European Centre for Arts and Sciences
Felix Meritis is an independent European centre for art, culture, science as well as an (inter)national meeting place in Amsterdam. In Felix Meritis art, culture, philosophy and politics are matters of everyday life. It continues the values of the Enlightenment that led its founders (40 citizens) to erect one of the grandest buildings on the Keizersgracht with Holland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall (opened in 1788).
It provides the European public with a space for reflection and connection, a home in which to network and be surprised. They believe in (the need for) cultural diversity in Europe as an engine of progress and social cohesion. Under the motto “Connecting Cultures” we foster the European dialogue and take part in national and international cultural networks.