If you come to the University of Twente by air:
Take a plane to Schiphol Airport (= Amsterdam Airport ), then take a direct train from Schiphol to the city of Hengelo . Train departures (final destination Enschede) are seven minutes to the hour (there is another train seven minutes to the half hour; you then have to switch in Amersfoort, the train to Hengelo/Enschede is waiting at the other side of the platform). Note that this train does not pass through Amsterdam Central Station and takes a little more than two hours to arrive in Hengelo . In Hengelo you can take a taxi, a train taxi or a local bus to the University (approx. 10 minutes).
The train station at Schiphol Airport is inside, below the airport terminals; just follow the signs in the arrivals hall. Hengelo is one stop before Enschede, the city in which the University of Twente is located (the campus is actually located in between the two cities). From Hengelo , you can take a taxi, bus or train-taxi. Your final stop is conference centre and conference hotel "Drienerburght" on the campus of the University. See a campus map at http://www.utwente.nl/uk/index.shtml. The “Drienerburght” is no. 44 on the map (slightly left to the middle.)
If you come to the University of Twente by car or public transportation, please check directions here.
Plan your own train travel using the Dutch Railways travel planner here. When traveling from Amsterdam Airport, type in “Schiphol” and “Hengelo” for your departure and destination cities.
A foreigner's impression of Enschede and surroundings:
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