The ASTRON headquarter is located about 3 km from the little town of Dwingeloo, in the province of Drenthe one the provinces in the north of Holland. Situated next to the institute is the old 25m Dwingeloo telescope currently being restored by the CAMRAS foundation. The institute is located in the middle of a National Park "Dwingelderveld", a very pleasant wooded area with miles of cycle paths through the park. It is an excellent, restful location for scientists from around the world to come and work. Apart from the village of Dwingeloo that is within biking distance, the nearest towns (with a railway station) are Beilen (about 15 km) and Hoogeveen (about 20 km).
The institute has a lodge with 10 rooms and a common kitchen. Visitors are welcome to stay there. Please contact your host or the secretariat of your host's division to reserve a room in the guesthouse. Note that room reservations cannot be done via the guesthouse caretaker, Ina Lenten. If you have other, specific questions about the guesthouse, you can contact Ina Lenten. The tariff is € 67 a day, which includes a supply of food (although you do have to cook it yourself!). There are also hotels in the village around. Bikes can be rented at a bicycle store in Dwingeloo.
For more information about the guesthouse, click here.
ASTRON has a preferred partnership with two hotels and guests from ASTRON can therefore book rooms at a favourable rate. Guests can rent a bike at both hotels. The hotels may check with ASTRON if you are indeed a guest at the Observatory.
1) Fletcher hotel De Börken, located in Lhee, just 2 km away from ASTRON headquarters. For more information about the hotel see http://www.deborken.nl/ To make a reservation at this hotel, send an email to info [at] hoteldeborken [dot] nl and refer to ASTRON, or a specific code that you have received in case of a meeting.
2) Hotel Wesseling, located in Dwingeloo, 3,5 km away from ASTRON. For more information about the hotel see http://www.hotelwesseling.nl/ The hotel offers transportation to ASTRON by car for a small amount. To make a reservation at this hotel, send an email to info [at] hotelwesseling [dot] nl and refer to ASTRON, or a specific code that you have received in case of a meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact your contact person at ASTRON or one of the addresses on the contact page.
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