The Dutch East Indies still remains one of the most intriguing chapters in Dutch history. Today's Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world with more than 220 million inhabitants. How could the extensive archipelago have been a colony of a country like the Netherlands for centuries, which alone is three times smaller in area than Java? Specialists from the Netherlands Institute for Image and Sound dug into the institute's extensive audiovisual archives in search of unique visual material that brings the most important moments in the history of the Dutch East Indies to life. The Dutch East Indies contains a rich selection of these, with many never-before-seen images.
This text has been translated automatically from Dutch