Quick Answer: Why are there so many Indonesian people in the Netherlands?

Why is there so much Indonesian food in Holland?

When the Dutch East India Company (VOC) went bankrupt in 1800, Indonesia became a treasured colony of the Netherlands. During this period the Dutch embraced the delicious Indonesian cuisine both at home and abroad.

Why did the Netherlands colonize Indonesia?

The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.

What Indonesian dishes have been influenced by the Netherlands?

Indonesian traditional dishes that have been influenced by the Dutch are croquet, nastar (pineapple tart), klappertaart (coconut cake), and kastengel (cheese stick). One example of the acculturation of Dutch and Indonesian dishes is klappertaart. It is originated from North Celebes.

Was Indonesia a Hindu country?

Hinduism in Indonesia, as of the 2018 census, is practised by about 1.74% of the total population, and almost 87% of the population in Bali. Hinduism is one of the six official religions of Indonesia.

Official Census (2010)

Province Indonesia
Hindu 2010 4,012,116
% Hindu 2010 1.69%
% Hindu 2000 1.79%

Why is there Indonesian food in Amsterdam?

It was also a great way of impressing visitors and showing off the culinary wealth of their colonial empire. It took off in Amsterdam post-World War II when thousands of Indonesians migrated to the city; and since they knew the Dutch loved their rijsttafel, they set up the restaurants you see all over the city today.

IT IS INTERESTING:  Is it okay to say Holland?