The Beurs van Berlage has been made accessible for disabled people visiting this exhibition. A ramp/catwalk was set up at the Beursplein bridging the difference in height between Beursplein and the exhibition area. This is also the entrance for all other visitors.
1. Public transport
By tram, the Beurs van Berlage is one stop from Amsterdam Central Station.
Trams 4, 9, 16 and 25 stop in front of the Beurs van Berlage and are mostly easy to access by wheelchair users, especially the new model trams. It is best to enter the tram in the middele part where also the guard is located. This way, he or she can assist you if necessary. They also have a special ramp that can be put down if the wheelchair user suspects that he/she will have difficulties in entering the tram. Make sure to be on time because this may take a little while.
During evening rush-hour (between 17.00 and 19.00 hrs) the guard is usually to busy for this because of the many commuters entering and leaving the tram. Each tram has room for at least one wheelchair and sometimes even two.
There is a lot of construction work going on in the vicinity of Amsterdam CS. According to customer service, the tram platforms, for now, will remain to be easily accessible for the duration of the exhibition. For more information about this: www.gvb.nl. The information can be found at the bottom of the opening page.
Car park Q-Park De Bijenkorf (Damrak/Beursplein) has seven parking spaces for disabled people on level 6, where you can also find the entrance of department store De Bijenkorf.
Near the stair well there are 2 large lifts that take you to the ground floor. On the ground floor you will find automatic doors near the pedestrian entrance of the exhibition.
Facilities during the exhibition:
The exhibition is easily accessible for wheelchair users. We have also taken into account the height of the artworks and the information signs on the walls, so that they are visible for everyone.
Available from the box office and the information desk is an audio tour about the works that are on display during the exhibition. This is especially for blind people or people with poor sight, but also for any other visitors. The audio tour describes the artwork in a lively and detailed manner and also what sort of feeling it evokes.
The movie theatre has an induction loop from which hearing aids can pick up an enhanced sound.
Exhibition brochures are available from the box office and the information desk. These brochures contain all information signs and notes of the artworks in large lettering. Our website can easily be adjusted to a larger letter format.
The pictogrammes come from the website of the Museum of Modern Arts in New York.