Dutch Countryside Card

Are you visiting the beautiful city of Amsterdam? Then plan a visit to one of the beautiful villages around Amsterdam as well. The Dutch Countryside Card has been developed especially for travellers. With the Dutch Countryside Card you can fully enjoy the countryside around Amsterdam. With this tourist card you will travel 2 or 3 days for free with all public transport in the region around Amsterdam. You will also receive a free canal cruise in Amsterdam, an audio tour with walking routes and a 10% discount on attractions, museums and tours in and around Amsterdam.

About the Dutch Countryside Card

The Dutch Countryside Card offers many advantages if you visit Amsterdam and also want to visit at least one of the highlights in the countryside around Amsterdam.

What is included?

  • Public transport in the Amsterdam region (train (2nd class), tram, metro, bus and ferry). Including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Keukenhof, Zandvoort and many more highlights
  • 1-hour canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Audio guide in Amsterdam with walking route
  • 10% discount on all top attractions and museums in Amsterdam and the Dutch Countryside

Prices & discounts

There are different prices for the Dutch Countryside Card. These depend on the desired duration of free public transport and age. With the Dutch Countryside Card you also get a unique discount code which gives you a 10% discount on lots of attractions, museums and tours. This way you quickly earn back your Dutch Countryside card.

2 day transport3 day transport
Adult (14+)€ 44,00€ 54,00
Child (4-13)€ 42,00€ 52,00

How it works

The Dutch Countryside Card is easy to use. Here is the simple step-by-step plan:

  1. When you buy the Dutch Countryside Card, choose your arrival day in Amsterdam
  2. Select a date and possibly a time slot per item
  3. For the OV-ticket it is important to know that you have to exchange your digital ticket for a public transport pass. This can be done at one of the many ticket machines or ticket counters in and around Amsterdam (e.g. at Amsterdam Central Station, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station, Amsterdam ArenA/Bijlmer Station, Amsterdam Zuid Station and Amsterdam Noord Station). Exchanging vouchers is very easy. Scan the barcode on your voucher at one of the ticket machines or ticket counters.
  4. To travel by public transport, check in with your public transport pass at the beginning of your journey and check out at the end of each journey. Please note! Your public transport pass only becomes valid at your first check-in.
  5. Want to visit other attractions and tours? Your Dutch Countryside Card comes with a unique discount code that gives you a 10% discount on many attractions and tours in and around Amsterdam. You must buy your tickets in advance at the ticketshop. The discount is NOT valid at the locations’ cash registers.

FAQ

Which public transport lines are included with Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket?

With the OV-ticket you can travel for free with the train, tram, metro, bus and ferry in the Amsterdam area. By train you travel between many train stations in the Amsterdam area. Furthermore the OV-ticket is valid in all trams, (night-)buses, metros and ferries of GVB, EBS, Keolis and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam area.

Which train stations are included in the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket?

With the Amsterdam Travel Ticket you travel unlimited in 2nd class by train from and to each of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Bussum Zuid, Hilversum, Hilversum Media Park and Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk.

When does the validity of the public transport ticket start?

The ticket is valid from the moment you first check in until 4 am after the last day of validity (the validity period is 1, 2 or 3 days depending on the type of ticket). The day starts at 00.00 hours (midnight).

Example 1: if you check in with your 2-day ticket at midnight on Wednesday, your ticket is valid until 4am on Friday.

Example 2: if you check in with your 2-day ticket at 20:00 on Wednesday, your ticket is valid until 4:00 on Thursday morning.

Where can I exchange my digital ticket for the public transport pass?

Amsterdam Central Station
Automatic ticket machines (IJzijde): daily 24/7
NS Service & Tickets (city centre side): daily 24/7
GVB Service & Tickets (opposite CS): daily 08:30 – 19:00
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Automatic ticket machines in baggage hall 1, 2, 3, 4: daily 24/7
NS Service & Tickets: daily 24/7
Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station
NS Service & Tickets: monday-friday 06:00 – 22:00, saturday-sunday 07:00 – 22:00
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA station
GVB Service & Tickets: Monday-Friday 08:30 – 19:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Amsterdam Zuid Station
GVB Service & Tickets: Monday-Friday 08:30 – 19:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
NS Service & Tickets: Monday – Friday 07:00 – 19:00, Saturday 08:00 – 19:00, Sunday 09:00 – 19:00
Amsterdam North Station
GVB Service & Tickets: daily from 10:00 – 18:00

For which attractions, museums and tours do you get 10% discount when you buy the Dutch Countryside Card?

The Dutch Countryside Card offers a 10% discount at many attractions, museums and tours in and around Amsterdam. This benefit can be substantial. It is important to purchase your tickets in advance at the special ticketshop. The discount is NOT valid at the ticket counter of the attraction. Check out the best discounts in Amsterdam.