Culture Grid was an initiative of Waag to offer an optical fibre connection to cultural institutions in Amsterdam.

Broadband connection

Culture Grid connected several physical locations in city, like those around the Leidseplein, with an optical fibre connection directly to the network, thus providing a high speed connection for content delivery or (live) streaming services. 

Culture Grid was an official Cultural Service Provider, appointed by SURFnet and was connected to the optical fibre network SURFnet6. In 2015, services are continued by BOA-Amsterdam, a cooperative of which every cultural or educational institution becomes a member.

Project duration

1 Jan 2007 - 1 Nov 2015


  • SURF
  • SURFsara