Descartes Huygens Prize Ceremony

30 January 2017 from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs
Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
+31 20 551 0864
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Dutch maritime historian Louis Sicking and French behavioural economist Olivier l’Haridon will receive the Descartes-Huygens Prize. 

They have been awarded the prize for their outstanding research and their contribution to Franco-Dutch relations. The € 23,000 prize will allow the Dutch historian to work in France as a guest researcher and the French economist to conduct research in the Netherlands.


  • Opening by José van Dijck, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • Presentation of the Prize to Louis Sicking by Philippe Lalliot, ambassador of France
  • Presentation of the Prize to Olivier l’Haridon by José van Dijck
  • Short lectures by Louis Sicking & Olivier l’Haridon
  • Interview with the laureates by Lidwien Poorthuis