The Great War Centenary - Accessible to everyone

Lakenhallen - maquette
For four long years Flanders Fields were the dramatic backdrop for some of the bloodiest battles of World War I. One hundred years after WWI broke out, this region still bears clear signs of these battles, with its hundreds of monuments and graves of enormous historical significance for people all over the world.

An accessible visit to the Westhoek region.

During the commemoration of the Great War we are expecting two million foreign visitors - young and old, including people with disabilities and special needs. Visit Flanders aims to make the commemoration activities in the Westhoek region accessible to a wide audience. In collaboration with the non-profit organisation Westkans vzw and the Province of West Flanders, we have compiled two brochures with information on all the available holiday packages in the Westhoek region for visitors with disabilities and covering all possible aspects of the trip - from information and reception to catering establishments, attractions, transport, assistance and care, and much more.

Brochures highlighting accessible must-sees in the Westhoek region

The brochure ‘The Great War Centenary – Accessible to everyone’ offers people with disabilities information on trips to the Westhoek region. It features specific information for wheelchair users and also includes additional facilities for people with a visual or mental disability, and the hearing-impaired. The brochure ‘The Great War Centenary – Tips for visually impaired visitors’ lists several go-to places and events offering facilities for blind and visually impaired visitors.

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