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Amsterdam Financial History Private Tour

Enjoy the privileges of a private tour at a relaxed pace for a well planned and unique itinerary.

Benefit from the knowledge of an expert local guide to learn the financial history of Amsterdam.

See the hotspots of the history of money in Amsterdam's old center like the first stock exchange.

Understand the course of this important part of the city’s history over five centuries and learn about Amsterdam's rich legacy of economic inventions.

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private tour for a more personalized experience
    • 2 hours walking tour at a relaxed pace
    • Expert local guide for insider's knowledge
    What's excluded :
    • Transport to the meeting spot
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meet your expert guide at the iconic Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam’s most important financial address. On a private tour, walk along five centuries of Amsterdam’s financial history; literally following the money in the streets of Amsterdam!
    See Amsterdam Stock Exchange, where the rich legacy of economic inventions is still visible.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243 Next to the Bijenkorf, 1012 Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Enjoy a historical angle of the financial sector in the hub spot – no need to have any specific affinity with the financial sector to appreciate the tour.

    Walk along all the financial hotspots in the old center where the rich legacy of economic inventions are still visible and all around.

    Head into the Medieval alleyways to discover the Flemish link to the sudden success of Amsterdam in the early 1600s.

    Your expert guide culminates a story including the foundation of the world’s first limited company, first central exchange bank, and first stock exchange.
    Three innovations that ushered a Golden Age for Amsterdam and the young Dutch Republic.
    Visit the street where the first stock in the world was issued and which is still the location of the municipal exchange bank.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Herengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Catch wonderful views of the famous Gouden Bocht ("Golden Bend") the most prestigious part of the Herengracht in Amsterdam, once the financial center of Europe.
    Admire the most high-end merchant houses on the canal ring and learn how the trading companies from the 17th century evolved into banking houses and insurance companies in the 18th century.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Amsterdam City Archives, Vijzelstraat 32, 1017 HL Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Enter the monumental Dutch Trade Company building, which evolved into a bank.
    Now it houses the City’s Archives, where we dive into its spectacular vault in the basement. See how for years the elite of Amsterdam stored its fortune here.
    Also, find out more about the bankers’ involvement in the Dutch slave trade.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    On our way back to Dam square, we pass several reminders of more recent financial events like the funding of the resistance in WWII and the holocaust.

    Here we look over the current position of Amsterdam in the financial market. What is the future of finance in Amsterdam in a time of digital revolution and political turmoil?
    We finish the tour close to the location where we started.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Bistro Berlage, Beursplein 1, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Return Detail :
    Negen Straatjes, 1016 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Walks In Europe,OU

Activity ID: V-51192P103

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