Netherlands: Disabled Needs

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Netherlands Disabled Needs

There are few worries for disabled people going on holiday to the Netherlands. All of the country's public buildings have been adapted for people with mobility difficulties, with ramps, lifts and toilets for people with disabilities. Public transport in the Netherlands is excellent, with railway stations and most trains having wheelchair access. The Dutch Railways timetable is also available in Braille and there is an information line specifically for travellers with disabilities.

People with a disability also receive a discount on Dutch public transport. The vast majority of Dutch hotels and guest houses are in older buildings, with their steep stairs. Hence, this can be problematic for travellers with limited mobility in the Netherlands. Some of the more expensive hotels do have lifts, but even on the ground floors there are often steps.