Batavia is an historical novel based on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia in 1628/29. The pages seethe with the very best and worst of human characteristics: love and devotion, lust and carnal horror, honour and courage, murder and savage revenge. Not to mention treasure and treachery on the high seas!
An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East is a short story about two brothers living at a brook near the Dutch town of Delft during the eighteen century. During their stay in a Church run orphanage, the two van der Beek brothers dreamt of adventure and fortune that could be made in the Far East. It is a typical bittersweet tale depicting human courage, self-preservation and destiny.
The Unfortunate Dutchman is a tale of the many trials and tribulations faced by Jacob van Kal, an employee of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), during this travels to the Far East and his return to Holland at the end of the 18th century.
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Batavia, New York from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.