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.