Accessible National Maritime Museum Amsterdam
Fully Wheelchair Accessible,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts to all floors,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Wheelchair Accessible Cafe
For details of other wheelchair accessible visitor attractions, eating and drinking options and hotels in Amsterdam, see the Accessible Amsterdam Guide
Accessible National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam
Het Scheepvaartmuseum [Dutch].
The entirety of the Amsterdam National Maritime Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair accessible lifts will take you to all exhibitions on upper floors.
The replica East Indiaman ship (the “Amsterdam”) is only partially wheelchair accessible though. A wheelchair lift and ramp allows wheelchair access to the lower deck. However, there are then stairs leading up to the main deck.
Powered mobility scooters are not permitted in the National Maritime Museum. However, manual wheelchairs are available to borrow.
Bags larger than A4 size are also not permitted in the National Maritime Museum. There are free lockers available to store any larger bags though.
Getting to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam using Public Transport
The easiest way to get to the National Maritime Museum from Amsterdam Centraal station – is to walk/wheel along the pedestrian bankside/bridges of the Oosterdok, passing central Amsterdam’s wheelchair accessible NEMO Science Museum on the way. About a 15-20 minute walk/roll.
Just turn LEFT as you leave Amsterdam Centraal Station and head towards the green (oxidised copper) ship-shaped building of the NEMO Science Museum (NEMO is a science museum aimed at children). After there, keep heading in a similar direction – you will see the replica East Indiaman ship “Amsterdam” and the imposing square building of the National Maritime Museum on the other side of the dock.
Simply follow the walking path around.
If the distance is too much for you/your wheelchair pusher, then there are also two buses from Amsterdam Centraal to the National Maritime Museum (bus numbers 22 & 43). The bus stop nearest the National Maritime Museum is called “Amsterdam Kadijksplein”, and it’s just a short distance from the National Maritime Museum entrance.
All central Amsterdam buses have a fold-out wheelchair ramp at the rear door, and a wheelchair space inside the bus.
Powered mobility scooters are not permitted on Amsterdam buses though.
Accessible Entrance to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam
Entrance to the National Maritime Museum is via a ramp leading up to the entrance door.
It’s not a ridiculously steep ramp, and it’s not a long ramp either – but you may still need a wee push to get up.
Entrance tickets are available on the door – but booking a ticket online in advance of your visit saves waiting in the ticket line (and saves you 1 Euro too).
Companion tickets are free of charge. However, your companion must still book a ticket too (free of charge) for a specific time slot. Again, either online (in advance of your visit), or at the door on the day.
Accessible Toilets at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam
Wheelchair accessible toilets can be found on every floor of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. All wheelchair accessible toilets are fitted with grab rails.
Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam
The café-restaurant at the National Maritime Museum has two seating areas: one in the courtyard (covered), and one on the waterside terrace outside (if the weather’s playing nice when you’re visiting Amsterdam).
Thank you – and enjoy your accessible visit to Amsterdam!
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