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Birth of Capitalism. Economy Banking and Ecology

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Sightseeing  
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.

Amsterdams 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 a 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

On Sunday the United East Company square is closed off. Contact me for information on other venues and rebate for larger groups.

About This Supplier
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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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