Travel Information

The Stainless Steel World Conference and Exhibition 2021 will be held in the MECC (Maastricht Expo and Congress Centre) in Maastricht, in the South of the Netherlands, close to where the borders of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany meet.

Due to the continuously evolving situation regarding guidelines for international travel around covid-19 we advise you to check and follow all local and international travel guidelines before making your travel arrangements.

For up to date information relating to covid-19 in The Netherlands please see the website of the RIVM (Governmental Institute for health and environment) For up to date information for foreign travelers see the website of the Dutch Government.

For information regarding transport to and from Maastricht please use the relevant links below:

Air

If you are travelling to The Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition 2021 by plane,

Than we invite you to check available flights to and from Maastricht here.

For International flights you can choose various airlines, like: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, EasyJet, RyanAir, Corendon.

Please Note for International Flights into The Netherlands:

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol  is a major airport with connections to most larger cities worldwide. Upon flying into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol you can  take the train to Maastricht. – this will take you approximately 3 hours. You can also take a taxi from Schiphol to Maastricht. The approximate price is € 295. You can book this through MECC Hotelservices

Taxi costs from other nearby airport:

Eindhoven airport approximately € 150
Brussels Zaventem € 50 (shuttle bus) / € 160 (Private taxi)
Liège airport € 100
Köln/Bonn Airport € 160
Düsseldorf Airport € 160

Train

The nearest train station, Maastricht-Randwyck, is located 250 metres from the MECC. There are frequent trains between this station and Maastricht Central Station, which is linked with the national and international railway network.

Train connections from Amsterdam Schiphol to Maastricht:

Please allow up to two changes and between 2.30 to 3.30 hours for this journey.

We recommend you see https://www.ns.nl/en/ for detailed information regarding train times from Schiphol to Amsterdam and for all other train travel in The Netherlands.

Train Connections from Brussels to Maastricht:
We recommend you see www.ns.nl/en for detailed information regarding train times from Brussels to Maastricht.

For more information, go to NS website.

Road

If you are travelling south on the E25/A2 motorway (from Amsterdam-Eindhoven), take exit 55, “Randwyck-MECC”.

If you are travelling north on the E25/A2 (from Paris-Liège), take exit 56, “Gronsveld MECC”.

An excellent route planner can be found here or here.

To give you an estimation of your traveling time:

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 2 hours 30 minutes
Brussels Airport 1 hour
Düsseldorf Airport 1 hour 30 minutes
Eindhoven Airport 1 hour
Hamburg Airport 4 hours 30 minutes
Paris (Charles de Gaulle) 4 hours 30 minutes
London Heathrow 6 hours (in combination with train)