Many people who go on
disabled holidays in the Netherlands
head straight for the cities and it’s no wonder. It’s as attractive for families and couples as it is for groups of friends.
There’s undoubtedly a raunchy side to
yet there are also plenty of cultural and historical attractions too.
You can follow a trip to the moving Anne Frank Museum by heading to the Heineken Museum. Disabled wheelchair users should also check out the other accessible city breaks offered in the Netherlands.
Rotterdam is a vibrant destination, where you’ll see plenty of familiar Dutch windmills, while The Hague is the base for the country’s government and royal family.
Don't think Netherlands only offers wheelchair users city breaks - there's plenty to see and do in the countryside, visit the country’s national parks or relax on sandy beaches. Those holidaymakers looking to keep the kids entertained can visit the
fairy-tale theme park of Efteling or the Madurodam miniature city. Take a peek at scale models of the most famous landmarks of the Netherlands here.
When to Go?
"In season" in the Netherlands means from mid-April to mid-October. The peak of the tourist season is July and August, when the weather is at its finest.
Weather in the Netherlands is never extreme and you'll find Holland every bit as attractive during peak - and off-season months.
Made up of shimmering canals interlinked with bridges, you’ll find beauty in the townhouses and
open green spaces of Amsterdam. Soak up the atmosphere in the lively squares and
stack up the pancakes in a cosy café.
It’s a glowing city all lit up at night, too. With
an abundance of bars, restaurants and clubs, this is an accessible city break perfect for
all wheelchair users.
If you’re looking for a destination steeped in history, you’re in the right place.
Museum-hopping tops the list of cultural things to do in Amsterdam. Pop across to the Stedelijk Museum, to browse
the collection of modern art and design. Then spend the rest of the day at the nearby Rijksmuseum; its treasures include blue-and-white Delftware ceramics and
the world's largest collection of work by Van Gogh; then there's the Anne Frank House,
where the famous Holocaust victim’s tragic story is documented in the very building where she hid with her family and wrote her diary.
During the evenings, why not go to see a live band at Heineken Music Hall or have a night out at vibrant local venues like Paradiso and the Melkweg?
A more cultured night can be had at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet or seeing a musical at the Royal Theatre Carré, or you can relax and
sample some local tipples at the Arendsnest Dutch Beer Bar. There's also great accessible canal tour available, which is the best way a disabled wheelchair user can see the city.
Accessibility for wheelchair users in Amsterdam is taken very seriously, much of the public transport and attactions are disabled accessible
making Amsterdam one of the best accessible city breaks in the world.
Just two metres above sea level, the Dutch capital is a picturesque labyrinth of Gothic buildings and canals just waiting to be explored.
No matter how you choose to pursue the attractions,
you will be taken aback by the diverse range of sights that leave most visitors eager to return.
Once seperated into seperate villages, Alkmaar is now a great city to visit for a short break, or a longer disabled holiday. If you are interested in architecture then you will be in for a great time.
But there are also interesting museums, market squares, tree lined avenues and some great canal walks.
The market square in Alkmaar is a fascinating place which also houses the cheese market every Friday morning (Between april and september).
Disabled holidays in Alkmaar are a must.
Tracking down key locations in the catastrophic Battle of Arnhem, fought here on both banks of the Nederrijn River in September 1944, remains the big reason for many visitors to explore Arnhem. With its centre all but levelled during WWII, Arnhem has rebuilt itself as a prosperous town with fine museums, some beautiful parks and a thriving fashion industry born out of its fashion and design institute ArtEZ. The country's premiere fashion expo is held here each year in June.
With a wide range of historical sights, cultural attractions, markets and venues throughout the compact city, Haarlem is great for sightseeing, where disabled access takes a high priority.
Haarlem has many popular attractions, from relaxing canal cruises, to museums of both the arts and the sciences, theatres, and music halls such as the Patronaat, the annual bloemencorso parade, many music festivals such as the Haarlemmerhoutfestival, and very culturally significant traditional breweries.
Haarlem is frequently voted the Netherlands’ best shopping destination, with everything from concept stores and independent labels, to the city square hosting traditional market places, to hidden antique and curiosity ships.
In addition as a summer destination, Haarlem is only a few kilometres from the beach.
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.