workshop booklet

Link: Workshop booklet



You can either decide to book an hotel in Noordwijk or in Leiden. The former is close to the sea and quiet, while the latter offers more opportunities for eating or touristic attractions. Noordwijk is closer to ESTEC than Leiden, but in both cases it is easy to reach ESTEC. From Noordwijk, you can reach ESTEC either with public transportation ( or with the ESA hotel shuttle (shuttle info). From Leiden, you can use the bus 30/31 from the station of Leiden Centraal (

ESA has price arrangements with some hotels in Noordwijk and Leiden, that are listed here. If you are interested in booking these hotels with ESA rates, please contact directly the ESTEC travel office (email: to reserve a room.  Kindly note these rates are only available when booked via ATPi. For the booking of a hotel room via ATPi a booking fee will be applied.



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.

Getting to ESTEC
ESTEC is located at the southern tip of Noordwijk.

By train
The closest train station is Leiden Centraal. From Leiden Centraal station, take the number 30/31 bus to Katwijk. The bus stops in front of the ESTEC entrance gate. Please note that this bus leaves four times an hour during peak periods and twice an hour during normal hours. Journey time is approx. 30 minutes.


By plane
From Schiphol airport, either take a taxi to ESTEC (30 min), or a train to Leiden (20 min) and then the number 30/31 bus (see train directions above, and (30 min.). By rental car, follow the "By car" instructions as below from Amsterdam.

By car

From Den Haag (The Hague): take the A4 (direction Amsterdam) and exit at "Leiden". Follow the N206 towards Katwijk and Haarlem. Take the exit "Katwijk Noord". From there follow signs to "ESTEC" (small white squares).

From Amsterdam: take the A4 (direction Den Haag-Rotterdam) then at the junction follow the A44. Take the exit "Noordwijk-Voorhout", continue to Noordwijk and from there, follow signs to "ESTEC

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

General telephone number:
Phone: +31 71 565 6565
Fax: +31 71 565 6040