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Notes on the Geography of The Netherlands: Delft: Traces of the East: Photo 12

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The VOC flourished for about two centuries--long enough for the East India House to be complemented by a warehouse on the other side of the Oude Delft Canal. Here it is, now a museum, but still ready to hoist in spices and cloth brought to its side. The brick building to its right is the Armamentarium, an arsenal and successor to the powder magazine whose explosion almost destroyed the city 500 years ago.

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