June 11, 2013 in Netherlands
Wheelchair Travel in the Netherlands
My Netherlands Wheelchair Travel Experience
It’s mostly flat and has a fantastic traffic free cycle path network, which wheelchair users can use to their advantage!
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Netherlands Accessible Travel Guides & Websites
Here are some helpful resources for planning an accessible trip to the Netherlands.
Wheelchair accessible romantic B&B’s in Holland by Eelke Kelderman. It’s in dutch but is a great resource for finding lovely accessible accommodation in the Netherlands. I reckon with all the photos and the help of google translate or a dutch dictionary you can understand what each accommodation has to offer. B&B’s in Holland by Eelke Kelderman The website is www.eelkedroomt.nl also in dutch but if your computer has a translation function you’ll be able to access it.
Rick Steve’s book Easy Access Europe (this guide has access info for parts of the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and the UK). It was helpful for getting a general idea of the accessibility situation in the Netherlands. The book covers Amsterdam and Haarlem only, the section on Amsterdam would have come in useful for choosing which areas and attractions I might have visited. I didn’t actually make it to the beautiful city.
Accessible Travel Netherlands have a very informative website with accessible travel ideas throughout the Netherlands. www.accessibletravelnl.com
The website Accessible Amsterdam is a helpful resource with all sorts of access information about public buildings, transport, hotels, wheelchair rental etc.
Amsterdam Tourist Office has a short section for disabled travellers IAmsterdam
Netherlands Railways have special services for people with disabilities.
able-travel.com have some good Netherlands info and links.
Please feel welcome to add any other Netherlands accessible travel tips, links or blogs in the comments.