Depending on your country of origin, you may need a visa to travel to the Netherlands. For a short stay in the Netherlands, a Schengen visa or a transit visa is probably sufficient. Here you can read which visa rules apply for you.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the most convenient destination when you travel to The Netherlands by plane. The airport has a railway station with direct connections to Arnhem and Nijmegen. With the ‘intercity’ (direct train) the trip to Arnhem takes about 45 minutes. Nijmegen is about an hour by train from Schiphol Airport. Tickets can be bought at the station, or you can plan your trip in advance.
Düsseldorf International Airport in Germany might also be a convenient travel option. The German railways “DB” calls also at the Düsseldorf airport and connects directly with Arnhem in one hour. Time tables and tickets can be found here.
On the designated arrival and departure days we offer bus transfer between Schiphol Airport and the venues at no charge for all participants. We also offer free transfers from and to Arnhem Railway Station. Please inform our project office of your arrival / departure times.
For the duration of the Olympiad we offer transfers between all venues. For all excursions transport is also provided by the organiser.
The Netherlands has a maritime climate. This means that the Dutch weather is fairly unpredictable and therefor a popular topic among the Dutch people. In December the temperature can rise to well above ten degrees Celsius during the day, but it can also be minus ten degrees. Rain or hail are common in December, so take warm clothes and a coat with you. Gloves, a scarf and a bonnet are useful too.
We use 220V in the Netherlands. It is suggested that you bring with you charging devices that are compatible to this switch: