The Netherlands is a country generally well equipped from the point of view of accessibility.
In Amsterdam the museums and attractions are wheelchair accessible and also the boats available for the canal tours are also usually accessible, many of them are also equipped with a lift platform.
Shops and restaurants however often have steps to go inside, and the typical house structure in Amsterdam has right away a steep staircase to go to the upper floors.
It is also possible to rent adapted cars from different rental companies.
As Amsterdam is famous for its bicycles, it is also possible to rent bicycles adapted to wheelchairs.
Amsterdam Schiphol is the main airport in Holland and it is very well equipped when it comes to accessibility.
The best way to explore Amsterdam is by tram: convenient, fast and safe. From Amsterdam Central Station many trams depart to other parts of the city. The GVB (public transport company) is increasing its accessibility, for people with disabilities, people with less mobility, people with baby buggies and people with heavy bags. New buses and trams increasingly have entrances on street level and space for wheelchairs and baby buggies. Older trams are less accessible for people in a wheelchair and other users that need better access. The older trams that are accessible have a ITS symbol at the accessible entrance. ITS is the International Accessibility Symbol.
Find out more on the website of the Public Transport Company, which also signals which tram lines are fully accessible
Travelling by train in the Netherlands is a good option as the country is not very big and there is a very good train service. You do however need to reserve assistance at least three hours in advance (either online via their website or by phone – contacts further down in the page)
In order to fit on the train, in the lifts and on the wheelchair ramps, your wheelchair or mobility scooter may not be more than 150 centimeters long, 70 centimeters wide and 137.5 centimeters tall (including luggage).
The combined weight of you and your manual wheelchair may not exceed 200 kilogrammes if you require someone to push it. The combined weight of you and your electric wheelchair may not exceed 300 kilogrammes.
Wheelchairs with an internal combustion engine are not permitted in the train for safety reasons.
You must be able to enter and exit the train with your electric wheelchair or mobility scooter via the access ramp.
Please keep in mind that you must be able to carry your own luggage.
For more detailed info and to book your assistance service visit the official website