67th Dutch
Astronomy Conference

Ameland May 23-25, 2012

Travel

Only the 11:30h ferry leaves on time for the conference. We have arranged shuttle buses to bring you from Leeuwarden Central Station to the ferry. On Ameland, two articulated buses will be able to take everyone to hotel de Amelander Kaap.

On the final day of the conference, buses will bring you back to the boat after lunch. Also buses will be available from the ferry to Leeuwarden Central Station.

For participants coming from farther away, please take into account that it may be necessary to make extra travel arrangements for catching the 11:30h ferry boat to Ameland.

Below you will find almost all bits of information you need for your travel to Ameland. Please take notice of the arrival times at Leeuwarden in order to catch the ferry boat to Ameland.

Ferry Tickets

To avoid long queues at the ferry terminal, we advise you to book your ticket for the ferry boat to Ameland beforehand

Buses to the Ferry

For those of you that signed up there will be special buses waiting at Leeuwarden C.S. to go to the ferry terminal in Holwerd. These buses leave at 10:30 sharp! On the island, special buses will take all participants to the Hotel Amelander Kaap. For people arriving later or earlier, there are also regular line buses between Leeuwarden and Holwerd and on Ameland to the hotel.

Buses to the ferry
DepartureArrival
Shuttle Buses (free)
10:30Leeuwarden CentraalShuttle Bus11:10Holwerd, Ferry to Ameland
Regular Buses (in case you miss the shuttle bus)
10:33Leeuwarden CentraalConnexxion 6611:15Holwerd, Ferry to Ameland

Trains to Leeuwarden

To make sure you arrive on time by train we looked up which trains should arrive on time in Leeuwarden to catch the bus to the ferry terminal. Consider taking the early option as trains can have small delays.

From Amsterdam Centraal
DepartureArrival
Early option (arrival 9:53)
7:26Amsterdam CentraalSpoor 13bIC Amersfoort7:47HilversumSpoor 3
7:51HilversumSpoor 2IC Leeuwarden9:53LeeuwardenSpoor 5a
Late option (arrival 10:14)
7:56Amsterdam CentraalSpoor 13bIC Amersfoort8:31HilversumSpoor 5a
8:38HilversumSpoor 2IC Leeuwarden10:14LeeuwardenSpoor 4
From Utrecht Centraal
DepartureArrival
Early option (arrival 9:53)
7:51Utrecht CentraalSpoor 12IC Deventer8:05AmersfoortSpoor 1
8:08AmersfoortSpoor 2IC Leeuwarden9:53LeeuwardenSpoor 5a
Late option (arrival 10:14)
8:21Utrecht CentraalSpoor 12IC Leeuwarden10:14LeeuwardenSpoor 4
From Leiden Centraal
DepartureArrival
Early option (arrival 9:53)
6:52Leiden CentraalSpoor 4aIC Utrecht CS7:35AmersfoortSpoor 18a
7:51Utrecht CentraalSpoor 12IC Deventer8:05AmersfoortSpoor 1
8:08AmersfoortSpoor 2IC Leeuwarden9:53LeeuwardenSpoor 5a
Late option (arrival 10:14)
7:22Leiden CentraalSpoor 1IC Utrecht8:05Utrecht CentraalSpoor 18a
8:21Utrecht CentraalSpoor 12IC Leeuwarden10:14LeeuwardenSpoor 4
From Nijmegen
DepartureArrival
Early option (arrival 9:53)
7:15NijmegenSpoor 3bIC Zwolle8:43ZwolleSpoor 5
8:50ZwolleSpoor 3aIC Leeuwarden9:53LeeuwardenSpoor 5a
Late option (arrival 10:14)
7:45NijmegenSpoor 3bIC Zwolle9:13ZwolleSpoor 5b
9:20ZwolleSpoor 3aIC Leeuwarden10:14LeeuwardenSpoor 4
From Groningen
DepartureArrival
Early option (arrival 9:29)
8:53GroningenSpoor 4aSneltrein Leeuwarden9:29LeeuwardenSpoor 5b
Late option (arrival 9:54)
9:04GroningenSpoor 6aStoptrein Leeuwarden9:54LeeuwardenSpoor 8
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