End of Golden Age: Amsterdam museum bans term from exhibits

Debate over Netherlands’ colonial past resurfaces with switch to ‘17th century’ as alternative

One of the Netherlands’ most prestigious museums has fuelled fresh debate over the the country’s colonial past by deciding it will no longer use the term Golden Age to describe the 17th century when the Netherlands was at its pinnacle as a military and trading power.

The Amsterdam museum said that in an attempt to be “polyphonic and inclusive”, the common description of the century in which the Netherlands bestrode the world stage would be banned from its exhibits.

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