The city of Nijmegen is located just south of the river Rhine in the
Netherlands, close to the German border. Here is some information about
traveling to Nijmegen.
For maps, try mapquest, click on maps,
enter Netherlands/Nijmegen, and zoom in or out.
The international airport Schiphol
of Amsterdam is the usual port of entry from abroad. From Schiphol it
is easiest to come to Nijmegen by train; of course traveling by car
is also possible. There are alternative airports that service smaller
carriers: the airport Niederrhein
is just across the border in Germany, and has only recently begun
operation (as a civilian airport). There are also
international airports in Eindhoven
and Brussels (Zaventem)
within easy driving distance.
Train and Bus
Nijmegen has one main and a few minor railway stations. Nijmegen
Centraal station can be reached from Arnhem within 15 minutes
(connections to Germany), from Utrecht or Eindhoven in less than an
hour, and from Schiphol (airport), Amsterdam Centraal and Roosendaal
(connections to Belgium/France) within an hour and a half. Consult the
Nederlandse Spoorwegen for details, including
the prices and schedules.
Although one of the minor railway stations (Nijmegen Heyendaal) is
close to the campus, it is often faster (because of the infrequent
service) to take a bus from Centraal station to the Science Faculty.
For information on bus lines, tickets etc, please consult the
Novio bus company site.
Coming from the west it is best to either follow the A15 (from
Rotterdam/Gorinchem) or the A12 (from Utrecht) and follow the
directions to Nijmegen Centrum, entering from the west via A73/E31.
Coming from Germany, either enter the Netherlands near Arnhem, or
near Venlo. From Arnhem (north of Nijmegen), follow the A325 to
Nijmegen, crossing the Waal bridge to enter the city. From Venlo
(just south of Nijmegen) take the A73. If you follow directions to
Malden and then Nijmegen you will enter the city from the south near
the campus. In any case you will see signs for the Universiteit;
follow directions for the B-faculteit (the Science Faculty).
For details on how to get to the University and how to locate the Conference,
see the Local Information.