The European Para Championships is all set to kick off in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in August 2023. This inaugural edition of the event will feature ten different parasports happening simultaneously and we are committed to making it as accessible as possible to everyone.
Our mission is to inspire people, with or without disabilities, rich or poor, young or old, and regardless of their background, to take up sports and exercise. By making connections, thinking big, and believing in opportunities where others see limitations, the organizers want to give adaptive sports the attention it deserves.
To make the event as accessible as possible to everyone, we have implemented various measures, such as:
Assistance at the Entrance
There will be assistance available at the entrance of both Rotterdam Ahoy and the City Centre Courts to scan tickets and help people to their seats. The staff will be trained to assist people with disabilities, and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
All event venues will have disabled toilets available for use.
All event venues will be accessible for people who use wheelchairs. There will be ramps and elevators in place.
Assistance dogs are welcome at all venues of the event.
Reachability by public transport
Rotterdam Ahoy can be reached by public transport. The metro stop ‘Zuidplein’ is closest to the venue. This stop is accessible by wheelchair, and can be reached by RET metro lines D & E and RET bus lines 44, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 75, 76, 82, 84, 142, 143, 144, 146, 183, 187, 283, 290 and 668.
From the stop ‘Zuidplein’, it is roughly 400 meters to the entrance of Ahoy.