The X-ray Universe 2020



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 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)
- at the junction follow the A44.
- Take the exit "Noordwijk-Voorhout"
- continue to Noordwijk
- from there, follow signs to "ESTEC".

ESTEC Map and View

By train

From Leiden Centraal station, take the number 30 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 bus (see train directions above) (30 min.).

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

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


The following URLs containing useful information about Noordwijk may be helpful. Please note that ESA accepts no responsibility for the contents of these sites.