European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)

ESA has sites in several European countries, but the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, is the largest. ESTEC is ESA’s technical heart – the incubator of the European space effort – where most ESA projects are born and where they are guided through the various phases of development.


European Space Research & Technology Centre
Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk
The Netherlands

How to reach ESTEC

ESTEC is around 30 minutes south from Amsterdam and the airport. It is about ten minutes from the main hotels in Noordwijk. We will arrange local transport, like shuttle services to and from various hotels in the Noordwijk area. In addition, public transport in The Netherlands is very well organized.

You can come to ESTEC by car, there are plenty of signs along the main roads. You can also come by bicycle, the most popular mode of transport in The Netherlands.