Taking a boat tour in Amsterdam is one of the best ways to see the city. Not only is a wonderful, relaxing experience, but you also get to see many of the city’s major attractions in just a few hours. It’s a good idea to do this on one of your first days in Amsterdam as it gives you a great idea about which places you would like to visit in more depth.
If you are in a wheelchair or power chair, boat tours may sound like a novelty you wont get to experience (often with steep steps down into the boats. BUT. Good news. There is a tour company called the Blue Boat Company (https://www.blueboat.nl/) that offers fully accessible tours.
Although many of the tour companies will list themselves as “accessible”, the Blue Boat Company is a great option for an affordable, wheelchair accessible tour. There is a lift and ramp on the boat that will take you from platform level to the boat. And don’t worry if you have a heavy power chair – it is strong lift that will take all chair weights. Although the toilet will not fit a wheel chair in, there are rails for support.
Once on the boat, sit back and relax seeing the sites of a gorgeous city in all it’s glory! Any time of year, from full bloom of the flowers in summer to the windy, crisp days in the winter, Amsterdam is beautiful.
The tour offers an audio guide included in the price. This tour company does, of course, also cater for people who do not require a lift, and is a fantastic way to see the city during both the day and night!
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