Huib Zuidervaart studied physics, astronomy and history of science at VU University in Amsterdam. In 1999 he received a PhD from Utrecht University for a thesis on the history of astronomy in the Netherlands. Nederlandse Sterrenkunde in de Achttiende Eeuw. He has held a variety of positions in secondary and university education (at VU University Amsterdam and Leiden University) and has worked at several museums, including Museum Boerhaave. He is employed by Huygens ING since September 2007 and is the editor in chief of the Belgian-Dutch journal for the History of science, medicine and universities: Studium, tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis.
- A certain instrument for seeing far. Four centuries of styling the telescope, illustrated by a selection of treasures from the Louwman collection of historic telescopes
- Between Rhetoric an Reality: instrumental practices at the Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory of the Amsterdam Society ‘Felix Meritis’, 1789-1889
- Einsteins Hollandse Cirkel
- The Practice of Philology in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands.
- Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s microscopes and other scientific instruments: new information from the Delft archives
- The Evasion of Dollond’s Notorious Patent on the Achromatic Telescope by the Move to the Dutch Republic of the Instrument Makers Eastland and Champneys
- Ridders, Priesters en Predikanten in Schelluinen. De geschiedenis van een Commanderij van de Ridderlijke Duitsche Orde, Balije van Utrecht.