It’s no wonder Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe. It is said to be the city with the most culture per capita. With its picturesque buildings lining beautiful canals, history and art running through the city’s veins, and wheels (bikes) being the preferred way to get around, Amsterdam makes an exciting destination for accessible travel. We’ve put together a list of some accessible hotels in Amsterdam, so you can enjoy all that the city has to offer, knowing that your accommodation will meet all of your accessibility needs.
Accessible Hotels in Amsterdam and their Accessibility Features
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
This accessible hotel is a great place to stay when travelling in or out of Amsterdam via plane. A covered walkway links the hotel to the airport, so guests can get to and from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in under 10 minutes. The modern building has a large lawn and reflective pool outside, a 24 hour fitness center with step-free access, and a shuttle to take guests into the center of town. They even offer park and fly packages – where travelers can leave the car if they’re planning to fly in and out of Amsterdam – and wheelchair accessible parking spaces.
The Axis Lobby & Cocktail Bar, in the hotel’s beautiful atrium, serves cocktails and small bites. The Bowery Restaurant is the on-site grill, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with Asian-inspired dishes and local ingredients. The restaurant and bar have step-free access with tables 28-30 in (71-76 cm) high. Room service is also available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Accessible Hotel Features
The hotel staff are available to assist with carrying bags and pushing wheelchairs, and service dogs are allowed. The hotel lobby has smooth flooring, an automatic door, and a lowered front desk for wheelchair access.
The guest rooms have a clean, modern design. The accessible hotel rooms feature a king size bed 22 in (56 cm) high, a card key and push door entrance, and thin carpet. Both the telephone and light switches are reachable from the bed. Guest rooms and their ensuite bathrooms have an available turning radius of over 60 in (152 cm). Roll-in showers are available with shower seats, emergency cords, and grab bars. Vibrating alarm clocks and fire alarms are available for guests with visual impairments, and visual alarms are available for those with hearing impairments.
Find out more about the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s accessibility features and book an accessible room with accessibility guaranteed here.
You might recognize this famous 5 star hotel as the site of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous 1969 bed-in. It sits on one of Amsterdam’s many canals and offers city views from a quiet residential area in the city. The hotel offers breakfast every morning in the step-free dining room, or you can head to the cafe, Issimo, for a coffee and breakfast or a panini to go. Roberto’s Restaurant is the on-site fine dining restaurant on the ground floor featuring Italian cuisine. You can also sit canalside and enjoy drinks and a bite to eat in the summer at the Garden Terrace, or visit the Half Moon Cocktail Lounge for a sunset happy hour.
Accessible Hotel Features
Hotel staff are available to assist with carrying bags and pushing wheelchairs, and service dogs are allowed. The hotel entrance is at ground level, and the lobby floors are smooth, with a standing-height desk. There are 3 designated accessible parking spaces, self parking is available for an extra charge.
Guest rooms are a quiet escape from the busy city, comfortable and modern luxury, with views of downtown. Rooms are accessed via key card and a push door from the outside and some rooms are available with automatic buttons from the inside. Guests with visual or hearing impairments can stay in accessible rooms that offer features like vibrating or flashing alarm clocks and fire alarms. The wheelchair accessible rooms offer two twin beds with 61 in (155 cm) on the side, a roll-in shower, grab bars, and a shower seat.
Find out more about the Hilton Amsterdam’s accessibility features and request to book an accessible room with accessibility guaranteed here.
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
This accessible hotel in downtown Amsterdam is right next to Centraal Station, a building with more than 130 years of history. It’s the main train station in the heart of the city, and it connects the city of Amsterdam, the country of the Netherlands, and even Europe – with fast trains connecting the city to Brussels, Paris, and more. The hotel’s location makes it a great place to enjoy views of the city and its canals. It has floor to ceiling windows and a rooftop lounge to take in the sights. The hotel offers various dining options including a lobby bar with step-free entrance and a Starbucks. Breakfast is served daily in the City Cafe with wheelchair access, or it can be served in your guest room. The hotel’s restaurant, Eastwood Beer & Grill offers sophisticated casual dining with a step-free entrance and tables 28-30 in (71-76 cm) high. Wheelchair accessible self parking is available.
Accessible Hotel Features
Different guest rooms are available with accessibility features. Guests can stay in the King City Suite or the Queen room with city views. Roll-in showers and bathtubs with grab bars are available, and bathrooms feature a 20 inch (70 cm) space under the sink. Bedroom floors have thin carpeting with tiling in the bathrooms. Audible alarms are also available for travelers with visual impairments.
Find out more about the Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station’s accessibility features and request to book an accessible room with accessibility guaranteed here.
Wheeling or walking along the canals and through the streets, enjoying the region’s typical architecture, or visiting all kinds of museums – Amsterdam is a city with something for everyone. Soak up the city’s culture without having to worry about the accessibility of where you stay.