• The Space Week

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Join The Space Week together with 10.000+ visitors! 
This 9-day space extravaganza includes unique experiences and events on exclusive locations in The Netherlands. Together with the entire Dutch space sector, The Space Week NL demystifies space by opening its doors for everyone. We connect people, knowledge, talent and money across sectors to help visitors uncover space and its endless possibilities. From investors and policy makers to business and the public:


there is space for everyone.

The Space Week is powered and initiated by NL Space Campus in collaboration with ESA ESTEC and supported by the Dutch space sector.


Programme The Space Week 2023

  • Saturday 30 September

  • Saturday 7 October

  • Sunday 8 October

  • Monday 9 October

  • Tuesday 10 October

  • Thursday 12 October

  • Friday 13 October

  • Saturday 14 October

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Walk of Space guided tour for residents
30 September 2023
Walk of Space guided tour for residents
VVV Noordwijk
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Space Tourist Amsterdam – a space-themed cycling tour
07 October 2023
Space Tourist Amsterdam – a space-themed cycling tour
Amsterdam
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Weekend van de Wetenschap
07 October 2023
Weekend van de Wetenschap
Nederland
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Open Day Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)
07 October 2023
Open Day Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)
SRON, Niels Bohrweg 4, Leiden
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Annual ESA Open Day for people with a disability
07 October 2023
Annual ESA Open Day for people with a disability
ESA ESTEC
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Weekend van de Wetenschap
08 October 2023
Weekend van de Wetenschap
Nederland
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Annual ESA Open Day
08 October 2023
Annual ESA Open Day
ESA ESTEC, Space Expo, NL Space Campus
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Discover what the Netherlands does in Space. Meet the Dutch experts in the NL Space tent
08 October 2023
Discover what the Netherlands does in Space. Meet the Dutch experts in the NL Space tent
ESA ESTEC
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CometLab User Workshop
09 October 2023
CometLab User Workshop
Decos, Huygensstraat 30, Noordwijk
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Special Student Preview Fabrique des Lumières: Destination Cosmos
09 October 2023
Special Student Preview Fabrique des Lumières: Destination Cosmos
37 Pazzanistraat, Amsterdam
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Walk of Space guided tour for residents
10 October 2023
Walk of Space guided tour for residents
VVV Noordwijk
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Seize Your Dreams Workshop
10 October 2023
Seize Your Dreams Workshop
Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft, Lecture Hall C
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Space for Life Panel Discussion
10 October 2023
Space for Life Panel Discussion
Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft, Lecture Hall C
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Satelliettoepassingen voor overheden (Dutch)
10 October 2023
Invite only
Satelliettoepassingen voor overheden (Dutch)
Netherlands Space Office
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Young (space) professionals
12 October 2023
Young (space) professionals
Space Expo, Noordwijk
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Space Lady of the Year Award 2023 (during N&D XL)
12 October 2023
Space Lady of the Year Award 2023 (during N&D XL)
Space Expo
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LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2023 Reunion (during N&D XL)
12 October 2023
LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2023 Reunion (during N&D XL)
Space Expo
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NL Space Campus Network & Drinks XL
12 October 2023
NL Space Campus Network & Drinks XL
Space Expo
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NVR Galaxy Gala 2023
13 October 2023
NVR Galaxy Gala 2023
De Schaapskooi, Delft
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Open Day Old Observatory
14 October 2023
Open Day Old Observatory
Old Observatory Leiden
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Saturday 7 October

Space Tourist Amsterdam – a space-themed cycling tour
07 October 2023
Space Tourist Amsterdam – a space-themed cycling tour
Amsterdam
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Annual ESA Open Day for people with a disability
07 October 2023
Annual ESA Open Day for people with a disability
ESA ESTEC
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Sunday 8 October

Annual ESA Open Day
08 October 2023
Annual ESA Open Day
ESA ESTEC, Space Expo, NL Space Campus
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Discover what the Netherlands does in Space. Meet the Dutch experts in the NL Space tent
08 October 2023
Discover what the Netherlands does in Space. Meet the Dutch experts in the NL Space tent
ESA ESTEC
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Monday 9 October

CometLab User Workshop
09 October 2023
CometLab User Workshop
Decos, Huygensstraat 30, Noordwijk
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Thursday 12 October

Space Lady of the Year Award 2023 (during N&D XL)
12 October 2023
Space Lady of the Year Award 2023 (during N&D XL)
Space Expo
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LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2023 Reunion (during N&D XL)
12 October 2023
LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2023 Reunion (during N&D XL)
Space Expo
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NL Space Campus Network & Drinks XL
12 October 2023
NL Space Campus Network & Drinks XL
Space Expo
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Friday 13 October

NVR Galaxy Gala 2023
13 October 2023
NVR Galaxy Gala 2023
De Schaapskooi, Delft
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The Space Week is for

  • All curious people
  • Neighbours and families
  • Students and teachers
  • Space citizens and (citizen) scientists
  • Businesses and investors
  • Municipalities and provinces
  • Engineers and astronauts
  • Everyone on Planet Earth and those wanting to use space to do good 

Why join The Space Week?

  • Learn why space innovation is essential to facilitate our everyday life on earth (think of navigation, the microwave, solar panels and much more) 
  • Get inspired with passionate space talks, visits and all the potential the space industry has to offer
  • Experience the beginning of the James Webb Telescope Era, where we go further and look closer to the beginning everyday
  • Learn how to accelerate your ideas and business using opportunities from the space industry
  • Benefit from direct access to the vast network of the space industry including universities, investors and future talent
  • Be part of the future that is here now.

Frequently asked questions

Since there’s so much going on during this 9-day space festival, we can imagine you need help getting oriented. Find the most frequently asked questions below to get started. For remaining questions, please contact us via mail.

Where can I learn more about The Space Week?

To understand the 'why' of last year's The Space Week 2022, read this background story

For an impression of last year's edition of The Space Week, view the aftermovies!

Where is The Space Week 2023?

The Space Week is a 9-day space festival in The Netherlands with various events on multiple locations including Noordwijk, Leiden and Delft. The full program will be announced soon. Subscribe to the newsletter to stay up-to-date.

Which events can I attend?

The full program for The Space Week '23 will be announced soon. 

Depending on the organising party, you will see for whom every event is open when you click on any event in the programme. Some events are specifically for children, and some are specifically for investors or employees of the municipality. Don't worry, there is an event for everyone! 

How do I get invited to (closed) events?

Every event has an organising party, which is indicated on the event page when you click on the one you are interested in. If you are interested to join a closed event that is on invite only, but you have not been personally invited, you may contact the organising party of that event directly to request an invitation. It is up to the organising party to decide wether or not they can offer you entrance. NL Space Campus has no influence on that decision. Please contact the organising party directly for any questions. 

I’m interested in exploring how space can help me grow my business, which events should I attend?

If you are a (non-space) investor and/or business wanting to connect with the industry to accelerate your growth, we recommend you to keep an eye on the programma that will be announced soon. There will be plenty events where you can learn, talk and network with likeminded people and businesses. You can also find us there and we are happy to talk, answer all your questions in person, and help you get connected to the right organisations and businesses. Also follow NL Space Campus on LinkedIn for more opportunities for (non-)space businesses!

Made possible together with

Leiden Delft Erasmus Universities
Universiteit Leiden
Space Business Innovation Center - SBIC
TU Delft
Gemeente Noordwijk
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Netherlands Space Office - NSO
SpaceNed
GroundstationDOT Space
GNSS CoE
VSV Leonardo Da Vinci
Space Expo Noordwijk
DECOS
HE Space
Netherlands Space Society - NVR
NLR
Aerospace Innovation Hub
CGI
Erasmus Universiteit
European Space Agency - ESA
Science and Technology - S&T
Space Generation Advisory Council
SRON
EUSPA
Noordwijk Marketing
Oude Sterrewacht Leiden
Weekend van de Wetenschap
PLNT
We Work in Space
Void Visual
  • Leiden Delft Erasmus Universities
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Space Business Innovation Center - SBIC
  • TU Delft
  • Gemeente Noordwijk
  • Provincie Zuid-Holland
  • Netherlands Space Office - NSO
  • SpaceNed
  • GroundstationDOT Space
  • GNSS CoE
  • VSV Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Space Expo Noordwijk
  • DECOS
  • HE Space
  • Netherlands Space Society - NVR
  • NLR
  • Aerospace Innovation Hub
  • CGI
  • Erasmus Universiteit
  • European Space Agency - ESA
  • Science and Technology - S&T
  • Space Generation Advisory Council
  • SRON
  • EUSPA
  • Noordwijk Marketing
  • Oude Sterrewacht Leiden
  • Weekend van de Wetenschap
  • PLNT
  • We Work in Space
  • Void Visual