- 1600A Dutch ship casts up on the shore of Usuki (Oita Prefecture).
- 1602The Dutch East India Company is established.
- 1609The Dutch Trading Post is established in Hirado after the VOC receives permission to trade from shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (the Red Seal license).
- 1612One residence and warehouse are built.
- 1616Another warehouse, an orchard and a wharf are built.
- 1618More facilities are built, such as a powder magazine and gatekeeper's lodge.
- 1621Facilities are built in Kawachi.
- 1628The Dutch crew are detained in Hirado and trade is discontinued, better known as the Taiwan Incident.
- 1632Trade resumes.
- 1637A stone warehouse is built. Residences are extended and altered.
- 1639A stone warehouse is built. (The one that has now been reconstructed)
- 1640A warehouse is built in Kawachi.
- 1640Governor-General Inoue Masashige orders the 1939 warehouse to be demolished because of its 1639 year number.
- 1641The remaining buildings are also ordered to be demolished. The trading post is ordered to be moved to Nagasaki, marking the end of Hirado-Dutch trade.
- 1922"The Hirado Dutch Trading Post Site" is recognized as national historic site.
- 2003Completion of the excavations of the 1639 warehouse.
- 2006Start of the reconstruction of the stone walls
- 2008Start of the reconstruction of the 1639 stone warehouse.
- 2011Completion of the reconstruction of the 1639 stone warehouse.
^ Warehouse cornerstone and the 1616 stonewall
^ Illustration of the 1639 warehouse