Accessible accommodation in Flanders & Brussels, Belgium
- MemberFebruary 11, 2019 at 9:22 pm
Planning a visit to Belgium? Flanders and Brussels have more than 250 accessible hotels, camping areas, B&Bs, holiday houses, group accommodation and youth hostels. Two new VisitFlanders brochures available in English (https://bit.ly/2Sr1Gpw) French (https://goo.gl/oNyAJ3) and Dutch (https://lnkd.in/gDqr4dm) tell you all about it, in full detail.
- MemberFebruary 12, 2019 at 4:11 pm
Are there laws like the ADA that standardize the rooms, or are they all different?
- MemberFebruary 12, 2019 at 5:24 pm
There is some accessible building legislation in Belgium (per region), but it’s not very ambitious tbh. VisitFlanders uses more, and stricter criteria for its labeling system (https://www.visitflanders.com/en/accessibility/designation-labels/). The information in the brochures is collected by an independent agency and evaluated by experience experts.
- MemberFebruary 14, 2019 at 10:47 am
That is good to hear. Even if there is legislation, evaluations by people with disabilities is very important. Thanks!
- MemberFebruary 17, 2019 at 5:47 pm
Thank you for sharing the brochure!! It makes me want to visit Flanders. Do you know where it is possible to rent/buy a handbike that attaches to a wheelchair in Belgium, as in the picture on the cover of the brochure ?
- MemberFebruary 21, 2019 at 5:57 pm
Sorry for the delay, I was out for a couple of days.
There’s a list of accessibility-related publications on https://www.visitflanders.com/en/accessibility/brochures/. In”Accessible daytrips” there are a few places mentioned where you can rent a handbike (just search for ‘handbike’ in the online document).
For the moment, the list still features the 2016 edition, but a little bird told me that an updated version is expected shortly.
- MemberFebruary 22, 2019 at 3:03 am
Thank you very much for help
- MemberFebruary 3, 2020 at 10:52 pm
There’s a new edition of the accessible holiday accommodation brochures for Flanders and Brussels (2020). Only the most accessible facilities in the region (A or A+ label) were selected for this set of two books. Each accommodation has a full page of description and photographs to make sure one knows exactly what to expect. Available in English (tinyurl.com/tcm4oxj), French (tinyurl.com/tttuvyp) and Dutch (tinyurl.com/logies20).
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