In 1994, Sid Meier introduced the Dutch to one of his games in Colonization. Their speciality is trade, and they start with a larger ship than the other nations.
The Dutch first appeared in the Civilization Series in the Conquests expansion of Civilization III. Their capital is Amsterdam. The Netherlands won its independence from the Spanish Empire. Its only leader so far is William of Orange aka William the Silent.
- Main article: Dutch (Civ3)
added in Conquests
Leader: William of Orange
Qualities: Agricultural, Seafaring
Starting Advances: Pottery, Alphabet
Special Unit: Swiss Mercenary
- Main article: Dutch (Civ4)
- Main article: Dutch (Civ5)
The Netherlands was added as one of nine new civilizations in the Gods and Kings expansion. They have a ship that steals gold from enemy port cities and attract ships to their side. They are also able to convert wetlands to profitable fields. Cities include Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Groningen.
Leader: William I, Prince of Orange
Unique Unit: Sea Beggar
Unique Improvement: Polder
Unique Ability: East India Company
Civilization: Call to Power
Call to Power II
Dutch King is a modified William of Orange.
Default or AI name for New World: New Netherlands
Capital: New Amsterdam
Leaders: Adriaen van der Donck, Peter Stuyvesant