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

  • Entrance with automatic doors (and ramp). Inside a wheelchair platform leads into the museum.
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support beams
  • Wheelchairs and lightweight chairs available for visitors to borrow
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (1 min)
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • Mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs are not permitted
  • Some interactive displays are difficult to view when seated in a wheelchair
  • The children's part of the museum is not wheelchair accessible
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Amsterdam Museum

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.

  • Museum accessible via side entrance. Notify a member of staff outside.
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support beams downstairs. Ask a member of staff to accompany you in the lift.
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • The newer part of the museum including the gift shop and the cafe is accessible.
  • Historic part of museum (including the secret annex) is only accessible via staircase
  • Anne Frank's diary is located in the newer museum down three steps.
  • This review is based on personal experience
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. 

  • Automatic entrance doors
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Mobility scooters permitted
  • Reduced ticket price for wheelchair users as a small part of the museum is inaccessible
  • Close to public transportation (6 min)
  • A small part of the exhibition is located in the basement, which is not wheelchair accessible.
Source: Body Worlds

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

  • Manually operated entrance doors
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (12 min)
  • Wheelchair-friendly parking space in front of museum
  • Some displays in the exhibitions are difficult to see if you are seated in a wheelchair
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Resistance Museum. Photo by Merijn Soeters

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.

  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Wheelchair and rollator available to borrow (reserve via email)
  • 2 wheelchair places reserved in each cinema
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • 2 wheelchair-friendly parking spaces in the A'DAM tower parking lot
Source: Eye Film Museum. Photo by Paul van Riel.

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. 

  • Entrance with automatic doors
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support rails
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • Mobility scooters allowed
  • Several wheelchairs, rollators and foldable seats available for visitors to borrow
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • Two disabled parking spaces on the premises (valid parking permit needed)
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Hermitage Amsterdam. Photo by Roy Beusker

Madame Tussauds

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Located near Dam Square and the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Madame Tussauds 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 Tussauds Amsterdam website. 

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

  • Ramp at entrance with automatic doors
  • Lift & platform lift (max weight 125 kg)
  • Accessible toilet with support beams
  • Manual wheelchair available for visitors to borrow (1 available, reserve beforehand)
  • Service dogs permitted (please call the museum beforehand)
  • Close to public transportation (9 min)
  • Not suitable for battery operated electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters (as the total weight often exceeds the maximum weight permitted on the platform lift)
Source: Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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.

  • Automatic entrance doors
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (9 min)
  • Disabled parking spaces at ARTIS parking lot; however they are the width of a standard parking space.
  • The lockers are not wheelchair accessible (staircase only)
  • Some interactive activities are not accessible to wheelchair users
  • This review is based on personal experience
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Photo by Paty Heyder

National Maritime Museum

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
The 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. 

  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support rails on each floor
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • Wheelchair-friendly parking spaces at nearby Kattenburgerstraat parking lot
  • Mobility scooters are not permitted
Source: Maritime Museum. Photo by Eddo Hartmann

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.  

  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support rails on all floors except 3rd floor
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (8 min)
  • Accessible terrace with beautiful views
  • The rooftop exhibitions are not wheelchair accessible (due to access via staircase)
Source: NEMO Science Museum. Photo by DigiDaan

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.

  • Entrance via ramp on the right of the main door
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (ground floor)
  • Mobility scooters are permitted
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow
  • Service dogs are permitted
  • Close to public transportation (2 min)
  • Free entry for wheelchair chaperones
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam. Photo by Arjan Benning

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

  • Entrance via lift
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support rails
  • Mobility scooters allowed
  • Wheelchairs, rollators, canes and foldable chairs available to borrow
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Wheelchair-friendly parking spaces nearby
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • The museum does not have official changing tables and facilities for adults. However, there is a first aid bed/table in a private closed off area. Please let a member of staff at the information desk know if you would like to use these facilities.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Rijksmuseum. Photo by John Lewis Marshall

Ripley's Believe it Or Not

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not is home to hundreds of artefacts, fascinating oddities, optical illusions, and all things strange & entertaining. Click here to visit the official website. 

  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails on 2nd floor
  • Mobility scooters allowed
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • Wheelchair users who buy tickets at the museum (*not online*) get a discount of 7.50 euros
  • If you would like to use the lift, please speak to a member of staff at the front desk. You will be provided with a lift access card.
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Source: Ripley's Believe It or Not Amsterdam

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

  • The entrance door with a wheelchair icon is opened by member of staff
  • Lift and platform lift up to certain exhibitions
  • Accessible toilets with support rails
  • Wheelchair, rollator, lightweight folding chairs and walking bikes available to borrow
  • Mobility scooters allowed
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transport (3 min)
  • Wheelchair-friendly parking space nearby at Paulus Potterstraat 13 (free with European disabled parking permit)
  • Free admission for chaperone (on presentation of care-giver pass / letter signed by doctor)
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Stedelijk Museum. Photo by John Lewis Marshall

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.  

  • Entrance doors are manually operated
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Several wheelchairs available for visitors to borrow
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Two wheelchair-friendly parking spaces available at the adjacent Amsterdam Tropen Hotel (free for disabled parking permit holders).
  • Mobility scooters are not permitted
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
Source: 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

  • Entrance doors are manually operated (opened by a member of staff)
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Wheelchairs and foldable seats available for visitors to borrow
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Wheelchair-friendly parking space nearby at Paulus Potterstraat 7 & pick up/ drop off area
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperones (book a free ticket online)
  • The outdoor ticket booth is not accessible (staircase access only). However, tickets can be purchased online.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Van Gogh Museum (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
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