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Lonely Planet review
This is the former office of the mighty Dutch East India Company (VOC), which was the globe's very first multinational corporation. You could easily walk past it, as there's no sign or plaque to identify it. The sweeping complex, built between 1551 and 1643, was attributed in part to Hendrick de Keyser, the busy city architect.
The mighty VOC sailed into rough waters and was dissolved in 1798.