March 20, 1602: The Dutch East India Company is founded. The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-indische Compagnie) was founded through the sponsorship of the Dutch government, who granted it a monopoly over trade in the East Indies through a charter that was set to expire after twenty-one years. The company could, through this charter, build forts and conduct military and diplomatic activities in the area, which would help to protect and direct Dutch trade in the East Indies
CLEVELAND — Traveling with the permanent security detail provided by the Dutch government because of threats due to his stance on Islamic immigration, Dutch politician Geert Wilders showed up at the Republican Convention advocating the election of Donald Trump. “Mr. Trump is a politician, whether the Europeans like him or not, who has one interest, […]
1977 Treinkaping De Punt door Molukkers... Ik zag het als kind op televisie en ondanks dat ik niet wist wat de achtergrond en het motief van de kapers was, vond ik ze toch zielig en schokte het me toen ze neergeschoten werden. Iets wat veel indruk heeft gemaakt.
Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander and his fiance Maxima Zorreguieta leave the Raad van State after their visit December 5, 2001 to the highest advisory board of the Dutch Government in The Hague, the Netherlands. Maxima is getting familiar with government bodies, with less than 2 months to go for her wedding with Willem Alexander on February 2, 2002.