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Brussels accessible for all

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 networkExternal link. 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 STIBExternal link. You can also book a special taxi for wheelchair users (FR/NL)External link.

Visit the city without obstacles is a guide for visitors with a disabilityExternal link. 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 you can find a section dedicated to persons with reduced mobilityExternal link.

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

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

Practical Brussels

Besides, you can also find information on accessibility to restaurantsExternal link on the website

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

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)External link and the 'Fédération Multisports Adaptés' (FR)External link.

For Dutch speakers

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

Who to contact

See also the page on disabilities.