Who was Multatuli?

Eduard Douwes Dekker was born on 2 March 1820 on the top floor of a small house in the Amsterdam Korsjespoortsteeg. A boy of simple descent who transcended his environment. With the novel "Max Havelaar", he was immediately famous. Max Havelaar is a critical essay about the Dutch colonial rule in what is now Indonesia. It can be compared to Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
In the Multatuli House, the birthplace of Dutch largest 19th-century writer, are the museum and the Multatuli Society established. Short film see the about Multatuli.

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