Amsterdam is the largest city and capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The city first developed as a small fishing village in the 12th century and became one of the most important European ports. It has since grown into an international financial center.
Wheelchair Accessible Amsterdam: Despite the moderate rating in my accessibility metric, the city is actually quite favorable to the wheelchair traveler. Most of the city’s top attractions, including boat tours of the Amsterdam Canals, can be accessed in a wheelchair. Although parts of the public transportation system may not accommodate certain wheelchair users, the streets and sidewalks are extremely accessible. Finding an accessible place to sleep is easy, as many hotels follow the ADA recommendations which are law in the United States. With proper planning, wheelchair travel to the Dutch cultural capital will be easily realized.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a major airline hub with a great special assistance team.
Attractions & Sights
World-class museums, windmills, delicious food and a popular sign await.
Hotels & Accommodations
These hotels in Amsterdam offer wheelchair accessible guest rooms with access features.
Wheelchair users can ride the metro/subway, trains, ferries and some city buses.
Sidewalks with curb ramps and dedicated bicycle lanes make rolling in a wheelchair easy.
Visa Requirements & Safety
Learn about Dutch travel visa requirements and stay safe in Amsterdam with these tips.