The Collection of
Freshwater Micro-organisms

Curator: Wim van Egmond


Every small pool of fresh water contains the most astonishing life forms. What looks like filthy scum floating on a pond becomes breathtakingly beautiful under the microscope. Explore this mysterious world ruled by flagella, cilia and pseudopodia.

Use the thumbnails or click on the pictures to roam the museum from one portrait to the next! As in the real microworld many organisms are hidden.