Friday, July 22, 2011
Built by the Dutch government in Banda Naira in 1608. Fort Nassau was founded by Admiral Pieterszoon Verhoeven. Fort Nassau Belgica adjacent to the fort. He arrived in Banda Naira on 8 April 1609 expedition with thirteen ships that were ordered de Heeren XVII. To win the clove-producing islands and nutmeg for VOCs both in negotiations and violence. There are actually fourteen ships departed to leave the Netherlands. However, a ship lost at sea on the way to the Moluccas. Dutch government at the time the fort was founded by utilizing the former fort buildings ever built by the Portuguese in 1512.
The fort was built with the aim to face the resistance that opposes the people of Banda nutmeg trade monopoly by the VOC.