You asked: Why did the Dutch go to Asia?

Why did the Dutch come to Asia?

The first Europeans to establish themselves in Indonesia were the Portuguese in 1512. Following disruption of Dutch access to spices, the first Dutch expedition set sail for the East Indies in 1595 to access spices directly from Asia. When it made a 400% profit on its return, other Dutch expeditions soon followed.

Where did the Dutch colonize in Asia?

Asia-Pasific:

Dutch East Indies(Indonesia) Malacca. Molukken or Maluku Islands.

Why did the Dutch want Indonesia?

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

Were there slaves in the Netherlands?

Over the course of the more than 200 years that The Netherlands was involved in the slave trade and the use of slavery in its colonies, historians estimate that more than 500,000 people worked as slaves in the Dutch colonies.

What spices did the Dutch want from Indonesia?

The Dutch were drawn to Indonesia in the late 1500s by the promise of immense profits in the lucrative spice trade. Cloves, nutmeg and mace – found only on a few volcanic islands in Indonesia – were luxury items in Medieval Europe. They were highly valued for their exotic flavours and perceived medicinal properties.

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