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Travel & Accommodation


The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is located in the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Travel to Nijmegen Central Station

By plane
From Schiphol International Airport (Amsterdam): A direct train to Nijmegen leaves every 30 minutes. The journey takes 1.5 hours. Check the train service website for more details.

From other nearby international airports: From Düsseldorf Airport a train to Nijmegen leaves every 2 hours (change in Duisburg and Arnhem). From Weeze Airport there is a shuttle bus to Nijmegen, but you should reserve your place ahead of time.

By train
Check on best routes and prices with your international train service.

From Germany: take the international line from Cologne/Düsseldorf to Amsterdam as far as Arnhem. From Arnhem there are frequent direct connections to Nijmegen.


Travel to the Max Planck Institute (MPI)

By bus
There are many direct bus lines from Nijmegen Central Station and downtown Nijmegen to the MPI. Check Google Maps or the local bus company’s website for route options. You do not need to buy a ticket ahead of time: you can purchase a ticket with cash when you board.

By bike
You can rent a bicycle from the bike shop at Nijmegen Central Station. The bike shop is below the plaza in front of the station: from the front of the station, cross the street and descend the stairway you find there.

By taxi
You can hail a taxi at the stand outside Nijmegen Central Station or call for one at 0900-9292.

For more detailed information on getting to and from Nijmegen and the MPI see the institute's page for visitors.


There are several hotels and bed & breakfasts in and around Nijmegen. You can expect to pay around € 80 per night at most places. When booking, consider distance and local transportation options to the MPI and to downtown Nijmegen.

For an overview, please see this list of nearby hotels and bed & breakfasts.

Recommended hotels lower than € 80 per person/per night:

There are also rooms available at the Max Planck Guesthouse. Find details on facilities and booking here.


Last checked 2017-04-18 by Geertje van Bergen

Street address
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Mailing address
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Phone:   +31-24-3521911
Fax:        +31-24-3521213

Public Outreach Officer
Marjolein Scherphuis