This year, The National Maritime Museum will recognise, in various ways, the commemoration of the violent conquest of the Banda Islands by J.P. Coen 400 years ago and the relevant, interconnected history between the Netherlands and the Banda archipelago.

Components in this include a photography exhibition by Isabelle Boon, the research into a long-lost manuscript about the history of the Banda Islands from the museum's collection and a Dutch-language three-part podcast series National Maritime Museum: Banda & Beyond, in which experts and artists reflect on this eventful history and how this continues to impact the Netherlands today.