10 tips for visiting Amsterdam


Articled updated November 20, 2019.

Tips to keep in mind before traveling to Amsterdam.

We put together a list of the top 10 things to keep in mind before visiting the country for visitors with accessibility needs.

1. Arrival at Schiphol Airport

For visitors the airport is always the first meeting with the country. Therefore, we put together information in one of our blogs about your arrival at the airport and your way finding to the city centre.

2. Arranging a taxi from Schiphol Airport

Accessible Travel Netherlands can arrange a wheelchair accesible taxi or van in advance and take the way finding off your shoulders!

3. Crossing the streets

The following video by John Sage can give you a first impression on this matter before experiencing Amsterdam on your own!

More over, you will also need the information here regarding transportation with one of the most popular in Amsterdam means: the tram.

4. Amsterdam bridges

Watch this video by John Sage about the approximately 1200 bridges of the Dutch capital!

5. Visiting museums

Please check our website’s list of museums that will excite visitors to Amsterdam, including accessiblity information!

6. Restaurants

Check out our list of accessible restaurants in the city! There are very little restaurants suitable for groups of people with wheelchairs or scooters. Remember that we can assist you with your dinner reservations!

7. Interested in a canal cruise?

John Sage’s video can give you an insight about accessibility!

If you are looking to enjoy a wheelchair friendly canal cruise in Amsterdam, we advise to make a reservation in advance. If you wish, we can help you make the arrangements. Visit the page where you can make a canal cruise reservation.

8. Nightlife

Amsterdam is famous for it’s nightlife and travelers in a wheelchair do not need to skip enjoying it! Visit the famous places of the Dutch capital like Paradiso, which is fully accessible. Want to go to a coffee shop? The Bulldog Energy Coffeeshop at Oudezijds Voorburgwal is a wheelchair accessible place, but unfortunately without adapted toilet facilities.

9. Toilets in Amsterdam

Our handy city guide contains information on this topic and much more. Download it, read it or bring it with you while visiting as we are sure it will be of a great help. You can also pick up a free version at Starbikes Rental in Amsterdam.

You can also find more accessible toilets listed on the website Able Amsterdam and with the app Accessaloo.

10. Going outside of Amsterdam

All you need to know for your day tours in and around Amsterdam can be found on our website !

For any other questions or suggestions of things to keep in mind, and for arranging tour, transfers and mobilty equipment, do not hesitate to contact us !