Multatuli Museum

Museum in Western Canal Ring

Better known by the pen name Multatuli (Latin for 'I have suffered greatly'), novelist Eduard Douwes Dekker is most recognised for Max Havelaar (1860), his novel about corrupt colonialists in the Dutch East Indies. This small but fascinating museum-home chronicles his life and work, and shows furniture and artefacts from his period in Indonesia.

Dekker himself worked in colonial administration in Batavia (now Jakarta), and the book made him something of a social conscience for the Netherlands.


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