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MCH2022 wil be held in Zeewolde, 55 km east of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The camp location is called Scoutinglandgoed. It is the same location as for SHA2017.

Address

Scoutinglandgoed Zeewolde
Nulderpad 5
3896LV, Zeewolde
The Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°17'03.9"N 5°31'18.5"E

How to get there

By car

From highway A28

  • Take exit 9 (Nijkerk, Zeewolde, Wells)
  • Follow the exit from the N301 (Berencamperweg) to Zeewolde / Almere and go 2.5 km straight ahead
  • After passing the Nijkerkersluis, leave the N301 on your right-hand side
  • At the exit turn left, to the Erkemederweg
  • Follow the Erkemederweg for 3.5 km and follow the bend, turn left at the Nulderpad
  • After about 750 meters, the main entrance of Scouting Estate Zeewolde is on your right-hand side

Coming from Almere and Lelystad

Warning: Due to one-way roads during the event, this route contains a short detour! There will be signs to guide you.

  • Follow the N305 (Gooiseweg) in the direction of Zeewolde
  • Continue the way onto the N301 to Amersfoort
  • After 5 km you'll see the MCH2022 traffic sign, turn right using the off-ramp to the N704 (Erkemederweg)
  • At the end of the off-ramp turn left and follow the Erkemedeweg for 5 km until it's a bit smaller and named Nulderpad.
  • Keep following the Nulderpad until you arrive at the MCH2022 parking and terrain.

Carpooling

If you have free seats in your car or if you're looking for a driver, check the Carpooling page!

By camper or special vehicle

Camper access

If you have a camper ticket, follow the signs for campers. After your ticket is verified, you will get the option to choose one of the three camper locations. Camper spots are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Check Campervan for more information on preparation and your stay on site. Campers cannot drive on and off the terrain during the camp, so make sure to do your shopping before you arrive.

Special Vehicles

If you have a pre(registered) special vehicle, follow the sign campers, after verification with someone from Team:Villages they will help you get to your spot. Special vehicles cannot drive on and off the terrain during the camp. Further information to be found here.

Public transportation

Arriving by public transport when the shuttle doesn't run

The Netherlands is known for having very good public transport services. This is mostly true, but the MCH2022 terrain happens to be in a blind spot.

Trains are perfectly fine. But the nearest train station (Nijkerk) is 11 km by foot. So you would want to take a bus. Only, bus services around here are very low-frequent. That's why we're planning to operate a shuttle service from Station Nijkerk.

Shuttle service

The field itself is hard to reach by public transportation, so a shuttle service will run from and to Nijkerk Centraal station.

Plan your journey by train / zug/international towards Nijkerk. From Nijkerk there will be a shuttle service that takes you to camp. The schedule can be found here

From Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport)

Schiphol has a good train connection with the rest of the Netherlands. There's a train station directly below the main hall. Plan your journey to Nijkerk on NS.nl and use the shuttle service for the last leg.

From abroad

Plan your trip to Nijkerk. There are ways to get to the campsite from abroad. goeuro is an international public transportation planner that can help you.

Train + bicycle

It's possible to take your bike in the train, get to Nijkerk, and cycle the last 11 km of the journey. This is definitely more flexible, probably faster, and possibly cheaper than taking the bus. And it comes with the added benefit of having personal transport during the event.

You can bring a folding bicycle with you for free in all Dutch trains and many international trains too. If you want to take a regular (non-folding) bike, you'll need a seperate ticket (€7,50) for that and travel outside peak hours (not between 6:30-9:00 and 16:00-18:30).

By bus

If all fails or you want to arrive before the shuttle service runs or at hacker-incompatible times such as 7 AM, you may want to consider carpooling from Nijkerk or bringing a bicycle. If you really want to use public transit for the entire journey, then there are public bus services.

There's a bus stop (Nulderpad) ~2 km away from the field. Be prepared to walk with all your luggage. There are two bus lines stopping there, line 142 and line 160. Both of them have their limitations.

Live bus stop info: http://9292.nl/en/zeewolde/bushalte-nulderpad

Line 142

Line 142 rides from Nijkerk via Zeewolde to Harderwijk. It runs on Monday-Fridays between 06:57 and 18:57 every hour, with extra trips at 7:27, 15:27 and 16:27. It will take ~12 minutes.

This bus doesn't ride at all during weekends, or after 19:00. Don't get yourself stranded in Nijkerk and plan carefully. Don't plan for the 18:57 ride, keep it as a backup.

Plan your train journey to Nijkerk.

Line 160

If you want to arrive later than 19:00 or during the weekend, then you'll want to use line 160. This route sucks, but it's better than nothing.

Line 160 rides from Almere to Zeewolde. It runs the same schedule every day including weekends. But it runs on a very low frequency of less than once per 2 hours. It departs from Almere Centrum at 9:00, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00 and takes 44 minutes to get to Nulderpad.

Plan your train journey to Almere Centrum. Don't get yourself stranded in Almere and plan very carefully. Consider taking an early train. Better to wait 30 minutes, then to wait 2 or 3 hours because your train got delayed.

Taxis

You can also get Taxis from Nijkerk station. Nijkerkse Taxi Centrale [1] +31 (0)6-34343474

Payment

tl;dr it's complicated

You cannot pay with cash in public transport (with a few exceptions). Most regular users of dutch public transport will use an OV-Chipkaart (Public Transport Chip Card. This card costs €7.50, so it's a terrible deal if you're only using it for a single trip.

If you're planning to only use the train, you can buy an e-ticket online on NS.nl. They accept iDeal and most credit cards online. You can also buy a train ticket in the NS vending machines on the train stations but those are €1 more expensive.

If you're planning to also take the bus, and you're not dutch, then you might be in a bit of a pickle. It looks like the bus operator doesn't sell affordable e-tickets on their website. They do sell day tickets for a whopping €12. For context: the regular (ov-chipkaart) fare is €2.89. You can also pay at the driver with debit or credit card, but it seems like they charge €7.35 via this method.

If you still want to get an OV-Chipkaart for €7.50, then you can get one at some NS vending machines at all train stations. You can pay with debit or credit card or with coins (no notes, only coins).


By boat

It will be possible to go by boat to MCH2022. More information will follow soon. Contact Team:Safe_Harbour for urgent matters.

(52.28305, 5.5334)

By bike

The Netherlands is very bike-friendly. If you plan to cycle to the terrain, please be aware the cycle path across the main fields is closed off during the event. You'll need to arrive at the main entrance.

If you want to put it to a test or simply do not want to ride alone to the campsite, maybe you can find somebody here.

When you get here

By car

Please park in the field designated by the signs. If you don't have a parking ticket, look for the angel with the scanner who may sell you one.

If you want, you can drop your luggage in the 'Kiss & ride' area and use the luggage shuttle: one of you will ride with the shuttle to tell the driver where to drop off your stuff. If you don't want to wait for the shuttle, walking to the field is not *that* far, though :).

Walk back the way you came with the car and the entrance should be difficult to miss :D

By camper

If you have a camper ticket follow the signs marked 'Camper'. You will be directed to temporary parking by the road. From there, you will make a short walk towards the Main Entrance. After verifying your ticket you will get the option to choose one of the camper locations, camper spots are first to come first serve.

By public transport, walking, or anything else

You'll find the ticket tent near the gate. Please queue up if there is a line and one of our team will scan your ticket, get you set up with your wrist band, and welcome you to the event.

Special Case: Minors

There are some requirements around identification and alcohol laws. If any single member of our team thinks you might be under 25 they will ask you for ID showing your birth date is before the 22nd of July, 2004. If you do not oblige, or do not have ID, you will be assigned a minors wristband.

There is a limited list of valid proofs of identification for this purpose in the Netherlands:

* Passport
* EER ID card (including dutch ID card)
* Dutch Foreign Nationals Document (in Dutch: Nederlandse vreemdelingendocument)
* European drivers license

These things are not valid proofs of identification:

* Expired documents that would otherwise be valid (expired passports)
* Copies of valid documents
* Random other cards, such as bank cards
* Fake ID cards such as lichtbildausweis

If you are uncomfortable sharing your name with us you are permitted to cover the name on the ID during verification, but we need to see the picture.

Special case - Speakers

Please sign in at the speaker desk.

Special case - Animals

Only service animals are permitted.

Special case - Press

You should have enrolled via https://mch2022.org/#/Press. At entrance, you'll receive a press badge (a paper one) and be directed to Infodesk.