Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

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What time does it start?

The first activities start in the Airborne arena at 9:30 a.m. The Airborne parachute landings will start at 10:00 a.m. Around 1000 paras from various countries will take part in the Airborne landings this year.

What time does it finish?

The activities will continue until 4:30 p.m.

Will the N224 be completely closed?

Yes, the N224 will be closed to through traffic early in the morning at 6:00 a.m., from the junction at Apeldoornseweg to the A12. The road will re-open at the end of the afternoon.
Cyclists and moped riders can of course still use the N224 cycle path.

How can I get to the event?

We recommend that you arrive at Ginkel Heath by bicycle and/or shuttle bus wherever possible.

1.    By bicycle

Bicycle is our top recommended form of transport! You can access Ginkel Heath via the cycle path alongside the N224. This way you will avoid traffic jams, and there is more than enough place for all bicycles. Airborne stewards will show you the parking zones for the bicycles.

2.    By car

From the A30, exit Ede/Kievitsmeent, you can park free of charge at Ede-Driesprong. Twenty free shuttle buses will be running from Ede-Driesprong to the heath throughout the day.
Signs will direct you to the available parking areas. Parking is no longer available at the other barracks sites!

It is no longer possible to park on the parking on the east side (A12).

3.    By train

Shuttle buses are available from Ede-Wageningen station to the heath.
The bus stop for the Airborne event is at the side of Wageningen, Ede-South.

What time do the buses run?

The first buses will leave from 8:00 a.m. and will run until all visitors have left the heath in the afternoon. It is around a 500 meter walk from the drop-off point to the drop zone on Ginkel Heath.

Is the event accessible for disabled and elderly people?

People who hold a disabled parking permit can park in the area of the meadow next to the sheepfold specially designated for this purpose. In that case it is best to travel to Ginkel Heath via Ede, A30 exit Ede-Noord

However, please bear in mind that Ginkel Heath is a nature reserve and is therefore difficult to access for people who have walking difficulties and for disabled people. The Ginkel Heath Experience is located behind on 'Het Wijde Veld', around a 500 meter walk away.

Will there be food and drink available?

There will be a large Airborne public arena with catering outlets right next to the sheepfold. You will be able to purchase a wide range of food and drinks here, from coffee to ice cream, and from French fries to sandwiches. Please bring cash with you.

Payment with a bankcard is not possible.

Are there toilets

There will be free mobile toilet facilities available at the event site, including a number of disabled toilets.

Can I bring my dog along to Ginkel Heath?

Dogs are permitted, provided they are kept on a lead.

Is the event suitable for small children?

The Airborne event is suitable for everyone, young and old. There will be free activities for children at the Ginkel Heath Experience and in the Airborne arena. However, the re-enactment groups and Keep them Rolling vehicles are also fantastic to see. There will be music, and those who are interested will be able to browse the many book stalls in the public arena.

Can I follow the event on Instagram and Twitter?

You can follow the events on Ginkel Heath via Instagram and Twitter, #Airborne_2017.

Is WiFi available?

There is no WiFi available on Ginkel Heath.

What in case of bad weather?

The activities will also go ahead in bad weather, including the commemoration. However, whether this will be the case for the parachute jumps will depend on the weather conditions. The organisers will determine this in the morning.

Further questions?

Send an e-mail to Or call 14 0318 or +31 6 28 45 58 99.