Colonial Period of Indonesia. The colonial period of Indonesia did not immediately start when the Dutch first arrived in the archipelago at the end of the 16th century. … As a consequence its possessions in the archipelago passed into the hands of the Dutch crown in 1800.
When was Indonesia colonized by the Dutch?
The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.
Who has colonized Indonesia?
In 1596 the first Dutch vessels anchored at the shores of West Java. Over the next three centuries, the Dutch gradually colonized this archipelago until it became known as the Dutch East Indies.
Did the Netherlands take over Indonesia?
Though Indonesian history featured other European colonial powers, it was the Dutch who solidified their hold on the archipelago. After VOC’s bankruptcy in 1800, the Netherlands took control of the archipelago in 1826.
Why did the Dutch leave India?
Netherland had got independence from Spanish Empire in 1581. Due to war of independence, the ports in Spain for Dutch were closed. This forced them to find out a route to India and east to enable direct trade.
How did the Dutch treat the natives?
Regarding the Indians, the Dutch generally followed a policy of live and let live: they did not force assimilation or religious conversion on the Indians. Both in Europe and in North America, the Dutch had little interest in forcing conformity on religious, political, and racial minorities.
Does Indonesia hate Dutch?
Nope, though the history books depicted the Dutch and Japanese as both “colonizers who have exploited Indonesia for years”, we no longer hate them in 2020.