Afterward, His Majesty held a brief audience with Professor J.TH.J van den Berg who presented the king with the book entitled, De Eerste Hondervijftig Jaar: Parlementaire Geschiedenis van Nederland, 1796-1946.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Leiden to open the newly renovated historic tropical greenhouse complex at Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world.
According to the official website for Hortus Botanicus:
“The Universiteit Leiden commenced on a program of sustainable renovation of the historical tropical glasshouses at the Hortus Botanicus Leiden in April 2012.
The level of the first glasshouse has been raised and a canopy walk has been constructed from which the visitor can look down on a tropical forest from above. There is a newly created classroom balcony, which will be the starting point for guided tours of the glasshouses.
The tropical glasshouses will accommodate scientific collections as well those interesting for the general public.”
For more information about Hortus Botanicus Leiden please visit their official website here.
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