Travellers with Disabilities

Travellers with restricted mobility will find the Netherlands somewhat accessible despite the limitations of most older buildings.

  • Most offices and larger museums have lifts and/or ramps, and toilets for people with a disability.
  • Many budget and midrange hotels have limited accessibility, as they are in old buildings with steep stairs and no elevators.
  • Cobblestone streets are rough for wheelchairs.
  • Restaurants tend to be on ground floors, though ‘ground’ sometimes includes a few steps.
  • Bathrooms in restaurants may not be wheelchair accessible or fitted with rails.
  • Train and other public-transport stations sometimes have lifts.
  • Most train stations and public buildings have toilets for people with a disability.
  • Trains usually have wheelchair access.
  • The Dutch national organisation for people with a disability is ANGO (www.ango.nl).