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Netherlands History Holiday, Discover Financial World of Amsterdam

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 60 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 60 Euro (EUR)

The financial world of Amsterdam, a short overview of its history: about Venture Capital, the United East India Company (VOC), cunning bankers with illegal fore-knowledge - up to the Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappij, one of the founders of the Amsterdam Bank. Finally the drama at ABN-Amro.

Option A: A walking tour through town, optionally ending at a restaurant.

Option B: Lecture with Powerpoint presentation at your office address.

Amsterdam's capitalism, a quick overflight, history. Well researched, with eye witness texts, told on the right spot in the city. Scientifically sound, entertaining, fun, a program with Drs. Kees Kaldenbach. Amsterdam has a rich history with many ups and downs.

One may consider the United East India Company (VOC) of 1602 as the birthplace of modern capitalism. In one go the VOC invented a workable machinery of stock emission, paid-up shares, share trade on the stock market (bourse/beurs).

The municipality of Amsterdam offered a well-oiled machinery in the Exchange Bank - wisselbank and their trustworthy papers. Close by was the Goods Exchange where the papers from the Exchange Bank could be transformed into actual trade.

In the eighteenth century there was a shift towards banking and organising massive loans to foreign powers involved in making war. King Willem I started the national Nederlandsche Bank and the Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappij, whiuch was in fact a rebirth of the VOC.

Main actors: The Dutch reformed families who called the shots after the "Alteratie" revolution in 1578 and keeping power in their hands; up to the Widow Borski, who financed and floated the Nederlandsche Bank and the Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappij. Bank fusions in the 1960s up to now. High stakes and failings.

Option A: A walking tour through town, optionally ending at a restaurant.

This is a high-level excursion on foot through Amsterdam, on the right spots I tell you riveting stories. Quotations from letters and documents of the period. This walk will take an hour and a half. Optionally we can make a boat trip on a historic ship. We may also end up in a restaurant.

Option B: Lecture with Powerpoint at your office. I will come to your office and give the short but great lecture. I will bill you a morning or an afternoon.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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About This Supplier
Location: Netherlands
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005

As a high-level international tour guide, I offer pleasant tailor-made private tours for small groups. Having an academic background in Art History and teaching, my presentation is both in-depth and very communicative, thus open to a wide audience. I prefer to guide small and select groups to museum visits and to walks...

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