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European Patent Office The Hague - Tower and Hinge buildings - getting there

EPO The Hague Hinge Tower Building

Address

Patentlaan 2
2288 EE Rijswijk
The Netherlands

Access for people with disabilities

Closure of main entrance to our premises in The Hague

Map

Map with new entrances

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Using local public transport

From The Hague Central Station (Den Haag CS), Den Haag Hollands Spoor (Den Haag HS), Town Centre and Rijswijk train station, take the 17 tram (direction: Wateringen) to Patentlaan.

From Scheveningen, take the 1 tram (stops at Central Station, Centre and Hollands Spoor), to Vlietbrug. From here it is a 10-minute walk (up the steps, along the footpath on the motorway bridge, down the steps and round the building (Tinbergenstraat, Koopmansstraat) to the main entrance at the front.

By train

From Rotterdam Central Station (CS), take the "stoptrein" (heading for Den Haag) to Rijswijk. From there, take the 17 tram to Patentlaan (direction: Statenkwartier).

Train information:

www.ns.nl

By car

Route planner:

www.viamichelin.com

On the A13 from Rotterdam:
Follow the signs for Rijswijk, Den Haag. Approaching The Hague, this road becomes the E30.
Follow the signs for Rijswijk, Den Haag Zuid, Hoek van Holland (A4/N4), ie DO NOT take the exit for Rijswijk Centrum.
On the A4/N4, take the Plaspoelpolder exit (white sign with black lettering).
To get to Plaspoelpolder, turn right at the first set of traffic lights.
The main building on your right is the EPO.
At the next traffic lights, turn right into Veraartlaan.

On the A4 from Amsterdam or the A12 from Utrecht:
Follow the signs for Rijswijk, Den Haag Zuid, Hoek van Holland (A4/N4).
On the A4/N4, take the Plaspoelpolder exit (white sign with black lettering).
From here, follow the directions given above.

Parking: Limited number of parking spaces (Tinbergenstraat entrance).

By air

From Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, take the direct train to The Hague Central Station (Den Haag CS) or The Hague Hollands Spoor (Den Haag HS). Change to the 17 tram (direction: Wateringen) to Patentlaan.

Additional information

Useful information for travelling to The Hague
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