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VOC 400 years

Duyfken is back home. "The Duyfken replica is sailing in the wake of her original predecessor on her way to The Netherlands for the 2002 VOC Celebrations. [...] This year the Netherlands will commemorate the fact that the 'Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie', better known as VOC (United East India Company) was founded 400 years ago. In the 17th and 18th centuries the VOC was the largest commercial enterprise in the world, with a fleet of more than a hundred ships, with thousands of employees, dozens of offices in Asia and six establishments in the Netherlands."