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UPDATE (May 4th, 2020): Since all museums are closed due to the coronavirus, it is now possible to visit the museums from your living room! Click on the links below and enjoy your visit.

One of the best parts of visiting Amsterdam is to visit the many museums the city has to offer. Amsterdam is home to an array of world-famous museums. No trip to the city is complete without a visit to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk museum. That’s why we’ve written this article, so we can inform you about the accessibility within these museums.

Museums in Amsterdam covered in this article: Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum
Stedelijk Museum


Rijksmuseum

Virtual tour: www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/from-home

The Rijksmuseum first opened its doors in 1800, under the name ‘Nationale Kunstgalerij’. It was located in The Hague at the time. The museum’s collection was mainly comprised of paintings and historical objects. In 1808, the museum moved to the new capital city of Amsterdam, where it was based in the Royal Palace on Dam Square. Today, the museum is located at the museum square, in the borough Amsterdam South. The museum has 8,000 objects of art and history on display, from their total collection of 1 million objects, from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. It is the largest museum in the country.

- Accessibility details
- Wheelchair-accessible exhibitions
- All floors served by elevators
- Assistance dogs in harness allowed
- Guided tour for people with a visual impairment
- Accessible toilets
- Free admission for caretakers/companions
- Tickets

It is advised to purchase your 'Skip the line' tickets in advance. You can either buy them on Tiqets.com or on the website of the Rijksmuseum.

Website: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/

Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam


Van Gogh Museum

Virtual tour: www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/we-bring-the-museum-to-you
The Van Gogh Museum is a museum entirely dedicated to the works of the Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. It’s one of the most popular museums in the world, and with reason; Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular artists’ in the world. The museum originally opened in 1973 and is located on Museumplein. The museums’ collection currently consists of more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters.

- Accessibility details
- Wheelchair-accessible exhibitions
- All floors are served by elevators
- Accessible parking space located on Paulus Potterstraat (in front of the museum)
- Dedicated drop-off/pick-up space for visitors with a disability
- Assistance dogs in harness allowed
- Free admission for caretakers/companions
- Guided tour in sign language
- Interactive programme designed for people with a visual impairment
- Accessible toilets

Tickets
For the Van Gogh Museum, you will have to buy your tickets in advance for a specific time slot. You can buy them on Tiqets.com or on the website of the Van Gogh Museum.

Website: https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en

Adress: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ AMSTERDAM


Stedelijk museum

Virtual tour: www.stedelijk.nl/en/stay-at-home-stedelijk
The Stedelijk museum showcases art from the past 150 years and first opened its doors in 1895. The museum is entirely dedicated to modern art, contemporary art and design. The Stedelijk Museum's collection contains ca. 90,000 artworks and objects, dating from 1870 to the present. It includes paintings and sculpture, photography, film and video, installations, works on paper, artist’s books, applied arts and industrial and graphic design. People can take a look at the iconic works by masterminds such as Karel Appel, Cézanne, Chagall, Marlene Dumas, Kandinsky, Edward Kienholz, De Kooning, Koons, Malevich, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock, Gerrit Rietveld and Warhol.

- Accessibility details
- Wheelchair-accessible building
- All floors are served by elevators
- Accessible parking spaces
- Free admission for caretakers
- Registered service dogs are allowed
- Tour for people with an auditory impairment
- Accessible toilet on ground floor
- Accessible restaurant on the ground floor
Tickets For the Stedelijk Museum, it is not necessary to purchase tickets in advance. However, to avoid a potential line, you can purchase your tickets in advance on Tiqets.com or on the website of the Stedelijk Museum.

Website: https://www.stedelijk.nl/en

Adress: Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam