Visiting ESTEC


Visiting ESTEC

ESTEC Address

European Space Research and Technology Centre
Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ Noordwijk
The Netherlands


GPS Coordinates

Latitude: N 52° 12' 57.5"
Longitude: E 4° 25' 0.2"


Getting Here


Getting to ESTEC from Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam

From Schiphol Airport you can either get a taxi direct to ESTEC (the one-way fare is approximately € 60).

Alternatively you can take the train from the airport to Leiden Central Station (trains leave every 15 minutes) and then get a taxi or bus from Leiden CS to ESTEC (bus line 30). For train times and current ticket prices consult the Nederlandse Spoorwegen journey planner and use 'Schiphol' and 'Leiden CS' on the form.

If coming by car from the airport take the A4 motorway south towards Den Haag until you reach the A44. Take the A44 until exit 6 signposted for Noordwijk and Voorhout. At the bottom of the slip road are some traffic lights with a second set of lights at a cross-roads just beyond. Turn right at these second lights taking the road going to Voorhout (soon finding a canal on your left). On encountering the next set of traffic lights (on a bridge) go straight on following the road to Noordwijk with the canal now on the right. Pass under the N206 and carry straight on to Noordwijk. Turn left at the first set of lights and follow a road which eventually reaches a small roundabout. Go straight on at this roundabout and about 500 m further on you must turn right onto a road which is signposted for ESTEC. Follow this road, going straight across another roundabout and on until the road bends to the left and you turn right into the signposted ESTEC access road.


Driving to ESTEC from the South/Leiden

From the A44 or from Leiden take the N206 until you are past the exits signposted for Katwijk. Take the exit signposted for Rijnsburg which is also signposted for ESTEC. At the end of the exit road turn left and left again, crossing over the N206. At the roundabout follow the signs to ESTEC, taking the Keizerweg through an industrial estate. You should reach another roundabout with a Ford garage on your right. Turn left at this roundabout and follow the road until it bends to the left and you turn right into the signposted ESTEC access road.


Taking the bus from Leiden


If you intend to make use of the public bus service buying a ticket ("OV-chipkaart") for example at the train station is significantly cheaper than buying it on the bus itself. Travel information can be accessed via the 9292 website, which also offers a free, real-time information app providing information regarding all other public transport operators including the Dutch railways NS.
QR-codes are available on all stops and in all buses to aid real-time travel information through mobile websites.
An OV chip card loading/service point has been installed in ESTEC next to te main reception and the gate house.