How to find your way to Nijmegen and the Quantum Gravity group:
The Quantum Gravity group can be found at the second of wing 8 of the Huygens building which is located at
Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen
Once you have entered the Huygensbuilding through the main entrance, you go left, towards the elevators, or go all the way to the end of the left hall, to the staircase. Go to the 2nd floor. Our group is located in wing 8 (which is written above the orange doors). Our secretariat is at room HG02.823.
If you are travelling by train, one of the following situations will apply:
Once in Nijmegen, you can either continue by train to Nijmegen Heyendaal station, which is only 5 minutes from the department on foot, or take a bus (see below).
By train, take the (Veolia) short-track train that leaves every 8 minutes past the whole hour and 8 minutes past every half hour, from track 1b from Nijmegen Central Station to Station "Nijmegen Heyendaal". From this station, walk south wards, and cross the 'Heijendaalseweg' at the crossing with the traffic lights, to the 'Huijgensbuilding', which is the large green building you see on the picture above.
When travelling by train, keep three things in mind:
Once you have arrived at Nijmegen Central Station, the easiest way to get to the university is by bus. There are many direct lines from the station to the university (3, 9, 10 en 11), amongst others the 'Heyendaal Shuttle'. Get off at stop 'Station Nijmegen Heyendaal' after only 6 minutes. Ask your bus driver to announce your stop, as it is not clearly indicated. The Huygens Building, in which the dept. of Astrophysics is located, is only a minute away on foot.
In bus, tram or metro (and also by train) in the Netherlands, you can either buy single fare tickets or use a 'OV-chipkaart', a Public Transport Chip card, which you have to buy, in advance, at a train station and, to which you should transfer credit (through the same machine with which you bought the card or at the ticket counter) to be able to travel with it. Travelling with the OV-chipkaart, make sure you check in and check out!! When you check-in, the boarding rate of € 4,- will be automatically deducted from your card. When you check-out, the boarding rate will be set back, and the actual travel fare will be deducted. When you do not check-out, you will pay the full boarding rate of € 4,-!
Nijmegen is a city in the eastern part of the Netherlands, a mere 10 kilometres from the German border. It is located on the banks of the river Waal, the main tributary of the Rhine. With a good road map, Nijmegen should be easy to find. In Nijmegen, follow the 'Universiteit' signs. See this simple map of Nijmegen and this campus map.
All on-campus car parks are equipped with barriers and point-of-pay terminals. Regular parking cost € 1.00 per hour and a maximum of € 5.00 per day. After 6 pm and during weekends regular parking is free. It is most convenient to park your car at P11 (which is right underneath the Huygens building) or P12 (a few minutes on foot).