Traveling To New Eden

Venue Address: New Eden Retreat Centre, Sparjeburd 2, Hemrik, 8409CK, The Netherlands

The closest airport is Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Retreat Centre is located approximately 1.5 hours away by car and 3 - 4 hours away by public transport.


Tinker Taxi: This is the best option to take a taxi from the airport to the Retreat Center. You can book a ride up for up to 6 people (+/- € 200).

Book your ride in advance:

Brouwer Taxi: This is another very reliable taxi from Schiphol Airport.

Tel: +31 071 36 11 000

Email: [email protected]


From Amsterdam or Utrecht (about 1.5 hours): Take the highway A1 (from Amsterdam) or A27 (from Utrecht) and A6 to Almere, Lelystad. Take the highway A7 to Drachten, Groningen. Leave A7 at exit 28 to Beetsterzwaag. Go through the town of Beetsterzwaag. As soon as you leave Beetsterzwaag take a right to Hemrik. Follow this road for about 5 km and take a left, just 50 m. before the end of this road, onto the driveway of Sparjeburd.

Hiring a car

Want to have your own car for the week? This is an easy and affordable option, as you can pick up your car at Schiphol airport.

We have had a good experience with Thrifty. You’ll have options from €20-€40/day.

After you've registered for an event, you'll get access to a private group on Facebook where you can connect with other participants, coordinate your travel plans and plan to share rides with others attendees.


The local train station is Heerenveen, about 25 minutes by car and about 1 hour by public transport from the Centre. There are two trains each hour from Schiphol to Heerenveen.

To verify the train schedule go to:

To plan your trip by public transport go to:

There is a train that leaves at 3 minutes past the hour that is INDIRECT heading towards Groningen. You will have to change trains in Zwolle. If you want to take this train, you need to buy a ticket from one of the yellow ticket machines and then go to platform 1-2.

There is also a train that leaves at 33 minutes past the hour that is DIRECT heading towards Leeuwarden. If you want to take this train, you need to buy a ticket from one of the yellow ticket machines and then go to platform 1-2.

From the train station in Heerenveen, you’ll still need to take a taxi or public transport to get to the Retreat Centre. A taxi ride is approximately €55. Don’t wait until you arrived in Heerenveen to book your ride!

There is a local taxi service who is available for your final leg of transport from the Heerenveen Train Station to the Centre:

Taxi Koopmans

Tel: +31 051 64 615 58 / + 31 051 32 410 00

If you come by train, make sure you have enough time for your travel (train + taxi) so you arrive on time to the Retreat Centre!

Train Station Heerenveen to the Retreat Center by public transport:

Step 1

From Heerenveen station take a bus Qliner 320 or Bus 324 to Transferium Oost, Drachten.

You will be able to buy your ticket from the driver. The fare costs 5 EUR.

Step 2

From bus station Transferium Oost, Drachten to Retreat Center with Opstapper 460

This is a taxi-bus and it needs to be ordered min 1 hour in advance by calling 0800 280 2803. It runs once every hour. When calling make sure you inform the operator you are waiting at the Transferium Oost in Drachten and you need to go directly to the Retreat Center, and give the address: Sparjeburd 2, 8409 CK Hemrik. The fare costs 7.50 EUR.

If it turns out you need to wait a bit for the driver, there is a hotel with a restaurant at the Transferium Oost bus station.

Whether you’re travelling by car or public transport, allow a generous amount of time for your trip so you can arrive on time.  Our events begin at 3pm; we want everyone to be fully present and begin at the same time.  

Your questions regarding transportation to the Center may be directed to [email protected].


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