Travel to Middelburg

Middelburg is located in the province of Zeeland, in the south-west of the Netherlands. It is approximately 2.5 hours from Amsterdam and Brussels by train or car and easily reachable from major international airports.

***Please note that people who opt to participate in the optional excursion to The Hague on Thursday morning before the conference begins may choose to meet the group directly in The Hague. Transportation back to Middelburg will be provided.


If you plan to arrive by air, the following airports are most suitable:


Directions by Train (including from airports)

Middelburg is easily accessible by train. The railway station (Middelburg Station) is a 10-minute walk from the center, where the conference will be held. Tickets can be bought at the NS ticket machines (yellow machines with a blue sign and white NS logo on top). The website provides information departure times, tracks and possible delays. Current information is also provided on large screens at each station.

From Amsterdam Aiport Schiphol

The Schiphol Train Station is located directly beneath the airport. You will find it if you follow the signs for “Train” after leaving the baggage hall. Trains run between the airport and Middelburg every 30 minutes. Take the train in the direction of Vlissingen, and get off in Middelburg.

From Brussels Airport

At the Brussels airport, follow signs to the train. Take the train to Roosendaal, where you will switch trains. Then take the train in the direction of Vlissingen, and get off in Middelburg. Please note that this is an international trip and that you may buy your international tickets in advance hereTickets are valid at any time on the selected date.

From Rotterdam/The Hague Airport

You will need to take bus 33, direction Centraal Station via Airport to the bus stop Centraal Station, Rotterdam. Enter the train station and take the train in the direction of Vlissingen, and get off in Middelburg. More information on planning your journey is available here.

For further information, see the NS website or the public transport website.


Directions by Car

The conference will be held in the center of Middelburg. If coming by car from the direction of Antwerp, Roosendaal or Rotterdam, please follow the signs for Vlissingen on the A58. Take exit 39 for Middelburg, and drive onwards on the N57. Please follow the Centrum signs to arrive in the center.


If coming to Middelburg by car, parking is available in one of the parking garages. There are three parking garages close to the center: Kousteensedijk, achter de Houttuinenand het Groene Woud. From these parking garages, follow the signs 'Markt/Stadhuis/Roosevelt Academy'.

Note Bene: Prepaid parking tickets will be given for the Kousteensedijk parking lot! You can ask for a ticket at the registration desk upon arrival to the conference location.

Click here for a detailed map of Middelburg with specific parking areas.