For schoolgroups we offer a technical tour at ESTEC.  ESTEC is the technical heart of ESA and has been based since 1968 in Noordwijk. More than 2.700 employees from dozens of countries work at ESTEC. Here satellites are tested before they are launched. The excursion is as follows: the group leaves from Space Expo - via ESA security - to the closed site of ESA ESTEC. During the tour our guides will tell you more about the activities at ESA ESTEC. The guides tell you all about the International Space Station and the scientific experiments the astronauts partake in.


With the ESTEC visit you get a technical tour at ESTEC. A visit consists of a 90-minute tour. Two of our guides will tell your group everything about the activities of ESTEC. Opportunities to visit ESTEC are limited. We must always contact ESTEC in advance.

  • Costs start from € 20.00 per person.
  • A visit to ESTEC takes 90 minutes.
  • For each tour there is a minimum of 20 and maximum of 40 people.
  • A visit can be in Dutch or in English.
  • The tour is possible Tuesday to Friday.
  • Proof of identification is required. Copies are not valid. Persons who do not have an ID with them do not get access to ESTEC.