80 Years' War

This year marks 450 years since the start of the Eighty Years' War – the rebellion by the Netherlands under the leadership of William of Orange against the Spanish King Philip II. The '80 Years' War' exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam shows how violence, rebellion, civil war, terror, oppression, religious persecutions and refugees lead to the unintentional emergence of current day Netherlands and Belgium. It will be held from 12 October until 20 January 2019.