Housed in the former home for veterans of the Royal Dutch East-Indian Army (KNIL), the Dutch colonial museum tells the story of the Dutch East-Indies. The home was opened on Bronbeek country estate in 1863, an estate that King William III had given to the state for this purpose. The permanent exhibition ‘The story of the East-Indies‘ shows you how the Dutch gained their power in the East-Indies from the end of the 16th century, then used and lost it. The exhibition highlights the Second World War and its consequences. Uniforms, weapons, audio fragments, historic film footage and photos create a vivid image. The many personal accounts make the events more tangible. Temporary exhibitions complement and deepen the experience. Book a guided tour and enjoy a meal of the former Dutch East-Indies in our restaurant ‘Kumpulan’.