Discount Cards

Visitors of various professions, including artists and teachers, may get discounts at some venues if they show accreditation.

Students regularly get a few euros off museum admission; bring ID.

Seniors over 65, and with partners of 60 or older, benefit from reductions on public transport, museum admission, concerts and more. You may look younger, so bring your passport.

Many cities (eg Amsterdam, Den Haag and Rotterdam) offer discount-card schemes that are good for museums, attractions and local transport. Ask at tourist offices.

Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort (Cultural Youth Passport; www.cjp.nl; card €17.50) Big discounts to museums and cultural events nationwide for people under the age of 30.

Holland Pass (www.hollandpass.com; 3/4/6 attractions €40/55/75) Similar to the I Amsterdam Card, but without the rush for usage; you can visit sights over a month, valid from the date of your first visit. Prices are based on the number of admissions to attractions, which you pick from tiers (the most popular/expensive sights are gold-tier). Also includes discounted rates on bike tours, canal cruises and organised excursions. Buy it online, then you'll receive a confirmation email with barcode enabling you to pick up your pass at a designated point upon arrival in the Netherlands.

Museumkaart (Museum Card; www.museumkaart.nl; adult/child €59.90/32.45, plus registration fee €4.95) Free and discounted entry to some 400 museums all over the country, valid for one year. Strictly limited to five museum visits during the first 31 days; purchase a temporary card at participating museums and validate online prior to initial one-month expiry.