Felix Meritis Connecting Cultures

Felix Meritis Connecting Cultures

Felix Meritis Foundation

The Felix Meritis Foundation continues to express the values of the Enlightenment that led its founders to reflect upon and develop sciences. For the Felix Meritis Foundation, art, culture, philosophy and politics are matters of everyday life.

The Observatory on the Felix Meritis roof in 1807


The Felix Meritis Foundation provides the European public with a space for reflection and connection. We believe in (the need for) cultural diversity in Europe as an engine of progress and social cohesion. We foster the European dialogue and take part in national and international cultural networks.


Through deeper understanding and dialogue with different groups in Europe and the world, we strengthen the insight into and understanding of the European cultural integration process among citizens of Amsterdam, Europe and the world. Central topics are active (European) citizenship, freedom and democracy and the rule of law.

Cultural heritage

Felix Meritis’ heritage is still alive and represents for many a shared and common memory of our European citizenship and ideals so far…


This memory is accesible through our archive, which soon will be opened gradually, its’ range varying from debates, essays and texts to art, images and videos of the many speakers who visited Felix Meritis throughout the decades.

Have already now a look at our videos:




The Felix Meritis Foundation cooperates with the following partners:

Metropool Soul for Europe Felix Meritis Connecting Cultures GRAD Webshop