How to get to ESTEC

Arriving by air:
From Schiphol airport,

  • ESTEC Shuttle Bus: Schiphol - ESTEC / ESTEC - Schiphol. See link at right.
  • By taxi: Journey to ESTEC approximately 30 minutes. Tell the driver you wish to go to ESTEC, located at Keperlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk.
  • By train: The airport local station is accessible from the terminal building, where you can buy your ticket to Leiden Central station (15 minutes) and then bus number 33 (30 minutes).
  • By rental car: Follow the instructions below from Amsterdam.

Arriving by car:
ESTEC is located at the southern tip of Noordwijk.

  • From Amsterdam, take the A4 in the direction Den Haag-Rotterdam, then at the junction follow the A44. Take the exit Noordwijk-Voorhout, continue to Noordwijk and from there, follow the signs 'ESA Estec'.
  • From Den Haag (The Hague), take the A44 motorway in the direction Amsterdam/Wassenaar and exit at 'Leiden' (exit 8). Follow the N206 in the direction Katwijk and Haarlem. Take the exit 'Katwijk Noord'. From there follow the signs 'ESA Estec' (small white traffic signs).

Arriving by bus:
From Leiden Central station, take bus 30 or 31 to Katwijk. It stops in front of the entrance gate of ESTEC (the journey takes about 30 minutes). Please note that this bus leaves twice an hour during rush-hour periods and only once hourly during normal hours.

Last update: 4 June 2015

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