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 34 min. past the hour to arrive in Hoogeveen a little bit less than two hours later at 23 min. past the hour, as well as at 4 min. past the hour to arrive in Hoogeveen at 53 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: http://www.ns.nl/en/


Two options:

 1) If you take the train (direction Leeuwarden) at 34 min. past the hour from Schiphol you switch trains in ‘Meppel’ (first stop after Zwolle). Leave the train and wait at the same platform for 7 min. for the next train to arrive (direction Groningen), Hoogeveen is the first stop.

 2) If you take the train(direction Groningen) at 4 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 and there are elevators from and to all platforms.

Return trains leave from Hoogeveen at 5 resp. 35 min. past the hour. If you take the train at 5 min. past the hour you have to change trains in Zwolle, whereas the 35 min. past the hour train has the same convenient transfer in Meppel option 1) from Schiphol.



We can arrange for taxis from Hoogeveen to ASTRON or your hotel. For that purpose please fill in the time of arrival of your train  in Hoogeveen 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 +31(0)521-595 100 during office hours) because we will 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 Spier, Oude Postweg 8, 9417 TG Spier. The booking expires on May 31, 2017.
Room price € 127,00 for single occupation, including breakfast.
You can make a booking by sending your reservation to silvia@spier.valk.nl referrring to ASTRON, booking code SPI-GF11292.





E-mail: brink@astron.nl