Travellers with Disabilities

  • Travellers with reduced mobility will find Amsterdam moderately equipped to meet their needs.
  • Most offices and museums have lifts and/or ramps and toilets for visitors with disabilities.
  • A large number of budget and midrange hotels have limited accessibility, as they occupy old buildings with steep stairs and no lifts.
  • Restaurants tend to be on ground floors, though 'ground' sometimes includes a few steps.
  • Most buses are wheelchair accessible, as are metro stations. Trams are becoming more accessible as new equipment is added. Many lines have elevated stops for wheelchair users. The GVB website ( denotes which stops are wheelchair accessible.
  • Accessible Travel Netherlands publishes a downloadable guide ( to restaurants, sights, transport and routes in Amsterdam for those with limited mobility.
  • Check the accessibility guide at Accessible Amsterdam (
  • Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel Online Resources guide from