Amsterdam has a fantastic selection of accessible museums. From history, art and film to science, geography, and the human body, there’s something for everyone.
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Amsterdam Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Just as the name suggests, this museum is all about Amsterdam. The museum has various interesting exhibitions  about the city’s historical and geographical developments. Photos, paintings, interactive maps, and statues are just some of the things you’ll find here. Click here to visit the Amsterdam Museum website.

The Amsterdam Museum has special museum maps for visitors with reduced mobility. It also offers custom tours for visitors who need extra time or support. To discuss possibilities about custom tours, or to reserve a wheelchair, call +31 (0) 20 5231 730 or email boekingen@amsterdammuseum.nl

Anne Frank House

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Anne Frank was a young German-born Jewish girl who kept diary accounts of her time in hiding during the German Occupation. While Anne Frank did not survive World War II, her diary was later published and became one of the most-read books in the world.  The place of hiding has since been turned into a world famous museum, the Anne Frank House

The original part of the Anne Frank House (including the annex) can unfortunately only be reached via a staircase. However, visitors with reduced mobility can experience a 25 minute virtual reality tour of Anne Frank’s hiding place as it was during WWII. Click here to read more about the museum’s accessibility or buy your ticket online.

Click here to read a personal blog post about my visit to the Anne Frank museum.

Source: The Anne Frank House Collection

Body Worlds

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Body Worlds is an exciting museum all about the anatomy & physiology of the human body. Click here to visit the Body Worlds Amsterdam website. 

Dutch Resistance Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
The Resistance Museum is dedicated to sharing the stories of the Dutch resistance efforts during World War II. Click here to visit the Resistance Museum website or read more about the child-friendly Junior Resistance Museum

Eye Film Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM noord (north)
With its fascinating exhibitions and cinemas, the EYE Film Museum is Amsterdam’s museum dedicated to film. Here, visitors can watch films, learn about the history of film and discover how it works. The EYE Film Museum boasts a variety of child-friendly activities, including fun and educational tours, films and workshops. Click here to visit the museum website. 

Please email info@eyefilm.nl to reserve a mobility aid in advance. If you are planning a visit to EYE’s cinemas, please also inform the museum staff via email.

EYE Film Museum

Hermitage

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Located along the Amstel river, the Hermitage in Amsterdam is a branch of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum in Russia. The museum has a number of impressive changing art exhibitions, showing historic paintings, sculptures, and more. Click here to visit the Hermitage Amsterdam website. 

Madame Tussaud

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Located near Dam Square and the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Madame Tussaud is a wax museum home to wax models of your favourite celebrities and famous faces – from Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and Barack Obama to Bob Marley, Nicolas Cage and Zayn Malik. Click here to visit the Madame Tussaud Amsterdam website. 

Fire regulations only permit 2 wheelchair users in the museum at one time.  If you would like to visit Madame Tussaud Amsterdam in a wheelchair, the museum recommends making a reservation beforehand. Call: +31 (0) 20 522 10 10

Micropia

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Micropia is a fascinating and unique museum all about microbes! The museum has various interactive exhibitions that are enjoyable and educational for visitors of all ages. Click here for more information.

If you will be visiting with a mobility aid, the museum asks that visitors visit the reception desk upon arrival. A member of staff will then use a key card to provide access to the lift.

Micropia

National Maritime Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam highlights the deep connection between The Netherlands, Dutch culture, and the sea. It holds a number of fun and interesting exhibitions for all ages, and even includes a historic VOC ship. Click here to visit the Maritime Museum website. 

NEMO Science Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
NEMO Science Museum is a child-friendly museum about science and technology. The museum includes various interactive exhibitions, experiments and workshops. Click here for more information.  

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Dating back to the Dutch Golden Age, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam is an impressive historic building in the heart of the city centre. Now used for official state visits and celebrations, it’s also open to the public for much of the year. Click here to visit the Royal Palace of Amsterdam website. Click here for a virtual tour of the palace

Additional useful information: Visitors are provided with a map indicating accessible toilets, lifts, and other useful accessibility features. Please note the palace is surrounded by cobble stones (along Dam Square) is may be uncomfortable for mobility aid users.

Rijksmuseum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s most iconic museums. Dedicated to art and history, it is home to a vast selection of artwork including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Milkmaid. The museum has various child-friendly accessible activities including tours, treasure hunts, drawing lessons, and digital games. Click here to visit the Rijksmuseum website or read more about child-friendly activities like the family activity guide

Additional useful information: The Rijksmuseum offers special maps showing wheelchair-friendly routes and toilets. Visitors unable to wait in line for medical reasons can obtain a Fast Pass.

Read more about the museum’s accessibility here. To reserve a wheelchair, rollator, walking stick or foldable chair, please email: groepen@rijksmuseum.nl

Stedelijk Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Located in Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter, the Stedelijk Museum showcases to an array of artwork, both modern and contemporary. Click here to visit the Stedelijk Museum website, or jump straight to the museum’s accessibility information. This includes a floor plan showing accessible toilets and lifts

To reserve a wheelchair or other mobility aids before your visit, call + 31 (0) 2057 32911 or email reserveringen@stedelijk.nl

Tropenmuseum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Located in a spectacular historic building, the Tropenmuseum has a variety of permanent and changing exhibitions dedicated to global cultures. Click here to visit the Tropenmuseum website or read more about the child-friendly Junior Tropenmuseum.  

Van Gogh Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
The Van Gogh Museum: a museum dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most iconic Dutch painters in history. The museum’s mobility aid page includes a detailed overview of accessibility, including lift measurements, accessibility floor plans, and much more. All gift shop products and books on sale at the museum can also be ordered in the online gift shop. Click here to visit the Van Gogh Museum website. 

Additional useful information: Both entrances at Museumplein and Paulus Potterstraat are accessible. To visit the permanent exhibition, Paulus Potterstraat is most convenient.

To reserve a museum wheelchair before your visit, please email bezoekersservice@vangoghmuseum.nl

Source: Van Gogh Museum (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)