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Wheelchair Accessible
Holland Vacations


Our wheelchair accessible vacations in Holland visits a country of lively art, fantastic pubs, unrivaled nightlife, and spectacular wheelchair access.

Each of our wheelchair accessible vacations in the Netherlands provides wheelchair accessible vans, specially selected barrier free hotels, old Amsterdam rolling tours, wheelchair accessible canal boat tours, and accessible sightseeing at attractions, and local museums.

At almost every corner you'll find street artists, musicians, acrobats, and open-air markets and you'll find excellent access for wheelchairs.

Known as the Venice of the North, this marshland on the edge of sea and water has 90 islands, 160 canals and 1281 bridges waiting for you to explore during your time in Amsterdam.

Our wheelchair accessible Holland vacations include:
- Wheelchair Accessible Hotels
- Self drive or chauffeur driven vehicles
- English speaking guides
- Our accessible representatives in Amsterdam

Below are a few ideas of the wheelchair accessible vacations in Holland we make possible.

If you don't see one that interests you, send us your own ideas and let's talk about your wheelchair accessible vacation possibilities in Holland.


We specialize in wheelchair accessible travel planning in Holland for:
General accessible needs tourism
Family oriented vacations with a family members using a wheelchair
Family Reunions & Ancestral Visits for wheelchair travelers

Suggested wheelchair accessible vacations in Holland - tell us yours:
Wheelchair accessible Amsterdam Explorer
Wheelchair accessible Netherlands Explorer
Wheelchair accessible Windmill Exploring
Wheelchair accessible Dutch Cheese Markets
Wheelchair accessible Tulips and Flowering Bulbs


Netherlands Accessibility

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.

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Accessible Holland Towns

Accessible Alkmaar Overview:
Since the 1300's you haven't been able to mention cheese without talking about the Alkmaar cheese market. Today, cheese is still traded in the identical time-honored way it's been for centuries. The city sits on sandy, high ground and the defensive moat around the old city dates back to 1590's

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:
With some of Europe's finest 17th and 18th century architecture and an historical canal district on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thanks to the city's famous tolerance of everyone and almost everything, the city's also on the cutting edge of Europe's economic social, and cultural developments.

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:
Home to the world famous Delft Blue earthenware, the town has been churning out blue and white ceramic icons on the Netherlands ever since the sixteenth century. From the 32 original factories producing Delftware in the seventeenth century a handful remain today.

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:
T
he architecture of this hip artistic city will change your mind's-eye forever. Most notably, Rotterdam is home to the cube home (kubuswoningen), the Erasmusbrug (2,590 ft cable bridge to north and south of Rotterdam), a Shipping and Transport (Scheepvaart- en Transport) college in a building in the shape of the number one, and the highest observation tower in the Netherlands, the Euromast Tower with fantastic panoramic views of the city and harbor.

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 "Royal City by the Sea," is the center of Dutch Government, the judiciary capital of the United Nations, and the Netherlands' largest city on the North Sea. More than 150 international organizations base their operations in The Hague.

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:
Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in Holland, with a small historic center, big city walls, and plenty of art and attractions for visitors. The large town squares of the town boasts pages of five star restaurants, vineyard and farm eateries, with stacks of delicious local dishes.

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:
Nijmegen celebrated her 2000th birthday in 2005 and is the oldest town in the Netherlands. Few Roman remain visible today after the Americans carpet-bombed Nijmegen and the Germans shelled it for five months, but there are noteworthy sights and attractions in Nijmegen you can't find anywhere else.

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.

Accessible Utrecht Overview:
This hip, centuries old university town is a magnet for Dutch culture, music, and theater only seconded to Amsterdam.

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.

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Wheelchair Accessible Netherlands
Theme Vacations

Wheelchair Accessible Windmill Exploring
There are more than 1,000 remaining vertical windmills in Holland from the original 10,000. Anytime of the year is good for accessible windmill exploring but the National Windmill Day in Mid-May is the bullseye for aficionados. The festival finds windmills throughout the Netherlands decorated with flowers, Dutch flags, and the doors to most mill around the country to welcome visitors into the inner workings of the Netherlands inseparable icon. A windmill's function was as unique as the windmills' design. Most were used from for pumping water out of the lowlands while others were specifically intended for sawing wood and grinding grain. Here's a collection of the best windmill sightseeing in the Netherlands.

Kinderdijk:
15 miles south east of Rotterdam and 60 miles southeast of Amsterdam is the largest collection of old windmills in the Netherlands. One or two of this UNESCO World Heritage Site collection of nineteen windmills still has one or two mills that work regularly to drain and irrigate the polders.

Mills of Schiedam:
5 miles west of Rotterdam's center and 48 miles south of Amsterdam are a collection of the world's tallest windmills. These exceptionally well preserved Mills of Schiedam are giants standing at 108 feet tall. Their earlier use was for processing grain. There's a windmill museum (De Nieuwe Palmboom) in one windmill on the history of windmills in Schiedam.

Zaanse Schans:
13 miles north of Amsterdam the most popular tourist attraction in North Holland are of mills at Zaanse Schanse. The open-air conservation area and living museum of authentic houses, a shipyard, a cheese farm and a clog store, also surround a collect of well preserved historic working windmills. The windmills grind grain and pump water the same work they have for centuries. Access for the open air museum is free, the wooden houses are mainly normal living houses. Most of the windmills can be visited for a small fee.

Amsterdam:
The city has 8 windmills. Of these, the Molen van Sloten is a polder-draining mill, the De Otter mill is an operating wood-sawing mill, and De Gooyer a popular brew house. 1- Arrive Amsterdam Private wheelchair accessible van transfer from Schiphol Airport to Hotel downtown Amsterdam

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Wheelchair Accessible Dutch Cheese Markets
Along with windmills, tulips and wooden shoes, cheese is on the minds of every visitor to the Netherlands; and no wonder. The Dutch have been making cheese for over 1600 years. Lush green pastures and herds of grazing cows make the Netherlands the largest cheese exporter in the world. The two principle cheeses of the Netherlands today are Gouda and Edam. Gouda is the most popular semi-hard cheese with a creamy texture made from whole milk with none of fat skimmed off. Edam on the other hand has the fat skimmed off. The Dutch also supply cheeses made at specialized, boutique cheese farms; connoisseur cheeses, Farmer cheese, raw milk cheeses, clove cheese, cumin cheese and goat cheeses. There are five cheese markets in the Netherlands and four of them operate like traditional cheese markets from the 1300's. Alkmaar, Gouda, Edam and Hoorn provide traditional re-enactments of their cheese markets during the summer months. Having an appreciation for the culture, the foods and their cheeses of the Netherlands is a great wheelchair accessible vacation.

Alkmaar
Friday mornings between 10 am and 12:30 pm in the weighing square (Waagplein) from the first Friday in April until the first Friday in September.

Edam
Wednesday mornings between 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. in July and August. This traditional cheese market has horse-drawn carriages and canal boats bring in the cheeses to Jan van Nieuwenhuizen Square

Gouda
Thursday morning between 10 am and 12:30 pm from mid-June until August, this traditional cheese market has lots of local exhibitions about cheese and clog making

Hoorn
Thursdays between 12:30 and 13:45 and 21:00 and 22:15 between 28 June and 20 September. This reproduction cheese market is an educational process on carrying, weighing, and negotiating cheese

Woerden
Wednesday mornings around 9:00 am this is a commercial cheese market for the sale of farmers cheeses (boerenkazen) without spectacle and pageantry.

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Wheelchair Accessible Tulips and Flowering Bulbs
Putting aside Holland's windmills, wooden shoes, and cheese markets, the one remaining icon of the Dutch left standing is the tulip. The flowering bulb activities in the Netherlands are centered in the Dutch provinces of North Holland, South Holland, and Flevoland. Here tulips, hyacinths, crocuses, daffodils and hundreds of other perennial bloomers create an annual spectacle that attracts millions of tourists and travelers with wheelchairs.

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.

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Amsterdam Explorer

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.

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Netherlands Adventure

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.


Netherland's Adventure
Rates and Details

Estimated Costs, Ball Park Prices and Accessible Holland Vacation Costs
Our estimates are based on past passenger rates for similar services in Holland. Estimate applies to private accessible vacationsin High Season.
Accessible Vacation Services in Holland Basic Deluxe Superior Luxury
Local Representatives w/24 hour contact services X X X X
Access Guide to Local Attractions, Daily Itinerary X X X X

Meet and Greet Assistance on Arrival

  X X X
Arrival Transfer, Airport to Hotel   X X X
5* Hotel, (Single Reservation, Paris Only)   X X X
5* Hotels, (Multiple City Reservations, 2-3 cities)     X X
4* Hotel, (Single Reservation, Paris Only)   X X X
4* Hotels, (Multiple City Reservations, 2-3 minimum cities) X X X X
Full Breakfast, Daily at each Hotel X X X X
Value Added Tax (VAT) All Applicable Local Taxes X X X X
City To City, by economy class Air Tickets        
City To City, by 1st class Rail Tickets X X X X
City to City, by Private Car and Driver     X X
Transfers: hotel/train and train/hotel     X X
Transfers: hotel/airport and airport/hotel     X X
Full Day, Private Guided Sightseeing X X X X
Full Day, Private Guided Countryside Sightseeing     X X
Full Day, City Hostess       X
Departure Transfer, Hotel/Airport     X X
Admissions to Guided Attractions X X X X
         
Estimate of Private Vacation: Per Person, Per Day $350 $450 $550 $950
Estimate of Self Drive Vacation Costs: Per Person, Per Day $250 $350 $450 $750
         
Estimate based on EUR1.00/USD$1.11733      

 

*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.

Our travel planners are free to discuss your accessible travel plans about your accessible Journey.

The accuracy of your quotation will be influenced by our exact destination and the date of your visit the number of passengers and their ages (number of individual rooms), your level of Necessary Access Required (accessible rooms vs adapted accessible rooms), logistical Considerations (exact point to point transportation logistics) Foreign Currency Valuation of the USA Dollar, and hotel room availability.

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