How to get to ESA/ESTEC

The conference will be held at the Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), located 35km south-west of Amsterdam International Airport.


Visiting address:
European Space & Technology Centre
Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ  Noordwijk (The Netherlands)


Postal address:
European Space & Technology Centre
P.O. Box 299
2200 AG  Noordwijk (The Netherlands)



Arriving by air:

From Schiphol airport,

  • ESTEC Shuttle Bus: Schiphol - ESTEC / ESTEC - Schiphol - hotels and taxi service. 

  • By taxi: Journey to ESTEC approximately 30 minutes. Tell the driver you wish to go to ESTEC, located at Keplerlaan 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). From Leiden Central station, take bus 30 or 31 to Katwijk.

  • 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 to ESTEC is only 25 minutes by bus. The bus stops right in front of the entrance.
There are four buses per hour for each bus service, (buses 30 and 31) throughout the day.
Alternatively you could take bus nr 90 from The Hague Central, which stops at the 'Schorpioen' bus stop. To get from this bus stop to ESTEC is only a five minute walk