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Museum question

Westfield, New...
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Museum question

My husband and I will be in Amsterdam in mid August. As of now will probably purchase the IAmsterdam card, or perhaps the Museumkaart. I see that for the Van Gogh museum, tickets must be booked in advance. In order to use a card, you need to enter a number from it. Since the card(s) won't actually be in our hands until arrival and pick up of the card, how are museums able to be booked in advance? I'd hate to get there, pick up cards, just to be turned away because I couldn't book in advance .

Would appreciate any advice - thanks in advance!

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Port Townsend...
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1. Re: Museum question

You only need the number when using the I Amsterdam card. When using the Museumkaart no number is required.

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Museum question

>>I see that for the Van Gogh museum, tickets must be booked in advance. <<

No they don't. That is only for the current Japan exhibition until the 24 June.

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3. Re: Museum question

(but the Van Gogh Museum is always very busy, so it might be worth pre-booking that anyway - I have seen queues of more than an hour there sometimes)

Asheboro, North...
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4. Re: Museum question

I bought IAmsterdam cards about a month ago for our trip in October--these were mailed to my home (in the states) and I was then able to reserve the Van Gogh Museum (October reservations already looked busy)-- so, no problems!! I can't wait!!

Westfield, New...
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5. Re: Museum question

Thanks for your response... out of curiosity, how much do they charge for delivery? (Not sure if it matters but we are thinking of a 2 day pass).

Winter Haven...
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6. Re: Museum question

They won't let you print them out?

"Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Asheboro, North...
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7. Re: Museum question

It was pricey with exchange rate, around $20+; they came in like 2-3 days thru DHL!

Houston, Texas
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8. Re: Museum question

"It was pricey with exchange rate, around $20+; they came in like 2-3 days thru DHL!"

That is kinda pricey in reality, as the tickets are € 18 per adult for the museum itself for the Van Gogh.

Breda, The...
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9. Re: Museum question

“That is kinda pricey in reality, as the tickets are € 18 per adult for the museum itself for the Van Gogh.”

@JordanBS; again you are commenting without reading properly.

In post #4, Carol clearly writes that she bought IAmsterdam cards and that these were mailed to her home in the US. She did not have the Van Gogh museum tickets mailed to her home.

Asheboro, North...
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10. Re: Museum question

the Iamsterdam card allows entrance to many other museums, canal cruise, etc--free!

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