During the opening ceremony on May 8 2007, her Majesty Queen Beatrix set the Foucault's pendulum in motion and she received the first copy of the Huygens building book. Together with a selected audience, the queen attended a performance entitled "de Huygenssuite", by Theatergroep Adhoc. She visited laboratories and had dialogues with students and employees of the Science faculty. (See a video
(You Tube) on the opening ceremony made by the Vox redaction).
Festivities around the opening of the first two wings
Here a flash-back is shown of the activities at the occasion of the opening of wing 1 and 2 of the Huygens building in which a fire show was performed by Compagnie Doedel
|Opening with a fire show
Photography: see Colophone