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SPUI25 is an academic-cultural centre located on Spui, Amsterdam’s literary square. As a vibrant forum SPUI25 connects the academic world with the cultural sector in the broadest sense, as its events oscillate between science and imagination, fact and fiction. Almost daily, academics, writers, journalists, critics and creatives take the stage to discuss new findings in science and culture. At SPUI25, different perspectives intersect and produce new insights.

The venue of SPUI25, which seats 100 guests, hosts discussions, debates and interviews, as well as book presentations, lectures and award ceremonies. With its programmes, the centre targets both the academic community of researchers, lecturers, alumni and students, as well as a wide public with broad literary and cultural interests. In addition, SPUI25 organises events on location either to reach a larger audience or as part of a collaboration with external parties.

SPUI25 is a forum for serious thinking and aims at visitors who are curious and eager to learn. As an effect, its audience is never a mere observer–there is always a chance to ask questions or test your opinion.