Heineken Prizes
Honouring the best in Arts and Sciences

A tribute to internationally leading scientists, renowned visual artists and the next generation of talented researchers.

Over the last six decades, the Heineken Prizes have grown to become Netherlands’ most prestigious international awards for arts and sciences. In 2024, we will celebrate our 60th anniversary. That is why, this edition, we will focus on the prize with which it all began: the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. Alfred Heineken established the award in 1964 in honour of his father, Henry Pierre Heineken, a trained biochemist. Laureates of the prize include some of the world’s leading scientists and future Nobel laureates.

This year, we will also celebrate the future generations. We will reward four young researchers employed at a Dutch research institute whose work holds great promise and who will be presented with the Heineken Young Scientists Awards. All laureates are selected by an independent jury.

We are delighted to announce the laureates of the
Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2024.

Econometrician Kevin ten Haaf, historian Lorena De Vita, evolutionary biologist Casper van der Kooi, and developmental psychologist Manon van Scheppingen will receive the award. The jury commends the four young scientists for their outstanding work that makes them an example for other young researchers.



In 1964 Alfred Heineken endowed the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics in honour of his father, Henry Pierre Heineken, who was a chemist with a passion for science.


The Heineken Prizes reward individuals in the fields of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Art, Medicine, History, Environmental Sciences and Cognitive Science.

Nomination and Selection

The selection of the Heineken Prizes laureates is entrusted to independent juries. All jury members are leading experts their own fields of sciences and arts.

Award Ceremony

During the award ceremony we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the laureates in both science and art.

Recent Laureates