Travel Information

Getting to the venue - MECC Maastricht

For more information about how to get to the venue, please click the button below.

Book your flight

Special Lufthansa Group airlines fares

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together - every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.

You will reach the booking platform via the button below and with the event code NLAUXLX. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.

NB: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.

Book your transport

In close collaboration with one of our suppliers, we have set a booking tool for you. This booking tool will help you plan your trip from the airport to the venue or hotel by taxi or shuttle.
Click on the button below to book your trip.

There are two shuttle services available:

  • 10 October 2023, 15:00 hours - from Dusseldorf Airport and Brussels Airport to MECC Maastricht
  • 11 October 2023, 07:00 hours - from Dusseldorf Airport and Brussels Airport to MECC Maastricht

Please note that all bookings (including the shuttles) are for own account. 

Getting to Maastricht

Maastricht is located in the southeast of the Netherlands, close to the borders of both Belgium and Germany. As a city, it is one of the oldest in the Netherlands with historical architecture and a thriving community.

In order to travel from Brussels Airport (Zaventem) to Maastricht Railway Station you can use the train. The airport railway station is located below the terminal (basement level 1) near the arrival hall and the departure hall.
The trip will take 1.5 hours – 3 hours depending on the journey and the transfers.
It is possible to plan your travel in advance. Always check for updates concerning your travel route.

The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Maastricht usually takes 2 hours 30 minutes on average to travel, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 12 minutes. You can expect to find 36 trains per day running on this popular route. As there are not any direct services running between Düsseldorf Hbf and Maastricht, you will need to make 1 change on your way to Maastricht.
It is possible to plan your travel in advance. Always check for updates concerning your travel route.


All congress delegates traveling to the Netherlands must present a passport (or approved identity card for EU citizens) and many countries require a visa to enter the country. Delegates are encouraged to apply for visas early (at least two months before departure), and to ensure all requested documentation is submitted with the application for Schengen Visa (Visa C). Applications must be submitted in person at the representation of the Netherlands in the respective countries or at a Schengen partner representation, if the Netherlands does not have representation in that country. Delegates are urged to contact their nearest Netherlands' embassy or consulate as early as possible to determine where your application should be made and how long this process will take.

Where can I get information?

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands:

Search for the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your country and contact them. You need to apply for Travel Visa C (Tourist Visa).

Travel Visa (Visa C) = If you intend to go to the Netherlands as a tourist, to visit friends or on a business trip for a period not exceeding 90 days and your country does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program, you need a Schengen travel visa (Visa C). This visa is not a work permit.