Amsterdam is home to a range of iconic and modern museums that make visiting accessible for people with disabilities. Whether you're interested in archaeology, history, world cultures or want to explore the city's cutting-edge artistic scene, we have you covered with tips on Amsterdam's wheelchair-friendly museums.
Nxt Museum is the Netherlands' first exhibition space dedicated entirely to New Media Art. Think progressive art forms from large-scale digital art installations and immersive audio-visual projections.
The museum's exhibition, restaurant and toilets are accessible to wheelchair users and visitors with physical disabilities via ramps and alternative routes. For those travelling with a companion, free Accessible Companion tickets are available. And if you plan to arrive by car, you can book an accessible parking spot. Please note that this exhibition contains flashing video images and loud sounds, which may not be suitable for people with sensory sensitivities or epilepsy.
The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam's most iconic museums and offers several accessibility features to make it inclusive for all visitors. With spacious exhibition halls and lifts on every floor, including an accessible lift entrance, the Rijksmuseum is an art-history lover's dream. Featuring a vast showcase of Dutch masterpieces and artefacts across over 800 years of history, this museum houses world-famous paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and countless other Dutch greats.
The museum is accessible to people who use wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking bikes. At the information desk, you can borrow mobility aids, wheelchairs and folding chairs and pick up a floor plan showing all lifts, seating areas and accessible toilets in the museum. If visiting with a companion, free entrance tickets are available and must be reserved in advance with a starting time.
STRAAT is a wheelchair-accessible museum perfect for street art enthusiasts eager to explore global street art and graffiti culture. Located in a former warehouse on the NDSM wharf, this spacious museum features an impressive selection of over 160 artworks by well-known artists and emerging talent.
With ground floor entry and access to the museum's main gallery hall, STRAAT has lifts that provide access to the museum café and all exhibition floors. For visitors travelling accompanied, free companion tickets are available and registered assistance dogs are allowed. Mobility scooters are permitted in the museum. However, the museum's metal-panelled floors cause its surface to be uneven. For people requiring entirely smooth surfaces to move around, please consider this when planning your visit.
Van Gogh Museum
The Vincent Van Gogh museum is one of Amsterdam's most popular museums featuring the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's artwork. The museum is dedicated to making visiting accessible for all to admire Vincent's most iconic masterpieces while exploring the artist's creative development over the years.
The museum is close to public transportation and offers accessible pick-up/ drop-off areas and parking at Paulus Potterstraat 7. Visitors using wheelchairs can access both main entrances, with disabled visitors having priority entry. If travelling accompanied, free companion tickets are available and include a free multimedia guide. The museum has accessible toilets and lifts, all featured in the museum's Accessibility Map, which you can download or pick up at the information desk.
For more information about lift measurements, mobility assistance, or reserving wheelchairs, please visit the museum's Mobility Aid website.
The Allard Pierson museum is home to one of Europe's most acclaimed heritage collections and is entirely accessible to people with physical disabilities. Travel through 10,000 years of cultural history and discover the museum's internationally renowned collection in archaeology, cartography, design, and zoology from the University of Amsterdam.
The museum provides a number of accessibility features, including lift access to all floors, accessible lockers and toilets, and welcomes registered guide dogs. For those arriving by public transport, metro and tram connections are available directly outside the museum, and accessible parking on the premises can be reserved one day in advance by calling +31205252556.
Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures housed in a beautiful building in the trendy Amsterdam East neighbourhood, right next to public transport connections. Covering universal themes of love, mourning, and celebration, Tropenmuseum invites visitors to explore differences and cultural diversity across many engaging exhibitions highlighting our shared humanness.
For visitors arriving by car, Tropenmuseum offers two accessible parking spots free of charge at the adjacent Amsterdam Tropen Hotel. The museum is wheelchair-friendly, with no entrance thresholds and lift access to all exhibition floors. Visitors can borrow manual wheelchairs if needed, and guide dogs are permitted inside. And if you travel with assistance, companion tickets are available free of charge.
Stedelijk Museum is the Netherlands' largest modern art museum showcasing artwork by world-famous contemporary artists, including 20th-century Dutch creatives. With close access to public transport and accessible parking at Paulus Potterstraat 13 or the Q-Park parking garage, Stedelijk Museum is perfect for modern art lovers to discover contemporary visual art and design in Amsterdam's Museum Quarter.
The museum has lifts and platform lifts, all suited for wheelchairs, walkers and mobility scooters and can be used without assistance. Registered assistance dogs are allowed, and admission is free for companions. Wheelchairs, walking bikes, walkers or folding chairs are available at the information desk or can be reserved in advance by calling +31205732911 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.