Venue & Accommodation

The workshop will take place at ASTRON in Dwingeloo, Netherlands.

Dwingeloo is in the north-east of the Netherlands, and can be reached in about 20 min. by either private car or taxi from Hoogeveen, the nearest bigger city on the main motorway A28 and railway line from Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

Travelling to ASTRON by train
Trains to Hoogeveen leave the airport every hour at 33 min. past the hour to arrive in Hoogeveen a little bit less than two hours later at 25 min. past the hour, as well as at 3 min. past the hour to arrive in Hoogeveen at 55 min. past the hour.
There is no longer a direct train from/to ‘Hoogeveen’ railway station. The route of the train is different: it will no longer run via ‘Amersfoort’, but via ‘Almere’ and ‘Lelystad’, so do not be surprised if you are familiar with the route.
You can plan your trip via the timetable of the Dutch trains: For the English version of this trip planner, click ‘English’. From ‘Schiphol’ – to ‘Hoogeveen’ of from ‘Hoogeveen’ to ‘Schiphol’.

Two options:
1) If you take the train at 3 min. past the hour from Schiphol you have to switch trains in ‘Zwolle’. Note that the arrival and departure platforms in Zwolle are not close to each other; however there is sufficient time for the transfer.
2) If you take the train at 33 min. past the hour from Schiphol you may prefer to switch trains in ‘Meppel’. This is the connection you get by filling in ‘via station’ Meppel. You can leave the train in Meppel and at the same platform wait for the next train to arrive (direction Groningen).


Return trains leave from Hoogeveen at 4 resp. 34 min. after the hour. If you take the train at 4 min. past the hour you have to change trains in Zwolle, whereas the 34 min. past the hour train has the same convenient transfer as the trip from Schiphol.


Buy return ticket at Schiphol
When you take the train at Schiphol, please also buy a return ticket from Hoogeveen already. The ticket machine in Hoogeveen does not accept creditcards!
We can arrange for taxis (or private shuttle buses at peak travel times) from/to Hoogeveen. For that purpose please fill in your time of arrival in Hoogeveen and departure from ASTRON/hotel in the registration form.


Traveling to Dwingeloo by car

How to reach ASTRON and JIVE also available in pdf-format in Dutch and English language.
Exit highway A28 using exit 29 for Spier, Dwingeloo and Wijster. Take direction Dwingeloo. After about 5 kilometers, turn left at the sign 'Lhee 1'. After entering "Lhee" take the second way to the left. Follow this way. The institute is located in the woods, at about a kilometer distance from your last turn. The ASTRON Institute is surrounded by a restricted access zone. Visitors are advised to park their cars outside the zone (and walk to our buildings), or to announce their arrival in advance (call the institute reception at 0521-595 100 during office hours) because we'll need to know your car's license number. Failure to follow these procedures may result in a fine.



We made a block booking of rooms at Hotel de Börken, Lhee 76, 7991 PJ Dwingeloo. The block reservation will expire on April 1, 2013; after expiry reservations are on the basis of availability.
Room rates are € 67,50 incl. breakfast for single occupation.
Tax € 2,00/night.


Hotel de Börken is at walking distance from ASTRON and the hotel has a bike rental service. More details of the hotel can be found here


While making the hotel room reservation, please refer to the code AvA2013. You can reserve a hotel room in one of two ways:



If you have any additional questions please send  an email to Truus van den Brink-Havinga.