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Golden Ages - Amsterdam

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1585-1672

(Tentative Period)

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Rise

  • 1585, fall of Antwerp.
  • 1602, establishment of the VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie), the Dutch East India Company

Decline

  • 1672, the 'rampjaar' ('diaster year'), the year of the start of the Franco-Dutch and the third Anglo-Dutch wars
  • 1674, end of the first WIC (Dutch West India Company)

Population Facts

(source: 'Handel tussen Rusland en de Nederlanden, 1560-1640', by Eric Wijnroks, Hilversum)
  • 1500: 12,000 residents
  • 1560: 27,000 residents
  • 1600: 60,000 residents
  • 1622: 105,000 residents

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