In Antwerpen-Centraal take
the local ("L-") train in the direction of Roosendaal (NL).
There is a train every hour at 50 min past the hour. The journey to Essen
takes 38 minutes arriving at 28 minutes past the hour. Get of the train in
"Essen". Coming from Antwerp this is the stop after
"Wildert". The last train back to Antwerp is at 22:32
In Roosendaal take
the "L" train in the direction of Antwerpen-Centraal.
a train every hour at 23 min past the hour. The journey to "Essen"
takes only 7 minutes arriving at the half hour . It is the next
stop after Roosendaal. The last train back to
Roosendaal from Essen is at 22:30
The direct IC-train from Amsterdam to Brussels or vice versa stops in
Roosendaal, but NOT in Essen. The NMBS website might also give this as an
option with a change in Roosendaal. This option however will cost you
more as you need an International ticket!
More info on Belgian railways and
ticket prices at www.nmbs.be
railwaystation: (see map on the
-You can take our
shuttle service between the railway station and Heuvelhal at € 1 pp.
We try to schedule this bus following the arrival and departure times of trains.
- or you can walk 1850 meters to the festival.
-Cross the street and walk strait
ahead in the Stationsstraat (Station Street).
- You follow this street all the way, until you see a church before you
and the road takes a sharp angle to the right. The name of the street is
- A 100m further you see the community hall on your left. Just after this building you'll see a large
hall called Heuvelhal, where you'll find the largest selection of
Christmas Beers in the world.