Directions to Groningen from the airport Schiphol Amsterdam
Trains leave directly from the Amsterdam airport (Schiphol) for Groningen every hour (currently at 23 minutes past the hour, but check the posted schedule). Buy a one-way ticket to GRONINGEN. Because these trains are divided in ZWOLLE, with half of the train going to LEEUWARDEN, be sure to get into (or move to) the section going to Groningen. With your ticket reading Groningen, the conductor will help you, should you end up in the wrong section. For the more adventurous it is also possible to take the train headed for ENSCHEDE, leaving at 53 minutes past the hour, and then change trains (by walking straight across the platform) in AMERSFOORT, taking care to get in the Groningen portion (the front section) of the train you board there.
Train taxi. Although the conference site and hotel is not difficult to find, using the so-called train taxi is the easiest and cheapest way to arrive at your destination. Taxi's (cabs) are expensive in the Netherlands; train taxis have a fixed price of about 4 Euro, the only drawback is that it sometimes need to wait longer before getting a train taxi. The ticket for a train taxi should be bought in advance at the rail way ticket office or ticket machine at the railway station.
The MEERWOLD, the site of the conference, is a seven minutes' car drive from the Groningen central station, where the train terminates. Coming out of the station, regular taxis are available in front of the station, train taxi's can be found going to the left coming out of the railway station. For transportation from and to the city centre a small van will be available at the congress venue and at a specified location in the city centre
Last update, Nov 15, 2002 Webmaster: Harm