History is shaped by discoveries and reforms. But there is only one period that can be called the time of the explorers and reformers.
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.
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.
In this era, the voice of the people grew ever larger. This means that we can now demand that new elections be held.