Dutch East India Company
The Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC, "United East India Company") was a chartered company established in 1602, when the States General of the Netherlands gr...
The Dutch Surrender New Netherland
Get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City.
Spice trade
The spice trade refers to the trade between historical civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. Spices such as cinnamon, cassia, cardamom, ginger, pepper, and turmeric were known, and used ...
Oost-Indisch Huis
The Oost-Indisch Huis (Dutch for "East India House") is an early 17th-century building in the centre of Amsterdam. It was a headquarters of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compag...
Dutch East India Company in Indonesia
The Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, "United East India Company"; VOC) had a presence in the Indonesian archipelago from 1603, when the first trading post was e...
Dutch missions to Edo
The Dutch East India Company missions to Edo were regular tribute missions to the court of the Tokugawa Shogun in Edo (modern Tokyo) to reassure the ties between the Bakufu and the Opperhoofd. The Opp...
VOC Opperhoofden in Japan
VOC Opperhoofden in Japan were the chief traders of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC in old-spelling Dutch, literally "United East Indian Company") in Japan duri...
Dejima
Dejima (Japanese: 出島, "exit island"), in old Western documents latinized as 'Decima', 'Desjima', 'Dezima', 'Disma', or 'Disima', was a small fan-shaped artificial island built in the bay of Na...
Amboyna massacre
The Amboyna massacre was the 1623 torture and execution on Ambon Island (present-day Maluku, Indonesia), of twenty men, ten of whom were in the service of the English East India Company, by agents of ...
Batavia (ship)
Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It was built in Amsterdam in 1628 and armed with 24 cast-iron cannons, and a number of bronze guns. Batavia, shipwrecked on her maiden voyage,...
Kandyan Treaty of 1638
The Kandyan Treaty of 1638 was a treaty between the Kingdom of Kandy, in Sri Lanka, and the Dutch Republic signed by King Rajasinghe II for the Kingdom of Kandy and Adam Westerwold and William Jacobsz...
Treaty of Bongaja
The Treaty of Bongaja was signed on November 18, 1667 between Sultan Hasanudin of Gowa and the Dutch East India Company (VOC). This treaty was developed after Dutch imperial forces (allied with the Bu...
1740 Batavia massacre
The 1740 Batavia massacre (Dutch: Chinezenmoord, literally "Murder of the Chinese"; Indonesian: Geger Pacinan, meaning "Chinatown Tumult") was a pogrom of ethnic Chinese in the port city of Ba...
Travancore-Dutch War
The Travancore–Dutch War was a war between the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Indian kingdom of Travancore, culminating in the Battle of Colachel in 1741.
The seeds for the war were laid w...
Treaty of Giyanti
The Treaty of Giyanti (also known as the Treaty of Gianti Java, the Gianti Agreement, or the Giyanti Treaty) was signed and ratified on February 13, 1757 in Giyanti (southeast of Karanganyar, Central ...
Selaru languages
The Selaru languages are a pair of Austronesian languages (geographically Central–Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages) spoken in the Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia. They are not closely related, being ...
Dutch Suratte
Suratte or Soeratte was a famous trading city on the north coast of what is now India, in the modern state of Gujarat, lying on the river Tapti. The city, now known as Surat, became a directorate of t...
East Halmahera Regency
East Halmahera Regency or Halmahera Timur is a regency of Halmahera in North Maluku Province, Indonesia. At the 2010 Census it had a population of 72,880. The capital lies at Maba, a port on the Gulf...
Rooswijk
The Rooswijk was a ship belonging to the VOC (Dutch East India Company) that, according to recent, non-contemporary, news reports, sank in 1740.
According to the recent reports, the Rooswijk was b...
Willem River
The Willem River or Willems River was named during the voyage of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, or VOC) ship Mauritius in 1618, under the command of Supercargo Willem...
Mauritius (1618 ship)
The Mauritius was an early 17th Century Dutch wooden-hulled sailing ship, documented as being in service to the Dutch East India Company between 1618 to 1622.
On the 1618 voyage, the ship was comm...
Württemberg Cape Regiment
The Württemberg Cape Regiment (German: Württembergisches Kapregiment ) was a German military unit which was stationed at the Cape of Good Hope toward the end of the 18th century, in the service of...
Seram Island
Seram (formerly spelled Ceram; also Seran or Serang) is the largest and main island of Maluku province of Indonesia, despite Ambon Island's historical importance. It is located just north of smaller ...
Gerard Arnout Hasselaer
Gerard Arnout Hasselaer (20 February 1698, Amsterdam - 12 July 1766, Heemstede) was a burgomaster and counsellor of the city of Amsterdam, and a Director of the Dutch East India Company.Some historian...
Meermin slave mutiny
The Meermin slave mutiny took place in February 1766 and lasted for three weeks. The Meermin was one of many slave ships owned by the Dutch East India Company. Her final voyage was cut short by the m...