This new IMAGINARY exhibition in The Netherlands is organized by the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, in collaboration with Dutch universities and supported by partner organisations. The exhibition runs simultaneously in Flanders, where the Flanders Platform for Mathematics is the driving force. From June 2022 and throughout the school year 2022-2023 "IMAGINARY: beauty and power of mathematics" can be visited and experienced. There will be free guided tours for school classes and other interested parties at each location. The exhibition includes numerous top-quality posters, a series of 3D objects, puzzle setups and several interactive apps that visitors can engage with via large touchscreens. Mathematics: surprisingly diverse, appealingly beautiful and stunning applications!

Core Group Netherlands - Flanders

Wil Schilders (coordinator The Netherlands), Paul Igodt (coordinator Flanders), Joke Daemen, Dirk Siersma, An Speelman, Marnix Van Daele

Contact persons The Netherlands

Marin Visscher (Leiden), Ioan Tiberiu Marcut (Nijmegen), Barbara van den Berg (Utrecht), Colette Bos (Utrecht), Bart Groeneveld (Amsterdam), Roel Luppes (Groningen), Ivanka Dzon (Maastricht), Dieudonnée van de Willige (Maastricht), Esther Lutterman (Eindhoven), Jan Willem Polderman (Enschede)


The catalogue (120 pages full color) offers the visitor not only an overview of the exhibition, but also more than 80 QR codes that refer to interactive material (such as historical, video, applications, ...). The catalog is only available at the exhibition itself (for 5 euro per copy or 2,5 euro as from 20 copies). Click on the image below to see a preview.

Where and when?

Where When
Leiden, Oude universiteitsbibliotheek, Rapenburg 70 June 2 to July 25, 2022
Nijmegen, Huygensgebouw Opening(times), lectures, class visits September 3 to 23, 2022
Utrecht, Minnaertgebouw, Leuvenlaan 4 Opening(times), lectures, class visits October 1 to 21, 2022
Enschede, DesignLab, University Twente Opening(times), lectures, class visits November 1 to 21, 2022
Eindhoven, Atlasbuilding, TU Eindhoven Opening(times), lectures, class visits Februari 14 to March 2, 2023
Groningen, Zernike Campus Opening(times), lectures, class visits April 1 to 23, 2023
Amsterdam, MACA (Moving Arts Center Amsterdam), Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 61 Opening(times), lectures, class visits May 8 to 26, 2023 (Monday to Friday except May 12)
Maastricht, Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1 Opening(times), lectures, class visits June 28 to July 14, 2023


The exhibition can be visited individually. Look for the opening hours for each location. Opening hours will be announced in a city in time for the start of the exhibition. At each of the locations a beautiful catalogue will be available for a small fee, with a special rate for school classes (on request). Locally, there is a reservation system for free class visits.

Edition 2016-2017

For teacher and student

Announcement posters

  • Flanders

  • The Netherlands

Promotional videos

  • Platform Wiskunde Nederland

  • Alexander Rinnooy Kan

    Professor of Economics and Business Administration, University of Amsterdam

  • Ingrid Daubechies

    Distinguished Professor, Duke University, USA

  • Ionica Smeets

    Professor of Science Communication, Leiden University

  • Johan Thijs

    CEO KBC-Groep

  • Heidi Delobelle

    CEO AG Insurance

  • Piet Vandendriessche

    CEO Deloitte Belgium

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