The Brouwer Route (outward-bound) was a 17th-century route used by ships sailing from the Cape of Good Hope to the Dutch East Indies, as the eastern leg of the Cape Route. The route took ships south from the Cape (which is at 34° latitude south) into the Roaring Forties, then east across the Indian Ocean, before turning northeast for Java.
Far East route from Batavia (Djakarta, Indonesia) to Deshima, Nagasaki (Japan).
Route from Batavia to the Spice islands (Ambon, Tidor,Ternate & Banda).
The region stretches from the Malidives in the South East, India's westcoast to Persia and Arabia in the North.
The northern route was taken to avoid the dangerous English Chanel where English warships patrolled. This route was called 'Achterom'.