King opens "spectacular" new National Military Museum
The National Military Museum, designed by Rem Koolhaas, was opened by King William-Alexander on Thursday. The museum was erected in Soesterberg, Utrecht where the former Royal Netherlands Airbase stood since 1913. The museum unifies the collections of the Army Museum in Delft, which closed its doors for the last time two years ago, and the Military Aviation Museum. It spans a total area of 30 000m², nearly 100 football fields large, and glass walls up to 13 meters in height. It has space enough to house massive objects, like a Leopard 2A6 tank, a Tiger Moth bi-plane, and a F-15 Eagle fighter jet.