Plunging into the Netherlands’ Golden Age

In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic enjoyed unprecedented prosperity. Remembered as the “Golden Age”, it was a time of flourishing trade under the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and wealth for Dutch cities. It was also a major period for Dutch painting with artists such as Rembrandt, Frans Hals or Vermeer. For tourists wishing to explore this important period of Holland’s history, a “Golden Age Trail” has been created. The trail stretches from Middelburg in the South to Hoorn and Enkhuizen. Tourists will discover VOC cities such as Middelburg, Hoorn and Enkhuizen with their canals, churches, townhouses and city walls as well as Delft, Dordrecht and Harleem, centres of art and craft. The Netherlands Tourism and Convention Board has also planned special events in 2019 for the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s passing.

Hall 10.2 / Stand 102

Photos : Oostpoort, Delft