (Children up to age 18, Euro 19,95) plus one off admin fee Euro 4.95

Total: Euro 44.90 (children 24.90)


Museum visits during a typical stay:

Anne Frank House (A must!) Euro 8.50

Van Gogh Museum (don’t forget the Friday night opening with live music!) Euro 14.00

Hermitage (great café inside for a lunch stop) Euro 15.00

Museum Het Schip (architectural marvel) Euro 7.50

Jewish Historical Museum (fascinating) Euro 9

Total: Euro 54.00

It’s a close call, but there are also a number of non-financial advantages. You can pop into some of the smaller museums for half an hour if you feel like it, or if you want to see a particular exhibition rather than the whole museum, or you’re caught in a sudden downpour… In short,  it offers a nice stress-free alternative.a

Simply purchase the Museum Year Pass at any of the larger museums participating in the scheme.

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