Quick tip – Introduction to Dutch history

If you want to learn about Dutch history, you can read the 50 canonical articles at Canon van Nederland. These articles act as ‘windows to the past’ and were developed as the basis for the history curriculum in schools.

Each window tells the story of one canonical event in the history of the Netherlands from prehistory to the modern day. Topics include Charlemagne, the Hanseatic league, Rembrandt, slavery and Anne Frank. Each article takes one landmark person, artifact or topic and shows how that story relates to the bigger picture.

EnToen.nu website

EnToen.nu website

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. What a fantastic resource! Thanks for sharing this.

Leave comment