The Pope is very powerful. But back in history, his power was much greater. Did you know that the Netherlands had to fight its way free from the Catholics?
Have you ever heard of the Golden Age? In this era, the Netherlands was very rich and powerful. In Amsterdam you can still see many beautiful buildings from this time.
Exploring the world without a map in a wooden boat was a huge challenge. The Dutch from the era of the golden age took on this challenge.