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.
In the era of the golden age there was a displacement of power. The church had had the most power for a long time. Now the citizens were allowed to rule.
We all have a bad day. But a disaster year? 1672 went down in history as a disaster year. We were attacked on all sides.
Did you know that the Netherlands was much smaller at the beginning of the golden age? During this period, many lakes were drained. In this way, the Netherlands grew bigger and bigger.
What would you do if you were the boss of the Netherlands? In history there have been many people who wanted absolute rule over the Netherlands.