Information for visitors with disabilities

    As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering an inclusive festival experience, IDFA is working to remove several access barriers in our programming and services. Our goal is to be as accessible as possible to all members of the audience and our professional guests. We look forward to remaining transparent and accountable as we share our progress with you.

    Check this page for up-to-date accessibility information about IDFA throughout the year. For questions, comments, and suggestions, we invite you to get in touch with us via the contact methods provided below.

    Location accessibility

    Do you have reduced mobility? When you are buying your tickets, please send an e-mail to Our staff can then, if necessary, assist in informing you about the location of your screening(s).

    We strive to make our festival locations accessible for visitors who are blind, deaf, or use a wheelchair, but unfortunately, some of our venues still contain access barriers.

    Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke GrondNes 45

    • Wheelchair accessible. Inside the Grote Zaal the venue can make as many wheelchair spaces as necessary.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • There are no disabled parking spaces in the neighbourhood, but it is possible to take a car up to the entrance.
    • If you are coming to the Brakke Grond with a wheelchair, the venue kindly asks you to inform them via +31 (0)20 622 90 14

    EyeIJpromenade 1

    • Wheelchair accessible. Inside Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 there is space for 2 wheelchairs per cinema hall. These seats are not reserved. In Cinema 1 they are on the front row, in Cinema 2 they are at the back row.
    • The elevator to get to the reception desk is located right next to the stairs of the main entrance.
    • There are four toilets for wheelchair users available.
    • There are 12 telecoils available.
    • There are two disabled parking spaces in the parking garage of the A'DAM Tower; it is recommended to take the exit 'A'DAM Tower' when leaving the parking garage, which has a wheelchair-friendly automatic outside door.
    • A wheelchair or rollator can be booked in advance at the Eye reception, stating the date and time of the visit.
    • For more information, please email

    Pathé TuschinskiReguliersbreestraat 26

    • Wheelchair accessible (there is an elevator via the Arthouse entrance).
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • In the cinemas, wheelchair places are as follows:
      • Tuschinski 1, row 13, seats 19 to 25
      • Tuschinski 2, row 8, seat 7 and seat 8
      • Tuschinski 3, row 6, next to seat 8
      • Tuschinski 4, row 1, next to seat 12
      • Tuschinski 5, row 2, next to seat 12
      • Tuschinski 6, row 4, next to seat 2
    • There are two telecoils available.
    • There is one disabled parking space on the Reguliersdwarsstraat. It is not possible to drive up to the entrance of the building after 11:00 am without a permit.

    TolhuistuinIJpromenade 2

    • Mostly wheelchair accessible. At the moment it is uncertain if there will be space for a wheelchair in the two VR cinemas.
    • Inside the building is an elevator, but it is not suitable for an electric wheelchair.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available (with assistance for the lock).
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • There are disabled parking parking spaces in the neighbourhood (available with assistance; please contact Tolhuistuin in advance)


    If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about accessibility at IDFA, we would like to hear from you. Visitors with disabilities can get in touch with us in the following ways:

    Telephone: +31 (0)20 6273329


    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    Frederiksplein 52
    1017 XN Amsterdam

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