When the route to the Indies was established companies began to crop up quickly. Many entrepreneurs favoured the idea of investing in the trade with Asia to make it rich.
During the set-up of the Dutch East India Company it looked like it was ahead of its time with shares being bought by all the social classes. Patrons, teachers, servants,
With different eyes ‘’They’ve got red hair, blue eyes. They’re tall, have long faces and long noses with a white complexion.’’ That’s how the Japanese described the Dutch, who lived
There are most certainly parallels which can be drawn between the past and present, which reflect on the demise of the VOC. In the course of the 18th century, business
When the Dutch returned to Indonesia after the collapse of Napoleon, the situation had totally changed. The time of great profit on spices was over. The trade in Chinese porcelain