Amsterdam has a growing selection of restaurants and cafes with adapted facilities.

I have also created a Google Maps link with over 70 restaurants in in Amsterdam with wheelchair-friendly toilets. I have yet to visit the places marked in purple, but have spoken to a restaurant representative of each location and confirmed they have an accessible toilet with grab rails. Click here to view the map.

All of the places listed below have a wheelchair-accessible toilet with grab rails on either side. For more details about each restaurant’s accessible toilet facilities, click here

If you’ve got a recommendation about accessible restaurants or cafes in Amsterdam, I’d love to hear it! Click here to send me a message.

Amstelle

LOCATION: Amsterdam ZUID (SOUTH) 
Amstelle is a stylish restaurant located inside the Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel. This restaurant uses seasonal ingredients and serves a range of international dishes for lunch and dinner. Click here to read more about Amstelle, or jump straight to the menu.

  • Ground floor. Entrance to restaurant via the Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel. The main lobby entrance has a spacious revolving door with a wheelchair button to slow down the speed
  • Lift to upper floors and restaurants
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (in adjoining hotel lobby)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Service dogs permitted
  • This restaurant is not close to accessible public transportation, but can be easily reached by car
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel

Barca

location: Amsterdam OUD ZUID (old south)
Barca is a colourful and lively Catalan restaurant & bar. The menu is filled with all sorts of drinks, as well as lunch, tapas, and dinner options. Click here to visit Barca’s website, or jump straight to their menu

  • Ramp at entrance
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (4 min)
  • Ask a member of staff to unlock the toilet door
  • The entrance ramp is quite steep. Wheelchairs would probably tip backwards without someone supporting the chair from behind.
  • The entrance has two heavy doors. Customers with mobility aids will likely need someone to assistance to enter the building.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Barca - Bar y Restaurante

The Birdhouse

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city centre
The Birdhouse is a trendy cafe in Amsterdam’s Plantage neighbourhood. Click here to visit The Birdhouse website. 

  • Ramp down from side entrance
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Close to public transportation (10 min)
  • The main entrance is not accessible. Wheelchair users must enter via the second entrance (adjacent to the main door). Sometimes tricky to get the attention of a member of staff as there is currently no doorbell.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Today's Brew - Rinze Vegelien

de Bijenkorf Kitchen

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city centre
Located on one of the top floors of the de Bijenkorf department store, de Bijenkorf Kitchen has a range of delicious fresh drinks, meals and snacks available. Click here to go to the de Bijenkorf website (Dutch only). 

  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Payment terminal within reach
  • Close to public transportation (6 min)
  • As the restaurant is self-service, mobility aid users may need assistance to carry trays etc.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: de Bijenkorf

Bridges

LOCATION: Amsterdam city centre
This Michelin-star awarded fish restaurant is located in the heart of Amsterdam. At Bridges, guests can choose to dine à la carte or enjoy the Chef’s menu. For groups up to 12 people, Bridges also offers an elaborate private dining experience. Click here to visit the Bridges website.

  • Ground floor
  • Ramp to main restaurant seating area
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (inside the connecting hotel: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of comfortable chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (4 min)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Accessible via the 'Bridges' entrance along Oudezijds Voorburgwal (ground floor) or the main hotel entrance via a ramp.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Bridges Dining. Photo by Michael Graste

Buffet 't IJ

LOCATION: Amsterdam ZUID (SOUTH) 
Buffet ‘t IJ is a breakfast restaurant inside the Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel. The buffet includes a wide selection of fresh bread, yoghurt, fruit, cheese, cold cuts, and egg dishes, as well as unlimited tea, coffee and juice. Click here to read more about Buffet ‘t IJ. 

Buffet ‘t IJ is open from 6.00 –  10.30 on weekdays and 7.00 to 11.00 on weekends. Breakfast is €22.50 p.p. for adults and €11.50 p.p. for children aged 4-12. 

  • Entrance to restaurant via the Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel. The main lobby entrance has a spacious revolving door with a wheelchair button to slow down the speed
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (ground floor hotel lobby, accessible via a lift)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Service dogs permitted
  • As this restaurant self service (buffet style), mobility aid users may need assistance when carrying trays etc.
  • This restaurant is not close to accessible public transportation, but can be easily reached by car
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel

Canvas Rooftop Bar

LOCATION: Amsterdam oost (east) 
Up on the 7th floor of the trendy Volkshotel, Canvas Rooftop Bar offers a great panoramic view of Amsterdam. Click here to visit the Volkshotel website or jump to the Canvas page

  • Ramp at upstairs entrance to Canvas
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (ground floor)
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Service dogs permitted in entire Volkshotel
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Outdoor terrace is not accessible (staircase only)
  • The Volkshotel entrance doors on the ground floor are very heavy. Wheelchair users will probably need assistance to enter.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Volkshotel. Photo by Debbie Trouerbach

Coffee & Coconuts

LOCATION: amsterdam OUD ZUID (old south)
Coffee & Coconuts is a trendy cafe built inside an old 1920’s cinema building. Open daily from 8.00 – 23.00, the menu includes delicious dishes often made with organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Click here to go to the Coffee & Coconuts website. 

  • Ground floor
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (1 min)
  • The entrance door is heavy. Mobility aid users will likely need assistance to enter.
  • The accessible toilet is also used for storage, which can make it difficult to manoeuvre inside.
  • Upper floors are not accessible (staircase only)
  • Mirror and soap in accessible toilet are not within reach for wheelchair users.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Coffee & Coconuts Amsterdam

The Commons

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM WEST
Located inside The Student Hotel, The Commons serves drinks, lunch, dinner and desserts. Smashed avocado sandwiches, pepperoni pizza, pulled pork burgers, sweet potato fries and New York cheesecake are just some of the things on the menu. Click here to visit the restaurant’s website or browse the menu.  

  • The Commons can be accessed via the main entrance of The Student Hotel. There is a ramp leading up to the entrance on the right-hand side.
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (1 min)
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: The Student Hotel

Exki

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city centre 
Exki is a cute little cafe inside Amsterdam Central Station, serving an array of delicious fresh snacks and light meals. The menu includes tea, coffee, fresh juices, cakes, sandwiches, soups, salad and quiche. Click here to visit Exki’s website.

  • Easy access via automatic doors
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (in central station, free of charge)
  • Low tables
  • Payment terminal within reach for wheelchair users
  • Close to public transportation (0 min)
  • Please ask a member of staff in the station toilets to unlock the accessible toilet door
  • Some products are located on high shelves
  • As this cafe includes self-service, wheelchair users may need to ask for assistance when carrying trays etc.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Exki Netherlands

Frank's Smoke House

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM oost (east)
Frank’s Smoke House is a deli, cafe and restaurant in one. Oysters, dried sausage, house smoked salmon, king crab, and steak are just some of the things on the menu. Click here for more information about Frank’s Smoke House or go directly to their lunch and dinner menu.

  • Multiple entrances
  • Ground floor, spacious
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (also doubles as the men's toilet)
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Accessible terrace
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • The entrances have a very small threshold and the doors are quite heavy. Customers with mobility aids will likely need someone to help them enter and exit the restaurant.
Source: Frank's Smoke House
  • This review is based on personal experience

GåRD Taste Scandinavian

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM zuidoost (south east) 
This contemporary Scandinavian restaurant is located in Amsterdam’s Bijlmer neighbourhood. The menu includes a range of burgers, salads, soups, fish and meat dishes, and delicious desserts. Click here for more information.  

  • Spacious, ground floor
  • Accessible via main restaurant door or revolving door (reduced speed possible) of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Variety of comfortable chairs and sofas
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Ask a member of staff to unlock the toilet door
  • Mobility aid users may need assistance to open the main door as it is a bit heavy.
  • The accessible toilet can be reached via two doors. The first door is quite heavy and will need to be closed first before opening the main toilet door.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: GåRD Taste Scandinavian

House of Watt

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM OOST (EAST) 
House of Watt is an inviting restaurant with a casual vibe — perfect for a coffee with a friend, a bite to eat, or catching up on some studying. The menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to visit the House of Watt website (Dutch only). 

  • Ground floor
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Variety of chairs and sofas
  • Close to public transportation (9 min)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • The upper floors can only be reached via staircase
  • Mobility aid users may need assistance to open the two entrance doors as they are quite heavy and there is a threshold of approx. 3 cm.
  • In some areas tables and chairs are quite close together, so you may have to ask someone to move aside in order to pass through
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: House of Watt

Lotti's Cafe, Bar & Grill

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE 
Lotti’s is located along Amsterdam’s picturesque Herengracht. Open every day from 7 am – 1 am, it’s the perfect place to relax on plush sofas, study or work at a table, or grab a late night cocktail at the bar. Lotti’s serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. Click here to read more. 

  • Electric wheelchair platform down to restaurant
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (7 min)
  • Ask a member of staff to unlock the toilet door
  • You may need assistance in a manual wheelchair as there is a pavement and very small ground height difference outside at the entrance
  • In some areas tables and chairs are quite close together, so you may have to ask someone to move aside in order to pass through
  • Service dogs not permitted
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: The Hoxton Hotel

Mama Makan

LOCATION: amsterdam oost (east) 
Tucked away inside the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, Mama Makan is an Indonesian restaurant specialised in rijsttafels (literal translation: ‘rice table’), a combination of Indonesian side dishes accompanied by different types of rice. The lunch and dinner menus include something for everyone, with meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options. Click here to visit the Mama Makan website.

  • Ground floor, spacious
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (inside the connecting hotel: Hyatt Regency Amsterdam)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of chairs and sofas
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (4 min)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Mama Makan is accessible via two entrances. I recommend entering via the main Hyatt Regency hotel doors as they are wide and automatic.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Mama Makan - Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

MOJO Japanese Kitchen

LOCATION: Amsterdam city centre
If you’re up for some affordable sushi in the centre of Amsterdam, MOJO Japanese Kitchen is the place to be. This spacious restaurant is located just a few minutes walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station. The lunch menu includes a variety of modern bento boxes (€12.50) and an all-you-can-eat option for just €24.50 per person. Between 17.00 and 22.30 guests can enjoy an unlimited Japanese dining experience starting at €28.95. Click here to visit the MOJO Japanese Kitchen website.

  • 1st floor, accessible via a lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (ground floor, accessible via a lift)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of chairs and sofas
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Accessible outdoor terrace (ground floor)
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • This restaurant has a heavy main entrance door. Mobility aid users will likely need assistance to enter. Fortunately this main door is often already wide open.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: MOJO Japanese Kitchen

Oriole

LOCATION: amsterdam city centre
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, this casual garden bistro celebrates the most loved and recognised cuisines in the world, Mediterranean food. The seasonally rotating menu features recognisable Mediterranean dishes, that encompass simplicity, personality and flavour. Oriole includes a lovely peaceful outdoor Garden Terrace in the hotel’s lush inner garden. Click here to visit the Oriole website.

  • Ground floor
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (inside the connecting hotel: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of comfortable chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (4 min)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • Accessible via the 'Oriole' entrance along Oudezijds Voorburgwal (ground floor) or the main hotel entrance via a ramp.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Oriole. Photo by Yaron Jansen

Persijn

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM Zuid (south)
Located on the ground floor of QO AmsterdamPersijn is a spacious restaurant with a trendy interior. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner — all made with locally-sourced ingredients. Their BBQ asparagus, tomato, and hazelnut cauliflower are just some of my favourites on the menu. Click here to visit the Persijn website or browse the menu

  • Lift
  • Spacious interior
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (1st floor)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of comfortable chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • The main entrance has a revolving door. There is a 'normal' door next to it. If a member of staff hasn't already seen you approach, simply ring the doorbell to be let inside.
  • The entrance door is very heavy. Mobility aid users will need someone to hold it open on the way out.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: QO Amsterdam by TodaysBrew

The Roast Room

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM ZUID (SOUTH) 
If you fancy some spare ribs, a chicken burger, or a steak, The Roast Room is the place to be. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and also includes some vegetarian options). Click here to for more information or browse the menu.  

  • Ground floor
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Variety of chairs and benches
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Accessible outdoor terrace
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • The accessible toilet is located behind the door signposted as: "Private"
  • The first entrance door is automatic, but the second one is quite heavy. Mobility aid users may need to ask for assistance to enter the building.
  • The upper floor is only accessible via a staircase (however, this area is only used for large group reservations)
  • Service dogs are not permitted due to the open kitchen
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: The Roast Room

Riva

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM oost (east) 
Located along the Amstel River, Cafe-Restaurant Riva serves lunch, dinner and drinks. There’s also a lovely big deck overlooking the water, accessible via a removable metal ramp. Click here to for more information or browse the menu.  

  • Ground floor
  • Spacious
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Variety of chairs and sofas
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (6 min)
  • The entrance doors are quite heavy. Mobility aid users may need to ask for assistance to enter the building.
  • The upper floor is only accessible via a staircase (however, this area is only used for large group reservations)
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Cafe-Restaurant Riva

Silk Road Restaurant

LOCATION: amsterdam city centre
Located on the 2nd floor of the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Silk Road offers a seasonal à la carte menu with an internationally varied cuisine. An assortment of signature Mövenpick wines and ice cream flavours are also available. This restaurant includes an open kitchen, allowing guests to enjoy a live cooking experience. Click here to visit the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre website for more information.

Please note that this restaurant has a smart casual dress code.  

  • The entrance into the main hotel lobby has spacious revolving doors and a wheelchair button to slow down the speed
  • 2nd floor restaurant (accessible via a lift)
  • Accessible toilet with support rails in ground floor hotel lobby area (accessible via a lift)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (8 min)
  • The outdoor terrace with a view of the IJ River is step-free. However, mobility aid users will likely need assistance as as the terrace door is quite heavy and there is a threshold.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Silk Road Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Studio/K

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM oost (east) 
This cafe borders onto the Studio/K cinema in Amsterdam’s lively Indische Buurt. With it’s laid back student vibe, it’s a great place to grab a drink or a bite to eat (potentially followed by a trip to the cinema!) All three cinema halls are accessible (some more so than others) and can be reached via a lift. Click here to visit the Studio/K website or browse the lunch or dinner menu.

  • Ground floor, spacious
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (1st floor, accessible via lift)
  • Low tables
  • Variety of chairs
  • Accessible terrace
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (3 min)
  • The entrance door is quite heavy. There is also a small threshold (approx. 2 cm) at the entrance. Mobility aid users will probably need to ask for assistance to enter the building.​
  • This cafe is located within the Studio/K cinema. The cinema also screens English-language films. There are various accessible spots in each cinema hall.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Studio/K

Vapiano

LOCATION: amsterdam city centre
If you’re in the city centre and up for some homemade caprese, bruschetta, pasta, or pizza, Vapiano is the place to be. Vapiano has two locations in Amsterdam – one along the Oosterdokskade near Amsterdam Central Station and another on Amstelstraat 2-4. Click here to visit the Vapiano website or browse the menu.  

Please note the review below is based on Vapiano at Oosterdokskade 145.

  • Sloped path up to entrance
  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (Floor -1, accessible via lift)
  • Various low tables (though many others are high)
  • Variety of chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (10 min)
  • Service dogs permitted
  • The entrance doors are very heavy. There is also a small threshold at the entrance. Mobility aid users will probably need to ask for assistance to enter the building.
  • As this restaurant is self-service, wheelchair users may need to ask for assistance when carrying trays etc.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Vapiano Nederland

Vondelpark 3

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM OUD ZUID (old south) 
If you’re strolling through the Vondel Park, the stunning facade of this building is hard to miss. Vondelpark 3 is a cosy restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to visit the Vondelpark 3 website or browse the menu.  

  • Sloped path down to entrance
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (6 min)
  • The entrance doors are quite heavy. Mobility aid users may need to ask for assistance to enter the building.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Vondelpark 3

Wagamama

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM city CENTRE
Wagamama offers a wide selection of Japanese-inspired dishes. This restaurant chain serves everything from ramen, teppanyaki and katsu curry to salted caramel ice cream, chocolate ginger cheesecake and Vietnamese coffee. Click here to visit the Wagamama website or browse the menu

Wagamama has 4 locations in Amsterdam. Amstelstraat 8 and Max Eeuweplein 10 have wheelchair accessible toilets within the restaurant. Wagamama inside Amsterdam Central Station is a stone’s throw away from the station’s accessible toilets. Wagamama at Zuidplein is not accessible.
Note: the review below is based on the restaurant inside Amsterdam Central Station. 

  • Ground floor
  • Accessible toilet with support rails (in central station, free of charge)
  • Low tables
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Close to public transportation (0 min)
  • Please ask a member of staff in the station toilets to unlock the accessible toilet door
  • Due to heavy entrance doors, mobility aid users will likely need assistance to enter the restaurant
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Wagamama Benelux

Werkplaats

LOCATION: AMSTERDAM OOST (EAST) 
Located on the ground floor inside the trendy Volkshotel, Werkplaats is the perfect place to study, work, or grab a coffee with a friend. Click here to visit the Volkshotel website or jump to the Werkplaats page

  • Lift
  • Accessible toilet with support rails
  • Low tables and comfortable chairs
  • Detachable payment terminal
  • Service dogs permitted in entire Volkshotel
  • Close to public transportation (5 min)
  • Some study areas are only accessible via a staircase
  • The Volkshotel entrance doors on the ground floor are very heavy. Wheelchair users will probably need assistance to enter.
  • This review is based on personal experience
Source: Volkshotel. Photo by Debbie Trouerbach
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