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There are numerous public places, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions throughout Holland that are barrier freeto wheelchair travelers. Many attractions, venues and concerts have special discounts and dedicated seating available with an advanced request.
Getting from one city to another is easily done by train in the Netherlands. The NS (Netherlands Railways) has special services for passengers with disabilities that need to be contacted in advance of your journey in some instances.
The accessibility of buildings in Amsterdam can be checked in advance. In the traditional Dutch villages and towns allow for narrow, cobbled streets. The best place for wheelchair travel is either in the bike lane or on a wide sidewalk. Bicyclist know the rules of the lane and move fast - forgetting the rule can rules can result in severe injuries.
In Rotterdam several RET bus and tramlines are accessible to wheelchair travelers. On accessible routes, special buses and trams which have lower floors which you can recognize by the wheelchair placard at the station stop and the bus or tram.TOP OF PAGE
Accessible Holland Towns
Accessible Alkmaar Overview:
On Fridays mornings from April through September cheese carriers reenact the centuries old tradition of selling cheese. Carriers in traditional costumes place thousands of cheeses in Waagplein square where they are weighed, graded, and sold in a fascinating spectacle. Close by on the banks of the Hoornsevaart are four of the six surviving windmills of Oudorp.
Accessible Amsterdam Overview:
Known as the Venice of the North, the once marshland on the edge of the sea has 90 islands, 160 canals and 1281 bridges. The streets, canals, and city squares create an atmosphere that is uniquely intimate, friendly, and relaxed in a modern metropolis. The city is easy to explore by accessible tram, wheelchair or accessible taxi with the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Stedelijk Museums huddled in the south, and the Royal Palace, Dam Square, and the Red Light District nestled together in the north Almost every Amsterdammer speaks English so there's little worry about getting lost.
Almost every Amsterdammer speaks English so there's little worry about getting lost. Almost a 1000 miles of bicycle paths in Amsterdam makes this is a great city for a wheel to enjoy a vacation and an easy city to be run over by a bike. Street artists, open-air markets abound as much as cobbled streets, tram lines, undulating pavement, and the omnipresent legends of silent but deadly bicyclists. The best place for wheelchair travel is either in the bike lane or on a wide sidewalk. Bicyclist know the rules of the lane and move fast - forgetting the rule can rules can result in severe injuries.
Accessible Delft Overview:
Beyond the distinctive blue-and-white pottery, the city has a well preserved, historic old town, canal-lines streets, and a long connection to the Dutch Royal family. The Vermeer Center, Science Center, The Botanical Garden of the TU, Royal Delft, and the two churches; Nieuwe Kerk and Oude Kerk are all wheelchair accessible.
The large historic center is restricted to parking and visitors must use a city car park. If you have a special handicapped parking plaque you can park free in the city center however, normal fees apply in the short-term car parks and the multi-story car park (Phoenixstraat).
Accessible Rotterdam Overview:
Rotterdam is the largest and busiest port in Europe and the hub of a massive rail, road, air and waterway network throughout Europe. It's also home to massive shopping, tall skyscrapers, and a hearty range of museums and trendy cafes.
The city is divided into northern and southern parts by Nieuwe Maas and large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level as much as 20 feet. Virtually all of Rotterdam’s stations are equipped with ramps, lifts and escalators with the exception of two RandstadRail stations (Hofplein and Wilgenplas).
Several RET bus and tramlines are accessible to wheelchair travelers. On accessible routes, special buses and trams which have lower floors which you can recognize by the wheelchair placard at the station stop and the bus or tram.
Accessible The Hague Overview:
The city sports two beach resorts; Scheveningen, in the northwest is Holland's biggest and most well known resort and Kijkduin, in the southwest, most loved by the locals. Night life centers around the three main squares in the city center, the Plein, the Grote Market and the Buitenhof. The miniature city Madurodam is nearby and is accessible from the upper level with a gentle path.
Most wheelchairs can travel on the trains, although width and weight restrictions apply. In many towns accessible transport on demand can be arranged. For the most part, taxis are expensive and not allowed to pick up people on the street except by reservation or at a taxi stand, look for the 'standplaats taxis' sign. In the larger cities you can sometimes flag one down when the taxi sign is lit.
Accessible Maastricht Overview:
The multilingual talents of the Maastricht locals can't be understated. Residents speak Dutch as the national language, French since it's the national language of their immediate neighbors, German for the same geographic reason, an English since it's a mandatory language in Dutch education.
Accessible Nijmegen Overview:
Six weeks before Easter the Nijmegen Carnival is in full swing like in Maastricht. The Four Day Marches of Nijmegen (Nijmeegse Vierdaagse) and the 10 days of The Summer Festival convert the entire downtown into one big festival. The summer festival provides a backdrop for concerts, rock bands, beer and a party for more than 2 million people. With magnificent buildings, boutique shopping, cosy restaurants, parks, museums, and the highest density of outdoor cafés in the Netherlands.- this town knows how to have fun.
The city center surrounds the central Dom tower making it nearly impossible to get lost in Utrecht's car-free center. There are days of boutique and cafe lined canals to explore, the arts, culture, and foods to immerse yourself in. When that's too much, you can unwind in Wilhelminapark, Lepelenburg park or Utrecht's botanical gardens.
Wheelchair Accessible Netherlands
Wheelchair Accessible Windmill Exploring
Mills of Schiedam:
Wheelchair Accessible Dutch Cheese Markets
Wheelchair Accessible Tulips and Flowering Bulbs
From the end of March until the middle of May the bulb fields of Holland are active with blooms. Mid-April in Holland is peak bulb season. Crocus season begins at the end of March, early daffodils and early small tulips come next. The followers are daffodils and hyacinths in bloom for the first two weeks of April finally followed by the tulips who show-off in mid April until the first week in May.
In South Holland the bulb belt (Bollenstreek) extends from Leiden to Haarlem. This is area that includes the great Keukenhof flower gardens. South of Leiden in Wassenaar and Voorschoten there are more traditional flowering fields.
The large bulb fields north and south of Haarlem draw fields of tourists themselves. And 10 miles east of Rotterdam in the fields of Voorne-Putten and the ones further south in Goeree-Overflakkee the bulbs are grown in sandy clay soil.
The biggest flower event in the South Holland bulb belt (Bollenstreek) is their perennial Flower Parade. The parade is a grand collection of colorful, outlandish floats made from thousands of individual flowers. The route of the parade snakes it way through the bulb towns between Noordwijk and Haarlem on May 2 and May 3. and this throws the locals into a higher state of revelry. Each city hosts their own special events to keep the parade watchers entertained before and after the floats pass by and any location along the route is a good place to have a party. The festivities continue on to May 4th when the Parade reaches Grote Market in Haarlem where the celebration continues another day.
50 miles north of Amsterdam are the largest cultivated areas in the Netherlands in the Noordoostpolder (northeast polder) in the province of Flevoland. In the spring each year thousands of flowering build fans descend on the tulip fields of the Noordoostpolder to see blooming tulips of every color, size and shape imaginable. Holland's flowering bulbs are the Dutch icon to the world and worthy or a great wheelchair accessible vacation.
Day 1- Arrive Amsterdam Private wheelchair accessible van transfer from Schiphol Airport to Hotel downtown Amsterdam
Day 2 - Orientation tour of Amsterdam Today is a walking tour with local guide around the center,including boat trip on an accessible barge.
Day 3 - Independent activities in Amsterdam Day for explorations on own
Day 4 - Explorations outside Amsterdam Today you have the use of a private, accessible van and a professional driver for day trip outside Amsterdam, visit Aalsmeer flower auction (not available on a weekend),proceed to Delft with its famous market square and its canals thence to The Hague,seat of the Dutch Government and Royal Residence- Via Scheveningen and possibly Madurodam miniature village return to Amsterdam- entrance fees extra.
Day 5 + 6 - Independent activities in Amsterdam Two more days in Amsterdam for explorations on own. There are many sites and sights to enjoy in Amsterdam. From the famous museums to the famous cafes there are many hours of fun and fascination awaiting you.
Day 7 - Amsterdam departure Accessible, private transfer back to the airport for your return flight home, or to continue your journey to another destination.
Day 1 - Amsterdam arrival Arrive in Amsterdam. Transfer by private, accessible van from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam center. Overnight in your hotel in the "Old" district of Amsterdam
Day 2 - Amsterdam Orientation tour Walking tour with local guide around the center-also a boat trip will be made through the winding canals.
Day 3 + 4 - Independent day in Amsterdam two more days in Amsterdam on own for explorations.
Day 5 - Explorations outside Amsterdam Private van for transportation via Aalsmeer flower auction(not on weekend),via Amersfoort to Apeldoorn for some visits-possibly the Palace Museum Het Loo. Afternoon arrival in Arnhem.
Day 6 - Explorations outside Amsterdam Today we could make some visits in the area:Open Air Museum at Arnhem and the Kroller Muller Museum with Van Gogh Collection
Day 7 - Amsterdam to The Hague Travel by private van through the Dutch countryside,along the Rhine and Lek Rivers, via Schoonhoven and Kinderdijk windmills to Rotterdam and The Hague.
Day 8 - The Hague A full day for visits in The Hague, seat of the Dutch Government with Madurodam miniature village and nearby Scheveningen Resort. Also a visit is made to Delft.
Day 9 - Independent day in The Hague Day on own in The Hague for some shopping and browsing around.
Day 10 - Depart Holland Accessible, private transfer back to the airport for your return flight home, or to continue your journey to another destination.
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*Fluctuation in foreign currency markets and variations in hotel rates from low to high season may cause variations in our rates in some cities of +/- $50 per person, per day. Rates on this description are High Season Rates.
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