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 (www.gvb.nl) denotes which stops are wheelchair accessible.
  • Accessible Travel Netherlands publishes a downloadable guide (www.accessibletravelnl.com/blogs/new-city-guide-for-Amsterdam) to restaurants, sights, transport and routes in Amsterdam for those with limited mobility.
  • Check the accessibility guide at Accessible Amsterdam (www.toegankelijkamsterdam.nl).
  • Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel Online Resources guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.