Thai - Dutch Relations
In 2004, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited Thailand to celebrate the 400 years of relations between Thailand and the Netherlands. To celebrate the long and friendly relationship between the two countries, Queen Beatrix announced the Baan Hollanda Information centre as a Royal Gift to King Bhumibol of Thailand.
Baan Hollanda Information Centre, the historical site and the collection of historical artifacts are vital in communities across Thailand, with the potential to foster and strengthen family – positive opportunities for the spread of knowledge, learning, creativity and enjoyment. Baan Hollanda's purpose is to educate audiences about the Dutch settlement in Thailand. Each part highlights a different aspect of the Thai – Dutch relationship and it is the place to discover how Dutch traders worked, lived, and traded in 17th century Siam.