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* Deshima Island


After Nagasaki became an open port to Europe in 1571, Christianity and Western culture was introduced. Japan prevented its spread and it constructed an artificial island called, 'Deshima'.
* Deshima Historical Materials Center

 

It introduces the birth, changes, trade goods, and life in Deshima. The island serves as the arena of international exchange between Japan and the West from a standpoint of「Trading」and「Culture」. It includes mini Deshima, reduced on a scale of one to fifteen, two stone warehouses, a garden, and Nagasaki Deshima Materials Center.
* Huis Ten Bosch

 

It means 'A house of woods'. It opened in 1992 and is made of Dutch canals, old castles built in traditional Dutch architecture, and green gardens.
You can experience the romantic rural life, culture, and history of Netherlands.
* Hirado Port
In 1550, a Portuguese ship first entered Hirado Port, located in the north of Nagasaki. Hirado, enjoying prosperity as a key point of exchange with Europe, holds an exotic atmosphere between Oriental and Western culture.
* Mizhmura Museum

 

It stands in an old site of private residence of the Hirado governor during the trading with Netherlands and Engliand in early Edo Period. It exhibits some 300 remains which tells about the history of Hirado and Mizhmura.
* The Presidential Palace

It is a Dutch-style building built in the colonial period of Netherlands. It was used as the official residence of the governor-general of Netherlands until 1942 and then became the President's official residence after independence. It shows the Batavia architecture in the period of Hamel.

* Merdeka Square

Merdeka means 'independence. The square was developed with independence from Netherlands as its theme.


* Musium Nasional

It is the largest historical museum in Indonesia located in the west of Merdeka Square. It bears some marks of the Batavia Period before independence of Indonesia.

* MONAS

MONAS is an abbreviation of Monument Nasional. It was built to remember the Declaration of Independence of Indonesia on Aug. 17, 1945.

* Sunda Kelapa Port

It is an important place in modern history of Indonesia, along with near old Batavia street in Jakarta. Some Dutch-style buildings, built during the 17th~18th century, are seen all around the street.

* Museum Sejarah Jakarta

It exhibits the favorite furnishings of governor-general of Batavia, paintings, and old maps and shows the history of the Dutch Ruling Period.

* Museum Bahari

It exhibits traditional Indonesian ships, vessels, and navigation equipment. It bears the marks of prosperous history as the center of Jakarta and the Southeast Asia in the 17th~18th century of the Dutch Ruling Period.

* Hamel's birthplace

 

It is a housing site where Hendrick Hamel lived, located at Kortendijk Street in Gorinchem.
It is sad not to see the original birthplace of Hamel because all buildings were removed in 1917, but you can guess how he grew and lived here. There is Hamel Plaquette in the end of the street.
* Hamel Bronze Image

 

It stands in the end of Havendijk Street, located along the Lingehaven River in Gorinchem.
* Gorcums Museum

 

Gorcums Museum exhibits a variety of art objects that bears the history and culture of Gorinchem, Hamel's home. An old city hall has been used as a museum building.
* Lingehaven Port

 

It was a hurdle of Gorinchem in the 17th century. It is believed that Hamel frequently used the port.
* Texel

 

On Nov. 6, 1650, he began his first voyage here after his employment by Dutch East India Company. He left Netherlands here. It is located in Noord-Hollandse Waddeneliland.

Web site: www.texel.nl

 

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