New Horizons Festival

New Horizons Festival offers the perfect balance between a festival-feeling and scientific experiments. The night festival combines science and art with music to offer you an impressive edutainment experience. It’s a place where science and art come alive, and where you will meet scientists and artists face-to-face.

Science is a big aspect of life: your future depends on it. It plays a vital role in all aspects of our existence; from art to our knowledge about life and from entertainment to the solution of the main issues of our time. At New Horizons Festival you will enjoy live demonstrations, hands-on experiments and dialogues with scientist.


New Horizons Festival is part of the European Researchers Night of the EU. The purpose of this night is to make science accessible and attractive to the general public.

New Horizons Festival is an initiative of Stichting Science Street.

Please visit ‘Programma’. Each item includes and English summary. 

friday 26 september20.00 - 02.00 hours
Onderwijscentrum Erasmus MC (Entrance MuseumPark), Rotterdam


New Horizons Festivals takes place in the Erasmus MC Education Center (entrance Museumpark). By day this is the study place of (international) students and by night we transform the centre to a nice festival location.

How to get there
The best way to get at the location is by bicycle. At Museumpark will be a free and unattended bicycle parking.

Parking garage Museumpark is at walking distant and open 24/7.

Public transport
The location is good to reach by bus 44 and 46 (stop Sophia Kinderziekenhuis), tram 4, 7 and 20 and subway line A, B and C. For more information look at the website of the RET.

You can park at the parking garage Erasmus MC. Before arrival you have to make contact with the organisation via, so we can make arrangements for your arrival.


New Horizons Festival is organized by Stichting Science Street and is part of the European Researchers Night of the EU.
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The team of New Horizons Festival is a professional and enthusiastic team.

Festival manager : Kuno Bakker
Project manager & Production : Joost Trines
Science programmer : Reanne van Kleef (i.s.m. Fred Balvert)
Art programmer : Nathalie Houtermans
Music programmer : Ofra Beenen i.s.m. WORM
Marketing & communication: Femke Cuijpers & Marije Grund
Social media : Ron van der Knaap
Volunteers coordinator : Wendy Wolf
General project supporter : Nora Prins

Design & concept : Das Buro
Photography website: Fred Ernst

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