Brussels for all
Public transport everyone can use
STIB, which runs public transport for Brussels, invests hefty sums to ensure everyone is able to use its network (FR/NL). As things stand, all metro stations have a braille map and tactile floors to help the visually impaired to find their way, while 23 metro stations are wheelchair-friendly. The new trams and buses have low floors and automatic access ramps.
If you need to get somewhere not served by public transport, you can call the STIB minibus service (FR/NL). This door-to-door service is available between 6.30 am and 11 pm Monday to Friday. You can also book one of the hundreds of special taxis for wheelchair users (FR/NL).
Visit the city without obstacles
Bruxelles pour Tous is a guide in French for visitors with a disability (FR). It includes details on the accessibility of various activities, cultural events, hotels, restaurants, car parks, public toilets and transport in Brussels. International standards and symbols are used throughout the guide.
"Steden anders bekeken - Brussel inclusief" is a website in Dutch and French that wants to bring the capital’s cultural heritage within reach (NL) of persons with reduced mobility and those with a mental or physical disability. It publishes information on museums, activities, walks and trips that everyone can enjoy.
On the website of visit.brussels you can find a section dedicated to persons with reduced mobility.
Provelo organises bike trips throughout the city. Several bikes specially designed for handicapped persons (FR/NL) (including tandems and trikes) are also available.
The Accessible Travel Info Point service publishes a brochure detailing disability-friendly stays in Flanders and Brussels. Various information brochures are available for download from the Info Point’s website, including walks and days trips in Brussels specially conceived for persons with reduced mobility.
Disability and sport – a perfect match
Both the Flemish Community Commission and ADEPS run sports activities for disabled persons.
For French speakers
- For information about disabled sports, check out the Ligue Handisports (FR) and the Fédération Multisports Adaptés (FR).
For Dutch speakers
- See the Aangepast sporten (NL) pages on the website of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC) or contact the Vlaamse Liga Gehandicaptensport (NL).
Who to contact
Be sure to check out the general pages on disabilities.