By Air, Rail, and Road

ESTEC is located in Europe, in the Netherlands nearest the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, but also reachable from the Rotterdam Airport.


By Train

Take any train to the station of Leiden. From the station of Leiden, take bus number 32 to Katwijk. It stops in front of the entrance gate of ESTEC after ~30 minute journey. Please note that this bus leaves twice an hour during rush periods and only once an hour otherwise.

From Paris:

  1. Take Paris to Den Haag: Thalys trPleain (3 hours 30 minutes)
  2. Take Den Haag to Leiden: local train (10 minute ride, every 15 minutes)
  3. Take Leiden to Noordwijk: taxi ~25 minutes, €40–50

By Air

From the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, either take a taxi to ESTEC (~30 minutes) or a train to Leiden (~15 minutes) and the bus described above (~30 minutes).

By (Rental) Car

The southern tip of Noordwijk is where ESTEC is physically located. From Amsterdam, take the A4 in the direction of Den Haag-Rotterdam, then at the junction follow the A44. Take the exit Noordwijk-Voorhout, continue to Noordwijk, and from there, follow the signs to ESA ESTEC.


Coming from Den Haag (The Hague), take the A4 motorway to Amsterdam and exit at Leiden. Follow the N206 in the direction of Katwijk and Haarlem. Take the exit Katwijk Noord. From there follow the small white traffic signs to ESA ESTEC:


ESTEC Address

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
Keplerlaan 1
Postbus 299
2200 AG Noordwijk