Amsterdam Financial History

Banknotes, a stock exchange, an exchange bank, an economic bubble and stock frauds, the financial legacy of Amsterdam is priceless! Once Russian tsars and American presidents knocked on Amsterdam bank doors for money. 

Follow the money from Amsterdam’s oldest document via the Golden Age, World War Two towards the ‘Hippy 60’s’.

Highlights:

  • Amsterdam’s first financial document

  • World’s first stock exchange and first pre-modern banking facilities.

  • The Dutch Golden Age with its coin minters,

  • Tulip Mania 

  • the Golden Bend in the ‘Herengracht’.

  • John Adams’ first US embassy and the Louisiana Purchase.

  • A visit to an iconic hundred years old former bank building

  • Bank frauds during World War Two.

To go:

  • We meet in front of Grand Café Beurs van Berlage, at the Beursplein (between Central Station and Dam)

  • Duration: 2,5 hours

  • Included: visit to the vaults of a 1920’s bank building

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