National Institute for Subatomic Physics

Nikhef organises and is actively involved in education and outreach activities in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics.


From primary schools to universities: our researchers are committed to make pupils, students and teachers excited about particle and astroparticle physics.

  • Activities for primary schools >>
  • Activities for secondary schools >>
  • Academic education >>
  • PhDs at Nikhef >>
  • The Research School Subatomic Physics (PhDs and Masters) >>
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Open Day
The Nikhef Open Day is held yearly in October. On that day, the scientific institutes at the Amsterdam Science Park (e.g. UvA, SARA, CWI and AMOLF) open their doors. Children and their parents are welcome to visit us throughout the afternoon for experiments, demonstrations and lectures.          

Visit Nikhef
Groups can sign up for a visit to Nikhef on a Friday afternoon. This visit consists of a lecture, film and guided tour.

Lecture on location

It is also possible to request a lecture on location from one of our scientists or technicians. Please indicate the subject for the lecture and to whom it will be given. We can then put together an appropriate program in consultation with you.

Public lectures
All throughout the year, our researchers give lectures about their research for science cafes, museums and scientific organisations.
See the upcoming public lectures >>

More information

We are always prepared to make adjustments for new or specific audiences and so please do not hesitate to contact us.