How to get there
The closest International Airport is Schipol Airport in Amsterdam.
There are trains from Schipol Airport to Assen every half hour. The trip takes a bit less than two hours. The train at xx:04 (every hour) is a direct one, the train at xx:34 requires one transfer in Zwolle. The train tickets can be bought a ticket machines or ticket counter directly at the train station an cost about 25 EUR (one way). For more details see www.ns.nl.
There is also a small Airport in Groningen Groningen Airport Eelde. There are a few flights to/from international destinations (e.g. Copenhagen and Munich). From Airport Eelde you than can take a bus to the Groningen Hoofdstation (about 20-30 min), from there you can take a train (departures about every 15 min) to Assen (about 20 min).
From the Assen train station to the conference location public buses are available. There are two buses Qbuzz 24 and 21 (every half hour) going to the Hof van Saksen. Bus 24 stops directly
at the Hof van Saksen. The stop of Bus 21 is about 15 min walk away from the conference location. All details on the bus connection can be found here. You have to adapt the travel date to get the most recent time schedule.
We can also organize shuttle buses (in particular at the end of the conference) if there is enough demand. Just let us know if you are interested.