Embark on an Interstellar Adventure at Space Expo

Discover the marvels of space exploration at Space Expo, a captivating visitor center nestled at the heart of ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Space Suit at the Space Expo in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of space travel as you wander through a life-sized replica of the International Space Station (ISS) and gaze in wonder at the iconic moonlander Eagle of 1969, a beloved attraction for visitors of all ages. Feel the thrill of a real space mission as you explore astronaut André Kuipers' actual space capsule, Soyuz TMA-03M.

Replica of ISS space station at the Space Expo in Noordwijk

Replica of Eagle moonlander of 1969 at the Space Expo

Soyuz TMA-03M of André Kuipers space mission at the Space Expo

But the adventure doesn't end there! Dive deeper into the cosmos at Space Expo, where you can touch a genuine meteorite, launch a rocket, or even experience the sensation of jumping on the moon. One of the highlights of Space Expo is the Soyuz rocket simulation, offering visitors a hands-on opportunity to simulate a rocket launch, docking at the space station, and landing. It's an immersive experience that allows you to step into the shoes of astronauts and feel the excitement of space exploration firsthand.

Real Iron Meteorite at display at the Space Expo in Noordwijk

At Space Expo, you can also marvel at lifelike models of rockets and satellites, exact replicas of those used in real space missions. Among them is the Resurs, which embarked on an actual space journey in 1988. Witness the impact of this extraordinary adventure on the Resurs firsthand, providing a unique insight into the world of space exploration.

Earth observation satellite Resurs at the Space Expo in Noordwijk

Spacesuit of André Kuipers on display at the Space Expo in Noordwijk

Space Expo is a highly recommended activity for the entire family and a must-do when visiting the charming region of Noordwijk. Come and embark on a journey through the cosmos at Space Expo, where the wonders of space await!

Location: Keplerlaan 3, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Website: Space Expo

Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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