Amsterdam has a bustling shopping scene, with retail hot spots like the Kalverstraat, the Negenstraatjes, the P.C. Hoofdstraat and the Haarlemmerdijk. While there are plenty of clothing shops in Amsterdam, accessible fitting rooms are shockingly hard to come by. Countless times I’ve browsed clothing racks, picked out some cute outfits and excitedly rolled on up to the fitting rooms, only to discover there’s no accessible cubicle in sight.
Thankfully, Amsterdam has a number of shops with spacious fitting rooms. They aren’t all perfect, but they are certainly on the right track.
Here are 4 shops in Amsterdam with wheelchair-friendly fitting rooms:
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The only thing missing from this accessible set up is a vertical grab rail on the adjacent wall. This would provide extra support for customers getting up from the chair. The emergency cord is great, but at this rate the only emergency it’ll help with is if a wheelchair user suddenly managed to fly. It needs to be lower down within reach during a fall.
In my opinion, the only potential improvement would be to include an emergency cord along the wall.