Last week, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the South Holland coastal region, famous for its dunes and flower fields. The region is characterised by versatility and contrasts, which are central during this royal visit.
The so-called “Dune and Flower Bulb Region” is located in the north of the province of South Holland and is mainly known for flower bulb cultivation. More than 190,000 people live in five municipalities: Lisse, Teylingen, Hillegom, Katwijk and Noordwijk.
In Noordwijk, the Royal Couple visits the site where the NL Space Campus is being developed. Here they met start-ups that are working on applications of knowledge and technology from space in other sectors, such as agriculture, security and health care. Finally, they had a discussion with representatives from the space cluster, about how the development of the space campus can be stimulated and the cluster can be further strengthened.
About NL Space Campus
NL Space Campus is the gateway to the Dutch Space Cluster. Together with ESA’s technical heart ESTEC, the Galileo Reference Centre and the strong Dutch space cluster that includes the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus universities alliance, we are an important European Space Hub.