24 hours in Amsterdam with the Explore Pass

Enjoy your day in Amsterdam to the fullest

Amsterdam is filled with amazing attractions, museums and other activities. When you are only in Amsterdam for 24 hours, you have to set priorities. You’ll want to see the absolute highlights and with Explore Pass you can do so at a great discount.

For 24 hours the Explore Pass with 50 Explorer Points can give you a great experience in Amsterdam. You can choose between 35 different attractions, museums and tours in the city to explore. Here is our recommended selection if you only have 24 hours in Amsterdam, which will use up all 50 of the Explorer Points.

An iconic canal cruise in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous for its canals and a cruise along these waterways is a must-do for any visitor to the city. Whether you choose the classic 1hr Canal Cruise or the Semi-Open Boat Cruise, is up to you. For warmer weather, such as in spring and summer we recommend the Semi-Open, while the classic Canal Cruise will give you a great experience on colder and wetter days.

Both cruises are operated by LOVERS Canal Cruises, who have been sailing through the Amsterdam canals since the 1950s. Both cruises take you along the iconic calls of Amsterdam, including the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht. Though each cruise is unique to avoid congestion on the canals, you will see plenty of bridges, merchant houses and churches along the way.

The largest street art museum in the world

One of the newer museums in Amsterdam is the STRAAT Museum and it is quickly becoming a statement location for the city. The STRAAT Museum is the largest museum dedicated to street art and graffiti in the world. Set inside an old industrial shipyard, the art inside is as monumental, rough and radical as the building itself.

The art on display is constantly changing, with new pieces constantly added to the collection. The pieces on display were all created on location often during regular opening hours of the museum. The art inside the museum is as big as street art pieces are outside on the streets, only here you can learn more about the context within which the art was created.

Explore the city by bus

As you make your way through the city, you may want to give your feet a break between activities. A great to move between attractions and activities in Amsterdam is with the Hop-on Hop-off bus from City Sightseeing Amsterdam. With multiple stops around the city centre, you can make your way around Amsterdam.

You can hop-on and off as many times as you want over the course of 24 hours. You can start at Amsterdam Central Station and take the bus around the city centre to parks such as the Oosterpark and Vondelpark, or to neighbourhoods such as the Jordaan and the Pijp. With the free City Sightseeing Amsterdam app, you can see exactly when the next bus will arrive near you.

The Vondelpark is a favourite place for both locals and visitors of Amsterdam and the most famous park in the city. The streets of the Jordaan are lined with indie boutiques, cosy pubs and hip eateries. At the Pijp, you can try typical Dutch food and snack at the Albert Cuyp Market such as haring, stroopwafels and poffertjes.

The national museum of the Netherlands

For a true Dutch experience, a visit to the Rijksmuseum has to be on your must-do list. The national museum of the Netherlands is the largest art museum in the country and is home to a collection that tells the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history. The entire collection contains over one million pieces of which around 8000 are on display at the Rijksmuseum.

Amongst the pieces on display are world-famous works by Dutch masters including Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. Not-to-miss artworks on display are Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s Milkmaid. And the building itself is a work of art as well, with stained glass windows and mosaic floors.


What is the Explore Pass Amsterdam?

Explore Amsterdam with ease: this is the Explore Pass Amsterdam
If you are planning a trip to the capital of the Netherlands, and want to experience the top attractions, highlights and maybe even some quirky gems, without any hassle the Explore Pass is the city card for you. This fully digital pass gives you access to your choice to the best museums and attractions in Amsterdam. Let’s get acquainted.

What is the Explore Pass?

The Explore Pass is a fully digital city card available with 50, 75 or 100 points. Use these points for discounted tickets to the attractions in Amsterdam of your choosing.

Explore at your pace

The pass is valid for a year from the moment you activate it. This means you do not have to rush your trip, you can spend your Explore Points whenever you want. Do not tire yourself out by cramming all your visits in a few days! Plan your trip conveniently and with enough time to experience the city and its true culture.

You can get the pass in advance of your trip, and book tickets before you even arrive. This way when you get to Amsterdam, you are sure that you are already have your ticket on the day you want to visit. No let downs because of fully booked venues!

Fully digital

The Explore Pass makes it easy to discover Amsterdam. When you get the pass, you can start planning. Because it is all digital, you will always have it with you. All the tickets to the attractions are in your Explore wallet. Easy to find, hard to loose.

What is included in the pass?

Hop on Hop off Amsterdam

There are more than 35 attractions, tours and museums in and around

Amsterdam available with the pass. Pick your favorites!

Enjoy some sightseeing around the city by hopping on and off the famous City Sightseeing bus, included in your pass for free. Every Explore Pass is equipped with a 24 hour ticket for the bus, without spending any of your explore points. To make it as easy and convenient as possible to experience the most of Amsterdam.

Use the sightseeing bus to hop from one attraction to another. Rest your feet and enjoy the tour. Get to see the highlights of Amsterdam and hop out when you want to visit a cool attraction!

How to make the most of your Explore Pass

Open your explore pass in the web-app. In this live booking hub, select the attractions that tickle your fancy. Find the top things that you want to do and get your tickets to reserve your spot.

Check out the example itineraries to see how much money you can save!


There are three types of passes available, the 50, 75 or 100 Point pass.
50 Explorer Points – €50,- euros per pass
75 Explorer Points – €75,- euros per pass
100 Explorer Points – €100,- euros per pass