Nederland / Hollanda
During the Dutch Revolt, Willem of Orange hoped to lend some money to finance his war against Spain. The Dutch came in contact with the Ottomans via Don Juan Miquez. He was a rich Jewish banker from Spain, which fled to Konstantiniye during the inquisition. Both the Ottomans and Dutch had a common enemy: the Spanish. The diplomatic relations widely encompass and span four centuries, beginning in 1612. The first Turkish representative in the Netherlands started activities in 1859.