History of The Netherlands

Can you answer these questions about the history of the Netherlands?
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Last updated: January 2, 2020
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Who wrote "Diary of a Young Girl" while hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic?
Anne Frank
What country was known as the Dutch East Indies when it was a Dutch colony?
Indonesia
What country in South America was once a Dutch colony?
Suriname
Who painted "The Starry Night"?
Vincent Van Gogh
Who painted "The Night Watch"?
Rembrandt
Who painted "Girl with a Pearl Earring"?
Jan Vermeer
What African city was established by the Dutch in 1652?
Cape Town
What Dutch-derived language is still spoken in Africa today?
Afrikaans
From what country did the Netherlands gain its independence following the
Eighty Years' War?
Spain /
Habsburg Empire
What was the currency of the Netherlands before it was replaced by the Euro?
Guilder
What Dutch footballer won three Ballon d'Or awards in the early 1970s?
Johan Cruyff
What flower's prices caused a "mania" in the 17th century?
Tulip
What was the name of New York City when it was Dutch colony?
Nieuw Amsterdam
During what 1688 revolution was the King of England overthrown and replaced by
his daughter and her Dutch husband?
Glorious Revolution
What trade did the Netherlands dominate during the 1600s and 1700s?
Spice Trade
What city, starting with U, was the most important city of the Netherlands
during the Middle Ages?
Utrecht
What Dutch scientist was the first person to see single-cell organisms?
Antonie
van Leeuwenhoek
What Dutch explorer "discovered" New Zealand?
Abel Tasman
What bird went extinct shortly after the Dutch settlement of Mauritius in 1638?
Dodo
What Dutch royal house was established by William the Silent?
House of Orange-
Nassau
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Level 81
Jan 1, 2020
Could you accept "gulden" please? The Dutch name for the currency.
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2020
And 'Oranje' for 'Orange' - it's a name, after all. Apart from that, great quiz! Love the orange bar on top.
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2021
Which is universally referred to as "Orange" in English.
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Level 37
Feb 22, 2022
As well as Oranje-Nassau. It is not Orange, but 'Oranje'.
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Level 90
Jan 2, 2020
Thank you for your leniency on van Leeuwenhoek
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Level 74
Jan 12, 2020
Seconded
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Level 84
Jan 14, 2020
I don't even know what leniency there is ^^ (but as a Belgian, I'm quite familiar with dutch).
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2020
Lionhook? (Actually lioncorner)
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Level 84
Jan 15, 2020
I meant that I always spell it right. Anyway, yes, I think it means "of the lions' corner" or something like that ^^.
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2020
I think I just tried vaguely Dutch spelling combinations until it worked.
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Level 81
Jan 3, 2020
Please take Bloodless Revolution for the Glorious Revolution, thanks.
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Level 56
Jan 14, 2020
Overthrowing of an English king isn't really part of Dutch history
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Level 58
Jan 14, 2020
It is when it's a Dutch king who does the overthrowing! William was king of England as well as being Stadtholder in the Netherlands at the same time as a result of the revolution.
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Level 56
Jan 15, 2020
I agree that him being a leader in the Netherlands is probably why this is incorporated, but in the Netherlands this event isn't a big part of the history and receives barely any attention in schools as the revolution took place in England and not in the Netherlands.
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Level 57
Jan 14, 2020
Damn, my grandparents killed the dodo..
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2020
And ate it too
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Level 83
Jan 29, 2020
Apparently they were so unused to seeing humans and therefore so unafraid that the large birds would walk straight in to the Dutch camps where they would be eaten, and sometimes straight in to the camp fire.
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2022
A small correction here. The dodo bird was actually considered a 'walgvogel' which basically meant it tasted disgusting. After that conclusion was made, they were rarely eaten really
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2020
I tried slave trade, but apparently the Dutch weren't as active as other countries in this (500k to the 4.5M of the Portuguese)
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Level 63
Jan 14, 2020
You can't call them marginal in the slave trade, but they had a monopoly on nutmeg and cloves for a long time.And that made a lot of investors of the VOC insanely wealthy.
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Level 76
Jan 14, 2020
Arrggghhh... Tried to think to different spices for _____ Trade but didn't think of typing 'spice'!!
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2020
Welp, I apparently can't spell van Gogh. :-(
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Level 68
Jan 15, 2020
Probably can't pronounce it as well, since I've never met someone that doesn't speak Dutch who knows how to pronounce it right :'(
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Level 71
Dec 9, 2020
I know there's a city near the Belgium border called Gos and it's pronounced 'hoes' - so I guess Van Gogh would be like 'Van Ho'?
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Level 60
Aug 12, 2021
I think Vàn Khokkh (the throat scraping sound) comes close
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Level 32
Jan 14, 2020
Hi, Belgian here! Please accept "Oranje", since it's the Dutch word.
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Level 54
Jan 14, 2020
Great quiz - great history. But really, a footballer, sigh. Missed that one.
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Level 56
Jan 15, 2020
please also accept 'Johannes Vermeer'
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2022
Could you please accept Kaapstad for Cape Town, since that was the name of the colony that was founded
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Level 71
Jun 24, 2022
Fun and probably little known fact outside Brazil and Portugal: The dutch actually invaded and ruled over large parts of Brazil's northeast during the 17th century. From 1630 to 1654, the West-Indische Compagnie (WIC) had complete control over Recife, one of the most populous brazilian cities nowadays and capital of the state of Pernambuco. The oldest synagogue of the Americas was founded during this dutch administration. When the WIC was eventually expelled by Portugal, Recife's jewish community emigrated to New Amsterdam.