The Republic of Catan has a Dutch connection



There I was talking to a British guy about the snow we’re having in Amsterdam and he told me a story about having to call up the Republic of Catan for work and how nice they were. I thought he said ‘Qatar’, but no, he meant Catan.

Nope, nothing to do with most of your Google searches that will tell you about a board game. According to my digging, the Kingdom of Catan is the smallest nation in the world to claim full sovereign independence.

The Republic of Catan is a micronation, founded on March 10, 1999 by James Klaassen-White who is also King James Klaassen-White I who speaks English, French, Dutch and Spanish. I’m thinking one of his parents is Dutch. My British guy told me their first ever King a woman and that they always have a King regardless of gender, which I can’t confirm, but that’s pretty cool. Their ‘Patron Saint’ is King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, the area claimed is 3 square kilometres with a population of 14 in the UK close to Leeds.

And besides finding very little information and constantly reading ‘its’ as ‘it’s’ in at least three websites about Catan, I’m done searching. Oh, and Foreign & Kingdom Minister Booner announced that the Catan Government will put aside € 48,000 to assist the new Dutch Government fund for International Groups who support abortions, so they have some money apparently.

(Links: micronations,, Flag of Catan)


  1. Thank you for the inclusion in your website we are most grateful.

    It is true that the Catan Government has put aside €48,000 to assist the fund for the international Groups for abortions.

    We are a Kingdom and continue to have a Monarch. The first Queen was Alicia I who founded the country in March 1999 and we now have a King – James-Mitchell I.

    James-Mitchell I mother is Dutch from Harderwijk in Gelderland.

    I hope this helps you further advance your amazing website.


    Donovan Booner
    Minister of Foreign & Kingdom Affairs
    Kingdom of Catan

  2. Anonymous says:

    The micronation of “Catan” has been proven time and time again to be a complete fraud, run by somebody accused by multiple people of financial scams. “Donovan Boomer”, along with all other people who allegedly are connected with Catan, are in reality sockpuppets of James Klaassen-White, who created his fantasy of Catan in 2014 (not 1999). Catan is NOT a real micronation and is rejected and condemned by the micronational community for its many forgeries and cases of identity theft (the personas of “Donovan Boomer” and others were created by Klaassen-White stealing photos from other people’s social media accounts).
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