Venue, accommodation and logistics

The meeting 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.

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.

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 24 min. past the hour., as well as at 3 min. past the hour to arrive in Hoogeveen at 54 min. past the hour.
Trains leaving the airport at 33min. past the hour offer the most convenient connection: Stay on the train till Meppel, leave the train, wait 5 min. at the (same) platform for the next train (direction Groningen) that will take you to Hoogeveen.
For the 3 min. past the hour train you have to change trains in Zwolle. Note that the arrival and departure platforms in Zwolle are not close to each other; however there is ample time for the transfer.

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’.

Return trains leave from Hoogeveen at 3 resp. 33 min. after the hour. If you take the train at 3 min. past the hour you have to change trains in Zwolle, whereas the 33 min. past the hour train has the same convenient transfer as the trip from Schiphol.


We can arrange for taxis from/to Hoogeveen. For that purpose please fill in your time of arrival in Hoogeveen and departure from ASTRON/hotel in the registration form.


If you have any additional questions please send us an email.