Inside Europe’s most accessible city.

‘People aren’t disabled, their city is’: From flattened cobbles to threshold ramps, the Dutch city of Breda has much to teach its neighbours.

Over the past two years, more than 800 shops and bars have been checked for physical access. And in 2017, Breda’s main website was made fully accessible for all, including those with sensory impairments; accessibility improvements were made to another 25 websites that aid residents and tourists. Mastbosch, Breda’s forest, is fully wheelchair-accessible, and every two years the city hosts the ParaGames, a large European sporting event for disabled people.

Sam Sheppard