Eighty Years' War

16th- and 17th-century Dutch revolt against the Habsburgs

The Eighty Years' War, also called Dutch Revolt, was a war between the Netherlands and Spain. The former Burgundian Netherlands wanted to be Protestant and separate from Spain and the Austrian Empire. The war lasted from 1568 to 1648 but was interrupted by a truce between 1609 and 1621. The Peace of Westphalia ended the war. The Netherlands achieved independence in the Eighty Years' War.