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This is an excellent buy aslongas you preplan the use of the tickets. It is even a good buy if you only use it in Amsterdam as we did over the space of 3 days we made us for the money expended.
Viator and the Holland pass offer the major attractions of this beautiful country in a high quality, good priced basket. One thing you have to be sure before purchasing the Holland Pass is to have plenty of time for the many beauties to visit and contemplate.
This is recommended providing you do your research ahead of time to find out if the activities you like are included. We covered the Rijks and Van Gogh Museums, did the 1 hr. canal cruise, My son used 1 of his for the Heineken Experience which he thoroughly enjoyed. We did the Reypenauer Cheese tasting session which was great-learned lots about cheese and wine pairings. In the end, we had a couple of unused vouchers on our pass so don't know if we got our value.
Good value for money, just be aware it doesnt get you into any two things you want to do if thats the ticket you choose. There is a gold and a silver ticket which means the $$ value you can spend to do any of the museums etc. It wasnt a problem for us however. The city pass saved us at least 10 euro for two people and we were only able to use it for one day so could imagine it would be extra useful if you were staying longer :)
Well, this was a little gem.
Guide book very informative - had lots of discount offers available to use - which we did. The 'free voucher' system was more complicated than needed to be, they have been divided up into 'tulip' or 'windmill' and can only be used in specific places, and once you have established how it works was fine. It would have been really helpful to receive this in advance of the trip though(as happened last year with our 'Paris Pass'), to enable you to understand what was going on and make best use of the card.
The book also mentioned additional sights to see, not in our AA guidebook, so we busily added these into our itinerary and they were worth seeing.
The free 24 hour travel pass, which we thought we'd make good use of, in fact came home again with us. Everywhere was within easy walking distance, so had no need for it. Prior to the trip we'd been anxious about getting passes for public transport to cover our stay, but this proved irrelevant, but in Paris it was essential last year. Would have been 5 stars if we'd got it in advance of our trip!
Skip the line in Van Gogh museum was great; but for the Rijksmuseum, you still have to join a long queue even with the pass, and another longer queue when you get in to the museum and exchange the ticket, then some shorter queue for the different part of the museum that you wish to visit...
We didn't actually have a tour as such, but the possibility to swap vouchers for entrance to museums and so forth. In general this worked well. We arrived at the Rijksmuseum so early there was no queue to skip, but I could imagine that this would be a very useful feature later in the day.
Given the excellent weather, we enjoyed our time in Amsterdam very much. We just need some replacement feet!
We arrived in Schiphol and had our vouchers exchanged right there for the tickets. It was very convenient. I used the Tulip pass for Keukenhof and Von Gogh and happy I did. We did not have to be in queue for a long time.
Very slight discount since only one part of the pass offers free entry to one museum (the ohers a light discount) and did not go to head of line.... but so enjoyed visiting the Rijksmuseum, the VanGogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum that I was ultimately satisfied with this tour.
We had a great experience traveling in Amsterdam, visiting the keukenhof and enjoying a canal trip.. We used the public transport. We still can use lots of the entrees with a 20 % discount.
The pass was very useful especially with the free handbook of available activities. The windmill/tulip thing could be a bit confusing, as at times it wasn't only one ticket required. Van Gogh Museum and Keukenhoff Gdns on Express Bus, 100 sights Canal trip plus that 24hr public transport ticket were my choices. Hugely enjoyable and it was true that mostly I could skip the line.