Museum Broekerveiling – oldest sail-through vegetable auction in the world
A true gem to visit: museum BroekerVeiling – less than an hour from Amsterdam. This museum is all about the oldest vegetable auction, on water, in the world. The museum is fully accessible, the main building, the auction hall, and you can enjoy an wonderful canal boat tour.
The auction, held daily a couple of times, has 8 wheelchair places and the boat can host 6 wheelchairs per ride. The boat tour is 1 hour, the guide is born and raised in the area and shares many stories from the past.
Guided tours are available too at the museum in the city of Broek op Langedijk. Displays are lowered throughout the museum, and a lot of audio information is available as well.
When you are visiting Amsterdam, you really should consider this museum.
No crowds, no waiting lines, and the HollandHotelTaxi brings you there in less than an hour. All displays or audio tours are available in English, French, German and Dutch.
Staff and management are very aware of the importance of great accessibility and welcome all tips by visitors to improve even more their services and facilities.
Ecomare, on the island of Texel
Ecomare on the beautiful and popular island of Texel (the only Wadden island that belongs to the province called Noord-Holland) is a sea life center or museum of nature really. To visit, it takes some 2 hours from Amsterdam traveling time (check the ferry hours to plan your perfect route).
If you plan ahead, and can get up early, you could even do a day trip from Amsterdam. To stay on the island, contact the local tourism board VVV Texel.
UNESCO World Heritage
All who love sea life, should know it is definitely worth a visit. You meet the seals and porpoises, learn a lot about marine life in the Wadden sea and discover the Wadden sea is among the top ranked places of the UNESCO World Heritage list, as are the Galapagos islands, the Serengeti, the Grand Canyon, Ayers Rock and the Amazone.
The unique marine and plant life in the Wadden sea make it extraordinary. In the museum you find lowered displays, individual audio info buttons at displays, accessible toilet and elevator, parking spaces.
A long day to Ecomare is definitely a trip well worth it. Check out their webcam page to meet the seals!
Not many people know of these world class places you can visit in the Netherlands. We hope you are inspired by our blog to go there. We promise you it will be a day to remember!
The Amsterdam DoubleTree By Hilton Amsterdam CS is a half hour from the airport to the hotel reception. This stylish and trendy hotel, located next to Amsterdam Central Station has 28 accessible rooms and suites.
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