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Period 5

Time of explorers and reformers

History is shaped by discoveries and reforms. But there is only one period that can be called the time of the explorers and reformers.

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Period 6

Time of regents and princes

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.

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Period 6 Time of regents and princes

Civil governance and urban culture in the Netherlands

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.

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Period 6 Time of regents and princes

The pursuit of monarchs for absolute power

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.

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Period 6 Time of regents and princes

The scientific revolution

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.

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Period 7 Time of wigs and revolutions

The pursuit of fundamental rights and the political influence of the citizenry in the French and Batavian Revolution

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.

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Period 8 Time of citizens and steam engines

The emergence of a parliamentary system and the increase in popular influence

In this era, the voice of the people grew ever larger. This means that we can now demand that new elections be held.