Disabled travellers

Disabled travellers
Access for disabled people is taken into consideration nearly everywhere in the Netherlands. Many public buildings have special entrances, lifts and toilets that are wheelchair friendly. Blind and visually impaired travellers can find their way on pavements thanks to special adjusted tiles, and many pedestrian crossings at traffic lights have clicking noises as well as light signals. If you end up in a rare place where this isn't the case, you can ask any bystander for assistance. The Dutch are very helpful and will make sure that you arrive at your destination safely.

At the website www.toegankelijkbrabant.nl you can easily check which companies or institutions took an extra step to please handicapped travellers.

Another useful tool is the book: Wandelgids voor rolstoelgebruikers, where the author has put together 27 walking trails for wheelchairs. This colourful guide costs €12,95. ISBN: 978-90-75362-78-7.

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