Future Internet Lab

Crash course measuring air quality

12-4-18 19:00 - 12-4-18 22:30
The Student Hotel, Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

Do you want to know how healthy the air is that you breathe? Are you curious about the effects of roaring cars, scooters or wood stoves on air quality? Then come on 12 April to 'Jij Maakt de Stad!' at The Student Hotel in Amsterdam.

Thanks to cheap (er) technology, it is becoming easier as a non-scientist to collect reliable data about your own environment.

In the crash course air quality we experiment with DIY sensors and measuring the air quality in Amsterdam. How does it work? What do you need? What makes a self-measurement project successful? And what can we do with the results?

Register here - for this workshop choose 'Meten is weten'. The workshop is held twice. There is a general entrance fee for the rest of the event, but the workshop is free. Dutch spoken.

Curious about how you can contribute to a more sustainable Amsterdam? Be inspired by us and other cool sustainable initiatives on 'Jij Maakt de Stad!'. An event that we organize together with 'De Gezonde Stad' in The Student Hotel.


  • Introduction by Judith Veenkamp of Waag and Joost Wesseling, senior researcher at the RIVM and expert in the field of air quality.
  • Experiment yourself with DIY sensors and measuring air quality (particulate matter) in the courtyard of the Student Hotel.
  • Reflection on the data you have collected. What have we measured and what does that say?

This workshop is part of the Smart Citizens Lab of Waag and the European project MUV (Mobility Urban Values). This project looks for open data solutions for urban problems related to mobility and sustainability, which are mapped together with the local residents of neighbourhoods.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723521.