On the morning of October 17, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to officially open the new building of the Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken and Koninkrijksrelaties and the Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of Security and Justice).
Thereafter, His Majesty arrived at the Special Collections Department at the Universiteit van Amsterdam to open the special exhibition, Atlas der Neederlanden: De Dageraad van het Koninkrijk.
According to RVD the Atlas, “…consists of nine parts and contains 618 maps of the Netherlands from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.”
Atlas der Neederlanden: De Dageraad van het Koninkrijk will be open to the public on October 18, 2013 – January 19, 2014. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration of the Atlas please click here (in English).
Click here to watch a video from NOS about the Atlas.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH