Disabled Friendly Amsterdam: Top 5 Accessible Attractions
By Limitless Travel -
Amsterdam is a city like no other – from is rich culture to its amazing architecture and countryside. Cruise the canals, take touristy photos or sample Dutch delicacies... Amsterdam has something for everyone!
1. Take a photo with the 'I Amsterdam' sign!
Be like every other tourist and take a photo with the iconic ‘I Amsterdam’ sign. With one located on the Museumplein, one outside Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and one moving round the city there are many opportunities to take a selfie.
They began as a marketing campaign however have now become a landmark and a representation of the city’s willingness to accept everyone, regardless of race, sex, nationality and physical ability. Proudly pose in front of it and snap a photo - post it on social media and don’t forget to tag Limitless!
2. Cruise the canals in style!
Amsterdam has its fair share of canals.. so how about taking a sight seeing cruise on the canals? It’s an incredible way to experience Amsterdam without your wheelchair battery running out. The canals are an important aspect of the city’s development
There are a few companies that offer wheelchair accessible river cruises with access via a ramp and onboard lift. Check out Blue Boat Company!
3. Enjoy a Heineken!
The Heineken Experience is an interactive, self-guided tour through the historic brewery of the Dutch pilsner beer, Heineken. The building was built as the first Heineken brewery in 1867. It remained the company’s primary brewing facility until 1988. The experience consists of a museum showcasing the history of the Heineken beer and brand, interactive exhibits that explain the brewing process, and an opportunity to sample and enjoy the beer itself.
A printed guide detailing the accessible route is provided to each wheelchair user at the ticket booth. With it spread across four levels but accessible to wheelchairs via lifts the Heineken experience is a must when visiting the city.
4. Take in the world's largest collection of Van Gogh!
First opened in 1973, the Van Gogh Museum is a national museum of the Netherlands and houses the world’s largest collection of a Vincent Van Gogh’s works.
The museum is located in the Museumplein and is fully wheelchair accessible. Access is provided via elevators and disabled toilets are available inside. One companion may accompany wheelchair user free of charge.
5. Sample a dutch delicacy!
The Simonehoeve is a traditional cheese farm and clog factory, take a look at how the cheese and clogs are made then try some for yourself. It has been in the family for years, starting off with a farm and a large herd of sheep, and has now been making cheese and clogs for over 30 years.
The Simonehoeve Cheese Farm has adapted facilities for people with reduced mobility, with disabled toilets and access to the shop and restaurant. It is also possible to get a sign language interpreter if booked in advance.
We have tried and tested Amsterdam's local transport, hotels, and activities and picked out the very best of the best. So if you fancy ticking these breathtaking attractions off your bucket list just enquire now on our website or give us call on 0800 069 8060 and we will do the rest...