We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Westerduinweg 3, NL-1755 LE Petten, The Netherlands
Postal address: P.O. Box 2, NL-1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)224 565656 (switchboard)
Petten is located 16 km north of Alkmaar. The JRC is situated in the research park in the Petten dunes just north of the village Petten. The JRC has its own separate entrance.
From the south or east:
From the north:
Visitors arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport are requested to travel by train to Alkmaar as follows:
Bus 151 Connexion direction Julianadorp at every hour. It will take approximately 35 minutes. You get out in front of De Goudvis (ask driver). For your information Petten is at ±20km from Alkmaar Station.
For certain meetings and events your contact person at the JRC may arrange pre-booked transport. If you have been informed that such transport has been arranged please follow the instructions below:
If transport is offered from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the JRC, passengers from flights and trains are to report to the meeting point, where our taxi drivers can be recognised carrying the "JRC Petten" board.