Mobility problems

The Sallandse Heuvelrug has a hilly terrain. Some parts are difficult to navigate for disabled people in a wheelchair. However, there are magnificent parts that are easily accessible.

All-terrain wheelchairs

So-called all-terrain wheelchairs are available from the Outdoor Centre and the Nature Diorama. These wheelchairs have huge wheels that are suitable for use in the forest and uneven footpaths. If you want to be sure an all-terrain wheelchair is available to use, please call in advance.

Electric transport

The Heideslak (heathland snail) - a roofed electric car - criss-crosses the Sallandse Heuvelrug from 1 April until 1 November.

The Heideslak (Heathland snail)

The Heideslak is a unique way to enjoy the forest and the splendid views of the Noetselerberg for those who have mobility problems. A group of enthusiastic volunteers take you on an extraordinary outing. Along the way, the driver will recount great stories and point out beautiful sights in nature. The Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park, the Dutch Forest Management Agency and the group of volunteers are jointly responsible for making this project possible. Read more about the Heideslak and how to book online>>>

Horse tram

The horse tram will be operating from the Outdoor Centre from 1 April until 31 May: Every Wednesday afternoon and the first and third Sundays of the month. Departure times: 13:30 and 15:00. Duration: approximately 1 hour


Tastoe in Holten also has an electric car that transports people to the National Park. (This car uses public roads, not cycle paths and footpaths) More information at Tastoe.


All information points are easy to reach for people with a disability. Disabled toilets are available at the Outdoor Centre in Nijverdal, Nature Diorama on top of the Holterberg and Information Barn De Pas near Haarle. The campsite also has a disabled toilet. This toilet is closed when temperatures drop below freezing. The various restaurants and cafes throughout the area also have disabled toilets. Please note the opening times of the centres!

Disabled parking spaces

There are extra parking facilities at the viewpoint for those who are over 65 years of age and in possession of a parking permit. This parking space is a great departure point for a beautiful walk that is easily accessible for wheelchair users. Day permits for parking are available from the Visitor’s Centre in Nijverdal and Holterberg Nature Museum. An annual permit can be obtained from Hellendoorn council. More information about the parking permit>>

There are special disabled parking spaces at all information points.

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