Located in North-West Europe, the Netherlands is known for its flat landscape, tulip fields, canals, and windmills, but has a lot more to offer. World heritage sites, internationally-known museums, and historic landmarks, as well as a vibrant culture and cosmopolitan feel, make the Netherlands an exciting country to visit. We have selected some wheelchair-friendly hotels to help to make your accessible Dutch trip memorable!
In general, The Netherlands is getting more and more accommodating for travelers in a wheelchair. The level of accessibility is good, especially in public spaces, and transports, but there are lots of old buildings with steep stairs and cobblestone streets, especially in city centers, that cannot be structurally modified to make the access easier. We have selected some accessible hotels in the Netherlands to help you discover the country’s history and culture in an easy way.
No vaccinations are required to travel to the Netherlands. As in any part of the world, en up-to-date anti-tetanus vaccination is strongly recommended, especially if in contact with nature and the countryside.
The public health system has high-quality health centers and hospitals throughout the country. Getting good travel insurance is recommended.
Most visits to the Netherlands are trouble-free, but travelers should remain vigilant at all times.
Pickpocket cases are frequent, especially in touristy areas. In general, travelers are recommended to use a hotel safe for their valuables, not to carry a lot of items with them, and if going out with a bag, make sure the strap is over their shoulder.
Dutch entry requirements depend on where travelers are coming from.
A valid passport or ID card is most of the time all that is required to enter the country.
Please check whether you need a visa or not directly with the Dutch embassy or consulate in your own country.
The Netherlands has a moderate marine climate. The average temperatures range from 0 to 6 degrees in winter and 20 to 25 degrees in summer. It does not rain a lot in terms of quantity, but it rains often and unpredictably, giving the wrong impression that the country is very rainy.
The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. The only recognized second language is Frisian, which is only spoken in Friesland. English is widely spoken and understood.
Electricity in the Netherlands is 230v/50Hz. Sockets are round with 2 round pins and meet European regulations.