Here is the #oldest #nationalanthem #dutch

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Wilhelmus van Nassouwe, usually known just as het Wilhelmus, is the national anthem of the Netherlands and is the oldest national anthem in the world. Although it was not recognized as the official national anthem until 1932, it has always been popular with parts of the Dutch population and resurfaced on several occasions in the course of Dutch history before gaining its present status.

Like many anthems, the Wilhelmus originated in the nation’s struggle to achieve independence. It tells the story of Willem van Oranje (William of Orange), his life and why he is fighting against the King of Spain. As a result, the anthem is written in a first person perspective, as if it were sung by William himself.