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Brussels for all

Many attractions, accommodation and public transport facilities are designed with persons with reduced mobility and the less able in mind.
Brussels is a welcoming place even if you find it difficult to get around on your own. Many attractions, accommodation and public transport facilities are designed with persons with reduced mobility in mind.

Public transport everyone can use

STIB (the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company) invests hefty sums to ensure everyone is able to use its network. As things stand, all metro stations have a braille map and tactile floors to help the visually impaired to find their way, while more than 20 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 TaxiBus door-to-door transport service of the STIB. You can also book a special taxi for wheelchair users (FR/NL).

Visit the city without obstacles

Brussels for All is a guide for visitors with a disability. 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.

On the website of visit.brussels you can find a section dedicated to persons with reduced mobility.

The website of the Brussels Museums is another source of information about activities open to disabled persons.

Provelo organises bike trips throughout the city. Several bikes specially designed for handicapped persons (including tandems and trikes) are also available.

Practical Brussels

Besides Bruxelles pour Tous, you can also find information on accessibility to restaurants on the website www.resto.be and accessibility to hotels on the website of visit.brussels.

VISITFLANDERS provides information about disability-friendly stays and activities for persons with reduced mobility in Flanders and Brussels.

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 Handisport' (FR) and the 'Fédération Multisports Adaptés' (FR).

For Dutch speakers

See the section 'G-sport' (NL) on the website of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC) or the website of Parantee-Psylos (NL), the Flemish sport federation for disabled persons. federation

Who to contact

Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB)
Rue Royale 76, 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)70 23 2000
Online: www.stib.be (FR/NL)

See also the page on disabilities.