We provide below an overview of frequently asked questions. If this FAQ does not give you the information you need, please get in touch.
I would like to rent an office at Unmanned Valley. Is that possible?
Unmanned Valley has several leasing options, ranging from flex space to independent office and production space.
Building 356 is the beating heart of Unmanned Valley and has two floors of rentable space ranging from 20 to 1,000 square metres and shared facilities such as reception, meeting rooms and training rooms. Elsewhere on the site, there are various options for companies that require independent office and production space. For more information contact nilsvanvugt[at]unmannedvalley.nl.
Is Unmanned Valley a co-working place?
No. However, Unmanned Valley partners will have access to the central lobby and can use the facilities in Building 356.
Our doors are open to anyone who is an addition to the Unmanned Valley community and wants to make an active contribution. Interested? Contact petervanboesschoten[at]unmannedvalley.nl.
Does Unmanned Valley have common areas for meetings, production, etc?
Yes, companies can make use of various facilities such as a reception area, central lobby, boardroom and meeting rooms, training rooms, maker space, etc. There are also various possibilities for organising events.
I want to become a partner of Unmanned Valley. Is that possible?
We are always interested in new partners. Unmanned Valley wants to bring knowledge together. And help everyone in the chain – from composite developers and robotics manufacturers to companies in the field of artificial intelligence, service providers and end users – to accelerate innovations, to grow and to excel.
Our doors are open to everyone who wants to complement the Unmanned Valley community and make an active contribution. A partnership is always customised and we are happy to discuss the possibilities. Read more about our partner programme here and contact petervanboesschoten[at]unmannedvalley.nl.
What test facilities does Unmanned Valley offer?
Unmanned Valley offers a range of possibilities for developing, testing and demonstrating sensor-based innovations such as drones, unmanned vehicles and energy kites. Both inside (in the 2000 m2 multi-use Indoor Drone Centre “Hangar 1”) and outside (outdoor area and flightbox). A corridor to the sea will make BVLOS flying possible (over land and sea). Building 356 houses a maker space with basic equipment for maintenance and carrying out minor modifications.
Unmanned Valley is unique in that it lies outside the controlled area (CTR) of active airports, and has its own airport regulation and airport manager. Flights can take place both during the day and at night, and there is virtually no limit to the number of times it is possible to fly.
Test slots can be booked through this website of the Dutch Central Government Real Estate Agency . Partners of Unmanned Valley can also take out a trial subscription.
How do I book a test slot?
Test slots can be booked through this website of the Dutch Central Government Real Estate Agency. Partners of Unmanned Valley can also take out a trial subscription.
Can we fly at night?
Yes, it is possible to fly at night. For the possibilities contact us directly at info[at]unmannedvalley.nl.
Can we also fly BVLOS?
Not yet. But together with our partners we are working hard on a corridor to the sea where drone and other sensor-based research can be carried out.
What space is there for events in Unmanned Valley?
We have a wide range of options, from boardroom and training rooms to central lobby and the multi-use Indoor Drone Centre in Hangar 1. The maker space and the outdoor flightbox can be used for events.
In cooperation with our neighbour TheaterHangaar we can organise unprecedented opportunities for congresses, fairs, product presentations and other business events. Both TheaterHangaar itself and Hangar 2 offer many possibilities. There is ample parking space in front of the door.
Email info[at]unmannedvalley.nl if you want to use our event space.
How can I rent an event space?
When you want to organise an event without the intervention of Unmanned Valley, contact Unmanned Valley through info[at]unmannedvalley.nl.
Can I co-organise an event at Unmanned Valley?
Together with the companies located or active at Unmanned Valley, our partners and others who are active in the chain, we organise events. But even if you are not a partner, we might be able to arrange something together. Contact info[@]unmannedvalley.nl and share your idea.
Is Unmanned Valley accessible by public transport?
Yes, and you can plan your trip with 9292.nl.
During the morning and evening rush hour you can travel three times an hour in approximately 25 minutes from Leiden Central to Unmanned Valley (and back). Line 35 runs between bus stop Duinvallei/N206 and the former naval airbase/bus stop Field Lab Unmanned Valley. During peak hours buses to and from Leiden (bus lines 30, 31, 38 and 221) call at the Duinvallei/N206 stop 15 times an hour.
Outside rush hour you travel once in approximately 45 minutes (including 10 minutes walk) from Leiden Central to Unmanned Valley (get off at the stop 1e Mientlaan, Katwijk).
What address should I use for the navigation system in my car?
Unmanned Valley is easy to reach by car and there is plenty of (free) parking space. The address for your navigation system is Marinevliegkamp 356, 2236 ZZ Valkenburg (ZH). If your satnav system don’t recognize this address, please use 1e Mientlaan, 2223 LA Katwijk.
Can I charge an electric car in Unmanned Valley?
You can! There are seven charging points in our carpark. So after a visit to Unmanned Valley you can hit the road with a full battery.
I have more questions about Unmanned Valley. Who can I contact?
On the team page you can find all our team members with their specific function, a link to their LinkedIn-profile and email address. If you have general questions or are not sure who can help you, please email info[at]unmannedvalley.nl and we will make sure that you are referred to the right person.