General

The first step on planning visit to Enschede is deciding on your way of travel!

In general, we recommend a combination of flying and public transport, although it could be wise to check out options such as Flixbus and Eurolines. For more information about a way of travel, see any of the boxes below.

If you rather find your own way to our awesome event, use the address: ‘University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede, Netherlands.’

Keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your participation until you are accepted by the chair team of AEGEE-Europe.

Airplane

Public Transport

Public Transport

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Flixbus

Flixbus

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Eurolines

Eurolines

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From Enschede to Agora

Useful addresses during the Agora

  • General campus address/entrance – Drienerlolaan 5

  • Registration – Stall: Drienerlolaan 5 7522 ME Enschede (see below)

  • Gyms – Sportcentrum: De Hems 20

  • Plenary and sessions – Waaier: Hallenweg 25

  • Fair – Bastille (atrium): De Hems 10

  • Opening ceremony – Wilminktheater: Wenninkgaarde 40-42

Campus Map

Registration

Registration on Tuesday will take place at ‘Stall’, number 63 on the campus map (and shown above).

But don’t worry, there will be helpers and signs directing you where to go!

Arriving later? Always register before going to the gym or any activity, the rule of thumb is to go to the gyms unless there are sessions (ie. during the day), then you should go to the info desk at the plenary building. The exception to this is Tuesday (before 23:00) where the registration is as mentioned above.

As said before, the gym will only be open from 23:59 onwards on Tuesday, so we arranged some special services for you: you can hand in your luggage during the day, we will label it, store it, and even bring it to the gym! And you know what’s even better? A hot shower! At this same location, there are showers and changing rooms ready and waiting for you after a long day of travel. Finally, to top it off, we have dinner for you on arrival day!

Airports

We have already checked out lots of nearby airports to make it even easier to come to Enschede. Simply have a look at the boxes below. A rough time estimate to travel from the airport to the Agora using public transportation is given.

Airport Schiphol

+2:30

Airport Eindhoven

+3:30

Airport Rotterdam

+3:00

Airport Brussel Charleroi

+6:30

Airport Brussel Charleroi

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Airport Düsseldorf International

+3:30

Airport Düsseldorf International

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Airport Münster / Osnabrück

+2:30

Airport Münster / Osnabrück

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Airport Weeze

+2:30

Airport Weeze

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Airport Dortmund

+3:30

Car

Enschede is close to the motorway from Berlin to Amsterdam. In the Netherlands, this motorway is numbered A1.

Parking at the university campus is free. When you enter the campus at the main entrance, continue straight on following Drienerlolaan. We recommend the parking lot close to the sharp turn to the left in the road, which is close to the building ‘Bastille’ number 48 on the campus map.

Public Transport

Public transport in the Netherlands requires you to have a valid ticket called an ‘OV-chipkaart’. This is an NFC card with a certain amount of budget on it used for both trains and buses. We recommend getting a disposable card as the Agora is within a week, you can buy these at lots of places such as a counter or device, at airports, at stations, and at newsagents or supermarkets.

Using the card is really simple, just hold it against a scanner until you hear a beep. Some train stations require checking in or out before you are able to enter or exit the station.

More information can be found here

Airport Information

Schiphol airport

Schiphol Airport is the largest airport in the Netherlands. From Schiphol airport, there are two trains per hour to Enschede. One of these is a direct train. To arrive at Enschede Drienerlo, you should change at Hengelo station.

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~2:30
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Eindhoven airport

There are several low-cost operators flying to Eindhoven airport, including Ryanair and Wizzair. From Eindhoven airport, there are regular busses to Eindhoven train station. Public transport from Eindhoven to Enschede includes lots of transitions, Flixbus rarely rides between Eindhoven and Enschede.

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~3:30
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Rotterdam airport

From rotterdam airport, you need to take public transport to the trainstation.

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~3:00
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Airport Brussel Charleroi

From Brussel Charleroi, you can take the train to Enschede Drienerlo. We strongly advise you to plan your journey at the website of Deutsche Bahn.

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~6:30
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Düsseldorf international airport

Düsseldorf airport has a train station. You can plan your trip from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Enschede Drienerlo on the website of Deutsche Bahn.

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~3:30
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Airport Münster/Osnabrück

There is a direct train from trainstation Münster (Westf) Hauptbahnhof to Enschede central station.

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~2:30
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Weeze Airport

Although there are a lot of low-cost airlines flying on Weeze, we discourage arriving at Weeze, because this airport is difficult to reach by public transport. If you do decide to fly to Weeze, we advise you to take a bus to Nijmegen or Arnhem and take the train from there.

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~2:30
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Dortmund airport

Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~3:30
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