How to reach NWO Utrecht

NWO Utrecht, Van Vollenhovenlaan 659-661, 3527 JP Utrecht

General

NWO Utrecht (formerly the FOM Office) is located in the Utrecht district of Kanaleneiland on the 5 Mei Plein, in the southwest of the city. It is the metal coloured building. You will find the entrance at the Van Vollenhovenlaan. Do you arrive by car? Please note the severe traffic disruption around NWO Utrecht.

By public transportation

  • Take the sneltram (‘fast tram’) from Utrecht Central Station (Jaarbeursplein) to Nieuwegein-Zuid or IJsselstein (both are okay: stop 5 Mei Plein). Walk towards the NWO building. Pass it on the right site. You will find the entrance at the back of the building.

Traffic disruption

At the moment NWO Utrecht is less accessible by car. Especially until May the preparatory work constructing a separate bus lane through Transwijk will cause severe traffic disruption between 5 Mei Plein and the Anne Frankplein. As the actual construction starts in October 2017 we expect the traffic disruption to continue. We advise you to travel to NWO Utrecht from the direction of Amsterdam or Den Bosch via A2. When you leave NWO Utrecht , we can also advise you take the A2 and the follow your own direction.

By car to NWO Utrecht

From Amsterdam, Den Bosch

When you reach Utrecht on the A2, turn off at junction 8 (Centrum). Follow the signs for Centrum and drive along the Ds. Martin Luther King Laan. Keep right. After crossing the bridge over the water, immediately take the first exit right (do NOT go ahead on the flyover). Then turn right at the traffic lights into the Beneluxlaan. There is a tramline in the central reservation. Follow the Beneluxlaan until the next roundabout.

To avoid traffic problems, please turn left at the first traffic lights on the Beneluxbaan to Admiraal Helfrichlaan. Then turn right to the Van Bijnkershoeklaan. Then turn right again to the Telderslaan. And then turn left to the Van Vollenhovenlaan in. Drive until the end of the street, there you will find the Office of NWO Utrecht (metal coloured building).

From Arnhem

We strongly advise you to enter Utrecht via A2 (from directions Amsterdam or Den Bosch) and not via A12.

On the A12 from Arnhem turn off the motorway at the junction 'Knooppunt Lunetten' and follow the signs for Utrecht Centrum and Jaarbeurs. You will then drive along the road parallel to the A12. Turn off at the second junction (Jaarbeurs, Kanaleneiland). At the traffic lights at the end of the slip road turn right into the Europalaan. Follow this until the next roundabout and take the left exit into the Beneluxlaan. There is a tramline in the central reservation. Follow the Beneluxlaan until the next roundabout. You will see the metal-coloured Office on your right. Immediately after this turn left into the parallel road and drive back until you are at the entrance to the Office.

From Den Haag, Rotterdam

On the A12 from Rotterdam/The Hague turn off at the junction 'Oudenrijn' towards Amsterdam and you will then be driving along the road parallel to the A2. Keep to the right and turn off at the next junction, junction 8 (Centrum). Turn right at the traffic lights into the Ds. Martin Luther Laan. At the next traffic lights (roundabout) turn right into the Beneluxlaan. There is a tramline in the central reservation. Follow the Beneluxlaan until the next roundabout. You will see the metal-coloured Office on your left. Take the left exit off the roundabout towards Centrum, Jaarbeurs. Turn

left into the first side street and then left again into the parallel road. This road bends to the left and there you will see the entrance to the Office.

From Hilversum, Breda

We strongly advise you to enter Utrecht via A2 (from directions Amsterdam or Den Bosch) and not via A12.

On the A27 follow the signs for Ring Utrecht en Jaarbeurs at the junction 'knooppunt Lunetten'. You will then drive along the road parallel to the A12. Turn off at the second junction (Jaarbeurs, Kanaleneiland). At the traffic lights turn right into the Europalaan. Follow this until the next roundabout and take the left exit into the Beneluxlaan. There is a tramline in the central reservation. Follow the Beneluxlaan until the next roundabout. You will see the metal-coloured Office on your right. Immediately after this turn left into the parallel road and drive back until you are at the entrance to the Office.

From Amersfoort

* We strongly advise you to enter Utrecht via A2 (from directions Amsterdam or Den Bosch), and not via A12.

On the A28 at the junction ‘knooppunt Rijnsweerd’ take the A27 (ring Utrecht, richting Den Haag). At the junction ‘knooppunt Lunetten’ follow the signs for Ring Utrecht en Jaarbeurs. You will then drive along the road parallel to the A12. Turn off at the second junction (Jaarbeurs, Kanaleneiland). At the traffic lights turn right into the Europalaan. Follow this until the next roundabout and take the left exit into the Beneluxlaan. There is a tramline in the central reservation. Follow the Beneluxlaan until the next roundabout. You will see the metal-coloured Office on your right. Immediately after this turn left into the parallel road and drive back until you are at the entrance to the Office.

Don't leave anything of value in your car

NWO Utrecht Office is located in the Kanaleneiland/Transwijk-Noord neighbourhood in Utrecht. This mainly happens from the end of the afternoon when it starts to get dark until the next morning. Cars burgled have mainly been in the area of the Van Vollenhovenlaan, the street where the Office is located. Most of these vehicles have been burgled to steal parts for popular brands such as the Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf. But sometimes cars have been burgled for nothing of value: items such as a pair sunglasses, a pack of chewing gum or a scarf lying in the car have then been taken. The cars are burgled in a matter of seconds and in full parking areas it is easy for the perpetrators to hide between the cars. The police will patrol the area more and residents are also being asked to be extra alert. As a visitor to NWO Utrecht we want to make you aware of this situation and request you to bear this in mind if you visit the office by car. Please, don’t leave anything of value in your car.

Electric Vehicle Charge Point

You will find a public electric vehicle charging point near now Utrecht at the Van Vollenhovenlaan 451, in front of the entrance of ‘ERC De Keizershof’(the building next to NWO Utrecht).