A renowned center for contemporary music, the "Gaudeamus" Foundation organizes and promotes contemporary musical activities and concerts both in The Netherlands and abroad. Founded in 1945, "Gaudeamus" focuses on supporting the career development of young composers and musicians through its library facilities, contacts with international organizations, and its own activities:
- International Gaudeamus Music Week, focuses on music by young composers
- International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition, for performers of contemporary music
- Concerts and Festivals
- Library and Documentation Center for contemporary music
- Gaudeamus Information, newsletter published every six months.