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VOC Gate  

  Kochi , Kerala.
FREE

  • Landmark
    Category
    Landmark
  • duration
    Duration
    30 - 45 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • Disability Friendly
    Disable
    Friendly
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC in old-spelling Dutch, literally "United East Indian Company") was established in 1602 when the States-General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out colonial activities in Asia. It was the first multinational corporation in the world and the first company to issue stock. Facing the parade ground is this large wooden gate with the initials 'VOC' carved onto it representing the monogram of the once mighty Dutch East India Company. The inscription also indicates that it was built in the year 1740.

The VOC traded throughout Asia. Ships coming into Batavia from the Netherlands carried silver from Spanish mines in Peru and supplies for VOC settlements in Asia. Silver, combined with copper from Japan, was used to trade with India and China for textiles. These products, such as cotton, silk, and ceramics, were either traded within Asia for the coveted spices or brought back to Europe. The VOC was also instrumental in introducing European ideas and technology to Asia. The Company supported Christian missionaries and traded modern technology with China and Japan.

By 1669, the VOC was the richest private company the world had ever seen, with over 150 merchant ships, 40 warships, 50,000 employees, a private army of 10,000 soldiers, and a dividend payment of 40%. The Dutch were ousted at the 1741 Battle of Colachel by Nairs of Travancore under Raja Marthanda Varma. The Dutch commander Captain Eustachius De Lannoy was captured. Marthanda Varma agreed to spare the Dutch captain's life on condition that he joined his army and trained his soldiers on modern lines. This defeat in the Travancore-Dutch War is considered the earliest example of an organized Asian power overcoming European military technology and tactics, and it signaled the decline of Dutch power in India.


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Last Admission

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no parking
    Parking
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.4 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    0.5 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.1 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    0.1 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    0.1 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.1 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    0.1 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    13.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.5 KM
  • train
    Train
    13.5 km
  • taxi
    TAXI
    0.2 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    0.5 KM

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