Like many European capitals, Amsterdam can be quite a lively and busy place. If you’re looking to slow down the pace and enjoy a bit of greenery, you’ve come to the right page.

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Hortus Botanical Gardens

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
First opened in the early 1600s, the Hortus Botanicus is a stunning green oasis in the centre of Amsterdam. It is open every day from 10.00 – 17.00 and houses an array of different tropical flowers and plants. Click here to visit the website.

  • Accessible toilet with support beams
  • Free admission for wheelchair chaperone
  • Wheelchair available for visitors to borrow
  • Mobility scooters allowed
  • Service dogs permitted (on leash)
  • Close to public transportation (9 min)
  • Two wheelchair-friendly parking spaces at Plantage Parklaan 9A
  • Some walkways in greenhouses are only accessible via a staircase
  • The butterfly conservatory is not accessible. The doorway is narrow and plastic curtains pose an obstcle.
  • Mirror in accessible toilet is too high for seated wheelchair users
  • Sliding doors between greenhouse enclosures are extremely heavy
  • Gravel and narrow pathways are challenging to navigate in a mobility scooter
  • The ground in the doorways is not always smooth. This may be a challenge for wheelchair users to navigate independently
  • This review is based on personal experience
Photo by Douglas Sanchez

Vondel Park

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM oud zuid (old south)
The Vondel Park is a great place for a relaxing stroll in the centre of Amsterdam. 

  • Spacious, smooth pathways
  • Close to various public transportation options (varies depending on the entrance)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • This review is based on personal experience
Photo by Theresa Dräger
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