LCAM: 2023 is the Van Leeuwenhoek year

In 2023 it will be 300 years after Antoni van Leeuwenhoek died at the age of 90 after a life full of wonder, observations and discoveries.

The story of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek deserves a large audience. You could say that the scientific revolution was partly shaped by Antoni's lens. The discovery of the bacterium, the structure and functioning of plants, animals and man, the unraveling of reproduction; breakthroughs from the time of Van Leeuwenhoek.

Through his self-made lenses, he showed a micro-universe never before seen by a human being. Imagine discovering a totally unknown world. How do you know what you see? How do you show it? And how do you convince others that the world is very different from what they think?

In 2023 we will remember the wonder and craftsmanship of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. At the website you will find more information about what you can do, view and especially discover during the year!