Accessible Belgium Netherlands Denmark: These small kingdoms of Central Europe, together with the tiny Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, form an important part of the European Community.
They are largely flat territories, only Belgium and Luxembourg have a part of their territory consisting of hills, up to 500 meters high, and covered with forests.
The rest of the region is flat and moreover large portions of land occupy areas that were previously covered by the sea.
These areas are below sea level protected by a long system of dikes and canals that create the characteristic Dutch landscape.
Belgium, a country born from the union of 2 regions of different culture and traditions (Flanders and Walloni) is the heart of the European Community.
The main European institutions are based in Brussels.
Brussels is a very accessible city.
It houses an ancient part, gathered around the scenic Grand Place, where the stone paved roads could be uncomfortable by wheelchair.
Regarding public transport, buses are accessible even if they are often crowded.
The metro has 6 lines and not all stations are wheelchair accessible.
Other Belgian towns:
In addition to Brussels, the most popular tourist destinations are found in Flanders: Brugge, Ghent and Antwerp.
All three are rich in ancient buildings that date back to the Middle Ages.
The most fascinating is certainly Brugges which preserves, escaped from the damage of wars, a typically medieval environment with the ancient buildings reflecting in the canals.
Ghent also retains an ancient center with a medieval aspect but overall it is less rich in things to see even if the best choice, if you have time, would be to visit both.
Netherlands or Holland:
The Netherlands is a great open-air museum: its cities and villages preserve ancient historical centers, full of fascinating monuments and buildings, in an environment of canals and waterways make it unique.
Amsterdam is among the most fascinating European cities.
It houses some very important museums including the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijkmuseum, both of which are accessible.
In general the city is accessible but the stone paving and the many humpback bridges crossing the canals can put a strain on the tourist in a wheelchair.
Other Netherland towns:
In addition to Amsterdam, Den Haag, seat of the Court, and Delft, Marken, Volendam, are interesting, … which can be visited on day trips from Amsterdam.
Then there are parks and famous floral exhibitions such as the one held every year in Keukenhof for the blooming of tulips, the symbol of the country.
Copenhagen, the southernmost between the Scandinavian cities retains an ancient charm in the central part.
In that area is the Stroget a long and perfectly accessible pedestrian area overlooked by ancient houses and palaces.
Another of Copenhagen’s attractions is Tivoli, the oldest and most famous amusement park in Europe with its “fin de siecle” atmosphere.
In the surroundings of Copenhagen, in a landscape between forests and sea, there are castles and palaces linked to ancient stories and legends such as Helsingor, where the Shakespearean tragedy of Hamlet was based.
On the peninsula of Jutland, the continental part of Denmark, which stretches to the north, stands Legoland (legoland.dk), the first Lego theme park.
Fully accessible, it will be a must for those traveling with children and more.
IMPORTANT: Denmark does not use the EURO but its own currency, the Danish Krone (DKK) whose value fluctuates but at the moment 1 EUR = 7.45 DKK
From Denmark you can reach Sweden with a very long bridge that connects Copenhagen with Malmo, or from the end of the peninsula you can reach Norway by ferry.
In these 3 countries the usual accessible tourist services are available:
– Accessible hotels with rooms suitable for customers who use wheelchairs
– Accessible van rental with driver and even without driver
– Aids rentals (wheelchairs, òpower wheelchairs, mobility scooters,…)
– Guides who speak every language
In Amsterdam there are also tours accessible by boat along the canals of the city.
Tours in Belgium, Holland,…
Escorted accessible tours 2021:
May 10th – 4th: City trip Amsterdam (5 D / 4 N)
Sep 04th – 13th: Benelux – Brussels – Amsterdam – Luxembourg (10 D / 9 N)
Short programs rates click here or ask for day by day program at AccessiblEurope
Other tours and “tailor made” program on request.
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Destinations directory (Internal links):
1. Accessible Italy
2. Accessible France
3. Accessible Spain and accessible Portugal
4. Accessible UK and Accessible Ireland
5. Accessible Germany
6. Accessible Belgium, Accessible Netherlands and Accessible Denmark
7. Accessible Norway, Accessible Sweden, Accessible Finland and Accessible Iceland
8. Accessible Hungary, Accessible Czech Republic and Accessible Poland
9. Accessible Switzerland, Accessible Austria
10. Accessible Greece, Accessible Malta, Accessible Cyprus and Accessible Turkey
11. Other Europe accessible countries
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