The history has been shaped by discoveries and reforms. But there is only one period that the time of the explorers and reformers.
Under the Catholicism is the largest flow in Christianity. It is a derivation of the word Catholic and comes from the Greek "katholikos", which means General or universal.
The Pope is very powerful. But earlier in the history was his power much greater. Did you know that had to vrijvechten of the Netherlands themselves Catholics?
Have you ever heard of the golden age? In this epoch Netherlands was very rich and powerful. In Amsterdam you can still see many beautiful buildings from this time.