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If you are coming by train:

If you are coming by airplane:

To get from the Schiphol airport to Noordwijk:

Once you have gone through customs (arriving at Schiphol airport). You will enter enter the Schiphol Plaza (shopping center). From there you can take the train, rent a car or take a taxi (map of airport).

  1. Train: Once you have gone through the Schiphol Plaza you will arrive at the train station (all in the same building). The trains from Schiphol to Leiden CS are very frequent. The ticket is bought on the ground floor and the trains are down-stairs. Most people speak English in The Netherlands.

    How to use the (Domestic Train Planner):

    Example: From: Schiphol
    To: Leiden Central
    otherwise: 10/11/98
    time: 18:00

    When you have entered the above, click on OK and then Continue. You will now get a list of the trains departing from Schiphol on 10/11/98 around 18:00 and what time they are arriving at Leiden CS
  2. Rent a car
  3. Taxi

To get from Leiden CS to Noordwijk:

  1. Bus: If you plan to take the bus everyday while you are in The Netherlands, it is cheaper if you buy a STRIPPENKAARTE (can be bought in front of the train station in the small building to your left). The bus driver stamps the card for you when you get on the bus. You can always also buy a single ticket on the bus.

    To go from Leiden CS directly to ESTEC take Bus 32 (van Leiden naar Katwijk via Valkenburg) - the ride is approximately 30 minutes.

    From Leiden CS: 6:34, 7:04, 7:37, 8:07, 8:37, 9:07, 10:07,11:07,12:07, 13:07, 14:07, 15:07, 15:37, 16:07, 16:37, 17:07, 17:37, 18:07

    From ESTEC: 6:36, 7:03, 7:33, 8:03, 8:33, 9:03, 9:33, 10:33, 11:33, 12:33, 13:33, 14:33, 15:33, 16:03, 16:33, 17:03, 17:35, 18:05, 18:35

    To go from Leiden CS to Noordwijk take Bus 40 (van Leiderdorp naar Noordwijk via Rijnsburg) or Bus 42 (van Leiderdorp naar Noordwijk via Voorhoot). The ride is approximately 30 mintes. Both Bus 40 and Bus 42 run approx. twice per hour. Ask which bus stops closest to where you will be staying.
  2. Taxi

Accomodations around Noordwijk

Many of you will be staying at hotels in the Noordwijk area. For general information about Noordwijk: (VVV Noordwijk Tourism office)

To get from Noordwijk to ESTEC:

  1. Walk (approx. 1 hour)
  2. Bus: Bus 90 (van Haarlem naar Den Haag via Noordwijk-Katwijk) will take you from Noordwijk to the main road outside of ESTEC. The ride is approximately 15 minutes. Inform the driver that you want to get off at ESTEC (bus stop: Katwijk, Rijnsoever), whereafter you must walk to the main gate (5-10 minute walk). Be sure to check in advance where in Noordwijk you will be getting on the bus and the bus schedule.

    From Noordwijk Pickeplein: 6:25, 7:25, 7:55, 8:25, 8:55, 9:25, 9:55, 10:25, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55, 12:25, 12:55, 13:25, 13:55, 14:25, 14:55, 15:25, 15:55, 16:25, 16:55, 17:25, 18:25, 19:24, 20:24,21:24, 22:24 23:24, 0:24

    From Katwijk, Rijnsever (ESTEC): 7:11, 7:41, 8:11, 8:41, 9:11, 9:41, 10:11, 10:41, 11:11, 11:41, 12:11, 12:41, 13:11, 13:41, 14:11, 14:41, 15:11, 15:41, 16:11, 16:41, 17:11, 17:41 18:11, 19:11, 20:03, 21:10, 22:10, 23:10

  3. Car: (see map) When you get to the main ESTEC gate you must go throuh security. They will give you your badge. Remember to bring some form of identity (passport). Once inside ESTEC (see map) go to the main reception (Aa) and then go left to the conference centre NEWTON/EINSTEIN, location (Aj).

Last edited by julien at Nov 16, 2011 5:00 PM