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Have you ever wanted look at the stars with a real telescope? You can do this at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy!

From April to August, the sun sets too late for our stargazing nights, so our next stargazing night will be in September.

The constellation of Orion as seen from one of our domes.


The regular stargazing evenings on the last Friday night of the month are from 19:00 to 22:00.

For the extra stargazing evenings around the middle of the month, you can register for stargazing / a tour (depending on the weather) at 19:00 or 20:00.

Admission is free, but registration is mandatory and can only be done via the application form on this website. Most nights are in Dutch, though tours can sometimes be given in English. Check the website for details in the weeks before a stargazing evening.

Check the agenda for our stargazing events


There are ample (paid) parking spaces available at the Science Park Amsterdam. The Science Park is easily accessible with public transport. Bus 40 stops on site. Railway station Amsterdam Science Park is the nearest train station. We are located in building 904, as shown on the map of Science Park Amsterdam.

Our rooftop observatory is not currently accessible to wheelchair users, so we unfortunately cannot at this time accommodate wheelchair users for the observing and guided tour sections of our stargazing evenings.


For more information about the stargazing events or other questions about our outreach efforts, please send an e-mail to