Niluk began out of a simple discovery. Online social media platforms which were made to make us feel more connected, are actually creating a counter movement which negitively impact some of the deepest foundations of our mental health.

During the past decade, people began spending more and more time alone and behind a screen. At the same time, something else began to happen amongst us... burnout, stress, and weakened immunity, became more and more of a frequent topic amongst young adults who felt the growing societal pressure that was ever visible within this new online world.

These correlating imbalances are also all symptoms of a new scientifically-diagnosed epidemic—loneliness—which crosses multiple generational barriers and has only just begun. These studies are only the beginning; we have just started the journey uncovering the truth behind social isolation and the impact on our health. We believe the answer is simple.

Get offline and back to the real world.

The team of Niluk is determined to find a better, simpler, solution. While we still believe in the power of technology to help us navigate beyond our physical boundaries. The app is engineered to keep you in this alternate universe as short as possible, in contrast to other networks which are designed to keep us addicted and on our phones.

This unique platform key features includes NO social media components, but a pre-filter to find new connections based on your common interests/proximity and a lightweight UX to connect you to new members of your local community whether you are at home or in a new country. So everyone can reclaim their right to experience a feeling of belonging no matter where they are in the world.

All gender, ethnicities, sexual preferences or beliefs are welcome to join NILUK. NILUK is an open minded company, built by and for young adults who are eager to change the world for the better. It is at our core to create a fair and equal environment for all.

Let us build new experiences, together.


our values







real people
+ shared experiences
+ common passions
+ accessible app

= a stronger version of yourself




Are you our crash test dummy to be? Even though our app is still under construction, we’re giving exclusive access to those who can handle bumpy rides and help us improve the niluk experience. Feedback, or fun ideas for the app? Don't be shy and say hi! Drop us your ideas:


Demonstrator lab, Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands