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Travel to Papendal, Arnhem

Hotel Papendal
Papendallaan 3
6816 VD Arnhem Nederland

The National Training Centre Papendal is about 1.5h travel from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam or 1.5h from Düsseldorf or Weeze airport. From Schiphol you can take a train to Arnhem and then a bus or a taxi to Papendal (15 min). From Düsseldorf or Weeze airport it is best to rent a car.

Route description
Papendal is centrally located in the Netherlands and easy to reach by car. For instance from the airports Schiphol, Düsseldorf or Eindhoven. Whether you come from Utrecht, Apeldoorn or Eindhoven, you can reach @Papendal easily via the A50 or A12 motorway. When you enter the property, follow the signs to your final destination.

There is ample parking available @Papendal. The High Performance Centre has 300 parking spaces. You can also easily park at Hotel Papendal. There are more than 500 public parking spaces here. Do you have an electric car? No problem! Ten parking places are provided with charging stations.

Public transport
There are ample possibilities to travel to Papendal by public transport. Nowadays, you can even buy a public transport pass with Papendal as a final destination from anywhere in the Netherlands (single or return fare). In that scenario, buying a ticket for the bus is no longer necessary. This pass can be used on bus route number 10 with final destination High Performance Centre Papendal. This bus runs from Monday to Friday from Arnhem central station straight to Papendal. The bus stops at the bus stop on our property.
You can also travel on bus route number 105. Then you get off at the Van der Valk / Papendal stop. This bus route also runs on the weekend. After crossing the intersection, you will arrive @Papendal in just a few minutes. Plan your trip on

Do you not want to be dependent on the bus? Then take a taxi. The taxi driver brings you to Papendal in just ten minutes. We even offer a ‘Papendal taxi’ which you can book at the reception of Hotel Papendal. The Papendal taxi runs between 7.00 and 24.00 from and to the Sonsbeek side of Arnhem central station.

Of course you can take a taxi on your own as well. Via Taxi Linsen for instance. They can be reached at +31 (0)26 364 0000. We advise you to book the taxi at least one hour in advance; clearly state you would like a ‘Papendal taxi’. The costs are € 12.50 per person, per ride.

We know Papendal is unique in its sort. Its uniqueness is not merely reflected in the forest surroundings, our short distance from the city centre of Arnhem or the fact that the area is rich in culture. But that uniqueness can be found in the energy here @Papendal. Staying in the heart of Dutch sporting excellence makes it even more unique. More information about Hotel Papendal, available rooms and hotel facilities:

Other options, though further located, are: Van der Valk Arnhem ( and Hotel Bilderberg (

HPC Papendal
High Performance Centre Papendal is the largest elite sports training centre in the Netherlands. Today, about 350 elite athletes use our top facilities on a daily basis. Papendal has been used as a training location for elite sports since the seventies. Princess Beatrix opened the High Performance Centre officially in 1971. In the years that followed, Papendal has changed tremendously. The past ten years have particularly been a period of rapid development for the High Performance Centre. To give you an idea of these developments, we have listed our history in chronological order.
More information about HPC Papendal: click here.