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).