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Notes on the Geography of The Netherlands: The Amsterdam Connection: Photo 1

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Here: the Headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Company. In its own way and day, a bit like the Pentagon. Case in point: a Dutch administrator happened to be visiting British Sarawak in the 1930s and saw, to his astonishment, that the British colonial officers were eating with the locals. In 30 years in the Indies, he said, he had never heard of such a thing.

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