The Netherlands (sometimes known as Holland) was a nation in Europe.

Dutch was the term used to describe people and organisations from the Netherlands, (AUDIO: The Waters of Amsterdam) as well as from Holland. (PROSE: The Roundheads)


Early history[]

Part of the Netherlands was located in the same region as 5th century Gaul. (PROSE: Combat Magicks)

Sometime prior to 1769, the Dutch explorer Tasman discovered Australia, naming it "New Holland". (AUDIO: The Transit of Venus)

19th century[]

Dutch soldiers were among the Allied army which opposed Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815. The Battle of Waterloo took place on 18 June and ended in victory for the Allies. (PROSE: World Game)

Dr Heinrich Tulp was born in the Netherlands in the 19th century. (AUDIO: The Mahogany Murderers)

Vincent van Gogh was born in the town of Zundert in 1853. (PROSE: Vincent van Gogh)

20th century[]

In January 1983, (AUDIO: The Burning Prince) Omega established his base in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, where Colin Frazer and his friend Robin Stuart were backpacking. (TV: Arc of Infinity)

21st century[]

Princess Sylvia of the Netherlands had a relationship with Neil Redmond. (AUDIO: Uncanny Valley)

In the early 21st century, rising sea levels caused by global warming flooded the Netherlands, forcing the Dutch people to become refugees. Later in the century they founded a new homeland on an island in the Atlantic Ocean, which they named the New Dutch Republic. (PROSE: St Anthony's Fire)

Some Dutch people, mostly bored youths from rich families, turned to terrorism. They were hunted by the newly-formed World Civilian Police Corps, with detective Ben Fuller aiding in the capture of one terrorist cell in New Amsterdam. In retaliation, they murdered his wife Lily. (PROSE: The Face-Eater)