Canon of the Netherlands

  1. Lessons

    Trijntje

    The hunter-gatherers

  2. Lessons

    circa 3000 BC

    Megalithic tombs

    The first farmers

  3. Lessons

    47 A.D.-circa 400 A.D.

    The Roman Limes

    On the frontiers of the Roman world

  4. Lessons

    658 A.D.-739 A.D.

    Willibrord

    The spread of Christianity

  5. Lessons

    742 A.D. – 814 A.D.

    Charlemagne

    Emperor of the West

  6. Lessons

    circa 1100

    Hebban olla vogala

    The Dutch language under development

  7. Lessons

    1356-circa 1450

    The Hanseatic League

    Collaboration pays off

  8. Lessons

    Hieronymus Bosch

    Painter in a medieval town

  9. Lessons

    Mary of Burgundy

    Sovereign between Burgundy and Habsburg

  10. Lessons

    1469?-1536

    Erasmus

    A critical mind in Europe

  11. Lessons

    1566

    The Revolt

    From the Iconoclastic Fury to the Act of Abjuration

  12. Lessons

    1533-1584

    William of Orange

    From rebel to “Father of the Fatherland”

  13. Lessons

    Johan van Oldenbarnevelt

    Chasms within the Republic

  14. Lessons

    1602-1799

    The trading Companies VOC & WIC

    Sailing and fighting for trade

  15. Lessons

    1612

    The Beemster Polder

    Dry feet in the polder

  16. Lessons

    1583-1645

    Hugo Grotius

    Pioneer of modern international law

  17. Lessons

    1637

    The States Bible

    The power of the Word

  18. Lessons

    1606?-1669

    Rembrandt

    A country full of painters

  19. Lessons

    1662

    Blaeu’s Atlas Maior

    Mapping the world

  20. Lessons

    1607-1676

    Michiel de Ruyter

    The Republic in choppy seas

  21. Lessons

    1629-1695

    Christiaan Huygens

    The beginnings of modern science

  22. Lessons

    1632-1677

    Spinoza

    In search of truth

  23. Lessons

    circa 1637-1863

    Slavery

    Human trafficking and forced labour

  24. Lessons

    1744-1828

    Eise Eisinga

    The solar system in a living room

  25. Lessons

    Sara Burgerhart

    Rebellious women in the Age of Reason

  26. Lessons

    1780-1795

    The patriots

    Democratising the Republic

  27. Lessons

    1769-1821

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    The French period in the Netherlands

  28. Lessons

    1772-1843

    King William I

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands and Belgium

  29. Lessons

    1839

    The first railway

    Acceleration

  30. Lessons

    1848

    The Constitution

    The most important law of the Netherlands

  31. Lessons

    1860

    Max Havelaar

    Injustice in the Dutch East Indies

  32. Lessons

    19th century

    The Child Protection Act of Van Houten

    Out of the factory and into the school

  33. Lessons

    1853-1890

    Vincent van Gogh

    Painter in a new age

  34. Lessons

    1854-1929

    Aletta Jacobs

    Standing up for equal rights

  35. Lessons

    1914-1918

    World War I

    Wartime neutrality

  36. Lessons

    Anton de Kom

    Fighting racism and colonialism

  37. Lessons

    1940-1945

    World War II

    The Netherlands occupied and liberated

  38. Lessons

    1929-1945

    Anne Frank

    The persecution of the Jews

  39. Lessons

    1945-1949

    Indonesia

    The struggle for independence

  40. Lessons

    1 February 1953

    The great flood

    The danger of water

  41. Lessons

    since 1948

    Television

    The world on your screen

  42. Lessons

    since circa 1880

    The port of Rotterdam

    Gateway to the world

  43. Lessons

    Marga Klompé

    The welfare state

  44. Lessons

    The immigrant workers

    New Dutch residents

  45. Lessons

    1911-1995

    Annie M.G. Schmidt

    Going against the grain of a bourgeois country

  46. Lessons

    Coal and gas

    The energy issue

  47. Lessons

    since 1945

    The Caribbean

    Far away yet connected

  48. Lessons

    1995

    Srebrenica

    Responsible for peace

  49. Lessons

    since 1945

    Europe

    Joining forces for a peaceful Europe

  50. Lessons

    That Orange Feeling

    Sport connects

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