During Dutch school holidays and public holidays:
Monday till Sunday:
9:30 - 18:00*
In September Space Expo is closed on Mondays.
* The last 'Mission in the Museum' starts at 16:20.
Pets are not allowed (with the exception of guide dogs).
Children up to 12 years of age only have access to Space Expo under the supervision of an adult.
During the COVID-19 period there is an one-way route. This route is therefore not entirely wheelchair accessible.
During the school holidays we are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.
We assume the following school holidays and public holidays
- Summer Holidays (Monday July 6 to Sunday August 30, 2020)
- Autumn Holidays (Saturday October 10 to Sunday 25 October, 2020)
- Christmas Holidays 2020/2021 (Saturday December 19, 2020 to Sunday January 3, 2021)
- Thursday, December 24, we close at 3:00 PM
- Friday, December 25, we are closed.
- Saturday, December 26, we are open from 10:00 till 17:00
- Thursday, December 31, we are closed.
- Friday, January 1, 2021 we are closed.
With own transport
From the A44 highway from Amsterdam or The Hague, take the Leiden Transferium / Katwijk / Rijnsburg / Valkenburg exit. Follow the signs to Rijnsburg / Katwijk and you will be on the N206. From the provincial road N206 (from Leiden), take the Katwijk / industrial area ‘t Heen exit. At the bottom of the exit you enter the roundabout. There you take the first exit, turn right towards Katwijk. After 600 m, turn right at the traffic lights onto Biltlaan. Go straight ahead at the roundabout. After 770 m take the exit on your left, you are now on the Keplerlaan. You will find Space Expo directly on your right.
Space Expo has free parking.
With public transportation
Bus number 30 from Leiden CS station in the direction of ESTEC. Space Expo stop, approx. 20 min.
From The Hague
Bus line 385 from The Hague Central Station. Scorpio stop, Katwijk, approx. 40 minutes.
Bus number 90 from The Hague Central Station. Scorpio stop, Katwijk, approx. 1 hour.
Bus line 50 from Haarlem CS station to Lisse, stop De Nachtegaal. Transfer to bus number 90 towards The Hague. stop Scorpio, Katwijk, approx. 1:50 hrs.
In November 2019, Space Expo was again voted one of the 70 most child-friendly museums in the Netherlands.
From what age?
Space Expo is fun for young and old. We are often asked at what age our museum is interesting for children. This greatly depends on the child's interest. For small children there is plenty to see and do. They are in an exciting environment, there are many interactive places and almost everything can be touched. The older the children are, the more information they will pick up.
Tip for after your museum visit: The Walk of Space!
Since 2013, work has been ongoing on a ‘Walk of Space’ on the Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard in Noordwijk. The first flagstone featured the imprint of the astronaut Wubbo Ockels’ boot. 13 flagstones featuring handprints and footprints of famous astronauts have been laid so far. This year, and in coming years, more astronauts will be added. So in Noordwijk you can literally follow in the footsteps of your favorite astronaut. You can see handprints and footprints of the following astronauts:
- Wubbo Ockels
- André Kuipers
- Lodewijk van den Berg
- Ed Mitchell
- Frank de Winne
- Paolo Nespoli
- Alexander Gerst
- Claudie Haigneré
- Dirk Frimout
- Oleg Kononenko
- Samantha Cristoforetti
- Rusty Schweickart
- Walt Cunningham