The Brouwer Route

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Kim Martins
by Redgeographics
published on 22 January 2022

The Dutch East India Company's favoured route from Europe to southeast Asia was known as the Brouwer Route. It was discovered by Dutch explorer Hendrik Brouwer (c. 1581-1643) in 1611 and halved the sailing time from the Netherlands to the company's trading stations in southeast Asia.

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