Arnhem is located in the heart of the Netherlands and is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Most sports take place at the National Olympic sports center Papendal.

Participants are driven from Papendal to the other play locations via buses. Transport to and from the sports locations is included for participants who book their accommodation through the organization.


Arnhem is close to several airports:

The Netherlands
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol110 km northwest of Arnhem
Eindhoven Airport85 km southwest of Arnhem
Maastricht Aachen Airport156 km south of Arnhem


Weeze Airport80 southwest of Arnhem
Düsseldorf Airport125 km southwest of Arnhem


Brussels Zeventem Airport80 km southwest of Arnhem



Arnhem central station is a stopover on the Frankfurt Am Main – Amsterdam InterCity Express (ICE) line, as well as the Düsseldorf international slow train (RE 19, by Abellio Rail NRW). Arnhem can also be reached by train from Schiphol station, Eindhoven city station and Maastricht city station.



Arnhem is accessible via various roads. The city is easily accessible from Germany via the A12. From the center of the Netherlands you drive via the A12 and from the south via the A50 towards Arnhem. From the south of Europe it can be reached via the A12 and the A50.


Transport sports venues

The overnight accommodations and sports locations of the European Company Sport Games 2022 are spread across the province of Gelderland. During the event, the organization will provide daily transport from all adjoined overnight accommodations to the National Olympic Training Center Papendal, from where onward transport will be provided to the various sports locations. The way back takes you again via Papendal – where also dinner and evening program take place – after which the bus can be taken to overnight accommodation of choice.


Accommodation close to sports location

For a number of sports, we advise participants to book their overnight accommodation in the surroundings of the sports location. This is to avoid long travel times. For the sports below, direct buses run between the overnight accommodations and the sports locations, instead of first via sports location Papendal. In the evenings, the transport goes via Papendal because of the dinner hosted there. Below is a summary per city which sport is best to book in this area:

Apeldoorn:                        football, petanque, darts, hockey

Arnhem:                            volleyball

Arnhem/Nijmegen:        bowling, golf


Click here to see a detailed map of Apeldoorn including the sports and accommodations. Click here to see a detailed map of Arnhem/Nijmegen including the sports and accommodations.