Accessible Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Accessibility :

Fully Wheelchair Accessible,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts to all floors,
Accessible Museum Tours Available,
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 Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The entire Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the national museum of the Netherlands, is fully wheelchair accessible.

You can borrow a wheelchair, rollator, pushchair , walking cane or foldable museum stool at the Rijksmuseum information desk (free of charge).

A floorplan showing the lifts, seating areas throughout the museum and the location of the accessible toilets in the Rijksmuseum is also available at the information desk.

Wheelchair accessible lifts will take you to all upper floors, and also to the main Rijks Café, located above the Rijksmuseum Shop in the central atrium.

Free WiFi is also available throughout the Rijksmuseum too.

A very relaxed visit to the Rijksmuseum can take around 3 hours (you could easily spend a whole week in the Rijksmuseum though).

Getting to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam using Public Transport

The access road to the Rijksmuseum is open to pedestrians and cyclists only.

Which means that there is no direct access to the Rijksmuseum by taxi (which is definitely the recommended means of arrival – as the nearest bus stop at Spiegelgracht has yet to be adapted for wheelchair users).

However, there is a “Kiss & Ride” drop-off point approximately 100 metres from the main Rijksmuseum entrance (on the corner of Jan Luijkenstraat and Stadhouderskade). So this is also the best place for taxis to drop off visitors to the Rijksmuseum.

Accessible Entrance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

All visitors to the Rijksmuseum are required to book a start time for their visit (which is done automatically when you book your ticket online).

To help control the number of people who are in the Rijksmuseum building at any one time, these start times are staggered. So when buying your entrance ticket online , you must select a specific date/start time.

However, once inside the Rijksmuseum you can stay for as long as you want during opening hours.

Tickets are free for holders of the I Amsterdam City Card, otherwise the wheelchair user has to pay full adult price (entry is free for one companion though – so in addition to selecting your own full-price ticket, also select the “I already have a ticket/voucher” as the ticket option to obtain your free companion ticket – the free companion ticket can then be picked up at the ticket office when you arrive).

Accessible Toilets at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Adapted toilets for wheelchair users are located at various places within the Rijksmuseum (these are indicated on the museum map available from the Information Desk).

The Rijksmuseum also has a fully-equipped “Changing Places” style room (which has a mobile lift, bed and sink). Nearby staff will happily point out the location if required.

Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The main Rijks Café is accessible (is centrally located above the Rijksmuseum Shop – and can be accessed by a wheelchair accessible lift).

But it can be quite busy.

So if you prefer a quieter coffee, head to the espresso bar in the Philips Wing (next to the Rijksrestaurant). There is a wheelchair accessible toilet here too.


For details of other accessible visitor attractions, accessible events, and accessible eating and drinking options in Amsterdam see the Accessible Amsterdam Guide

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