Sightseeing on a Budget in Amsterdam
With so much to experience in and around Amsterdam, costs can easily creep up—but it is possible to save on sightseeing by booking a few key components to your itinerary in advance. From hop-on hop-off tours to catered cruises, here are our top tips for pinching your pennies in Amsterdam.
Book a Super Saver or Combo Tour
Super Savers and combo tours combine Amsterdam’s most popular activities into one seamless package, letting you check off top attractions such as the Van Gogh Museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site canals at a discount. Combo day trips to Volendam, the Zaanse Schans, and the Hague typically include transfers, providing a cost-effective way to widen your perspective of Holland.
Avoid Hidden Costs on a Food-Inclusive Tour
Book a tour that includes a meal or tastings to save on surprise food expenses and slot your meal conveniently into your day. Whether you want to fill up on Dutch cheese samples or unwind with a sit-down dinner on a canal cruise, both your belly and budget will thank you later.
Purchase a Multiattraction Pass
Multiattraction passes such as the Amsterdam Pass and I Amsterdam City Card offer a hassle-free way to explore the city, with access to several attractions included over a time period of your choice. If you’re planning to travel further, opt for a Holland Pass or Museumkaart, which can be used across the country.
Save on Transfers with a Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket
No need to shell out for daily Metro tickets when you’re in the world’s most famous canal city. Experience an Amsterdam must-do on a canal cruise and save money with hop-on hop-off transfer between dispersed attractions, such as the A'dam Lookout and Rijksmuseum, over 24 hours. Alternatively, hop-on-hop-off-bus tours provide similar insights while sticking to dry land, and offer a choice of 24- or 48-hour usage periods.