Do you know all about the time when the Ancient Greeks and Romans lived? This time is called Antiquity. It lasted from 3000 BC to 500 AD.
Has the Netherlands been in Roman hands in history? Some places do. The Romans could only conquer the south of the Netherlands.
Nowadays, almost every village has a church. Can you imagine the church was once forbidden? In the era of the Romans, you weren't allowed to be a Christian.
You must have been in a castle once. Castles remind us of the Middle Ages. In addition to castles, many monasteries were built during this period.
Nowadays it is polite to call a man a 'gentleman'. In the past, few men were a gentleman.
Have you ever heard of the separation between church and state? In the middle ages this did not exist yet. The Pope was more powerful than the emperor.
It will happen To you. You're four years old. You can only just talk and you'll be crowned king. In history, this was quite common.
The world is at your feet. Do you know this saying? In the era of the explorers and reformers, they have discovered almost all parts of the world.
How many churches are in town with you? Probably a lot. The Catholic churches are the oldest in history. It wasn't until later that other churches joined.
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?