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Location address: Nederland, Zuid-Holland
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A masterpiece by Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the greatest female scientists and artists of the seventeenth century, is stored here in this librabry. ‘When looking at the breathtaking results of Merian’s work you have to agree with me that the Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium was made by a naturalist who was also the greatest botanical and insect painter that ever lived.’ —Redmond O’Hanlon, author and explorer.
The National Library of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninklijke Bibliotheek or KB; Royal Library) is based in The Hague and was founded in 1798. The mission of the National Library of the Netherlands, as presented on the library’s web site, is to provide “access to the knowledge and culture of the past and the present by providing high-quality services for research, study, and cultural experience”.