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.

To discuss possibilities about custom tours, or to reserve a wheelchair, call +31 (0) 20 5231 730 or email boekingen@amsterdammuseum.nl

  • Ramp at entrance with automatic doors
  • Wheelchair platform up into museum
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support beams
  • Custom tours for visitors who need extra time or support
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • Wheelchairs available for visitors to borrow
  • Lightweight chairs available for visitors to borrow
  • Special museum map for visitors with reduced mobility (Dutch/English)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (1 min)
  • 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.
  • 25 minute Virtual Reality tour of historic part of museum
  • Newer part of museum, including the gift shop and cafe, is accessible
  • Accessible toilet with support beams downstairs. Ask a member of staff to accompany you in the lift.
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • Historic part of museum (including the secret annex) is only accessible via staircase
  • 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. 

  • The Happiness Project is fully accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support beams
  • Mobility scooters permitted
  • Reduced ticket price for wheelchair users as a small part of the museum is inaccessible
  • Close to public transportation (6 min)
  • Small part of exhibition located in basement, which is not wheelchair accessible. As a result, visitors with reduced mobility are offered a reduced ticket price.
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

  • Ground floor
  • Accessible toilet with support beams
  • Two wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone (also applies to chaperones of visitors who are visually or hearing impaired)
  • 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 beams
  • All exhibitions are accessible
  • Wheelchair and rollator available for visitors to borrow (reserve via email)
  • 2 wheelchair places reserved in each cinema
  • 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. 

  • Automatic doors at entrance
  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support beams
  • 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 wheelchair-friendly parking spaces on the premises that can be used by visitors with a valid parking permit
  • 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 to make a reservation)
  • 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)
  • Wheelchair chaperones do not get free admission
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.

  • Smooth entrance with automatic doors
  • Very spacious lift
  • Accessible toilet with support beams
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (9 min)
  • Wheelchair-friendly parking spaces at ARTIS parking lot
  • Accessible toilet with support beams located on 1st floor next to the lab
  • 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. 

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow
  • Lifts to every exhibition
  • Accessible toilets with support beams on each floor
  • 'Amsterdam' cargo ship at museum jetty is also accessible
  • 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 beams on all floors except 3rd floor
  • First Aid trained employees on hand at all times
  • Accessible terrace with beautiful views
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (8 min)
  • The rooftop exhibitions are not wheelchair accessible (due to access via staircase)
Source: NEMO Science Museum. Photo by DigiDaan

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

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

  • Lifts
  • Accessible toilets with support beams
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • Mobility scooters allowed
  • Wheelchairs, rollators, walking sticks and foldable chairs available for visitors to borrow
  • Special maps provided showing wheelchair-friendly routes and toilets
  • Fast Lane Pass available if you are unable to wait in line for medical reasons
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Wheelchair-friendly parking spaces nearby
  • 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 beams on 2nd floor
  • Mobility scooters allowed
  • Wheelchair users who buy tickets at the museum (*not online*) get a discount of 7.50 euros
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • 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.
  • Service dogs are not permitted
  • No free admission for wheelchair chaperone
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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

  • Lift
  • Wheelchair platform lift up to part of museum
  • Accessible toilets with support beams
  • Free admission for chaperone (on presentation of care-giver pass / letter signed by doctor)
  • Wheelchair, rollator, lightweight folding chairs and walking bike available for visitors 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)
  • 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.  

  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support beams
  • Several wheelchairs available for visitors to borrow
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • 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
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. 

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

  • Accessible toilet with support beams
  • Lifts
  • Priority entrance for wheelchair users
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone (book free ticket online)
  • 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
  • Both entrances at Museumplein and Paulus Potterstraat are accessible. To visit the permanent exhibition, Paulus Potterstraat is most convenient.
  • The outdoor ticket booth is not accessible (staircase access only). However, tickets can be purchased online.
  • The book shop on the 3rd floor is not wheelchair accessible, however various books are sold in the other accessible museum shop
  • All gift shop products can be ordered online
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Van Gogh Museum (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
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