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The JRC in Petten (Netherlands)

Information for newcomers

The guide 'Soon in Petten' gives newcomers and their families detailed information on what to expect when moving to Petten.

3 APRIL 2024
Soon in Petten - A guide for newcomers

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How to reach the JRC in Petten

Petten is located 20 km north of Alkmaar. The JRC is situated in the research park in the Petten dunes just north of the village Petten and has its own separate entrance.

Visitors arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport are requested to travel by train to Alkmaar as follows

  • at the airport, take the train direction Amsterdam CS which calls at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Note that there are more trains going to Amsterdam CS but not all stop at Sloterdijk
  • at Amsterdam Sloterdijk (the second station) change trains for the train direction Alkmaar and Den Helder
  • at Alkmaar go through the exit with escalator (direction bus, taxi). From Alkmaar to the JRC in Petten, a taxi would be most convenient. Taxis should be immediately in front of the station

For certain meetings and events your contact person at the JRC may arrange pre-booked transport. If transport is offered from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the JRC, passengers from flights and trains are to report to the meeting point where our taxi drivers can be recognised carrying the "JRC Petten" board.