Private financial history tour of Amsterdam
Activities

Private financial history tour of Amsterdam

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: On select dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Follow the money and 500 years of economic innovation
  • Walk through the historical center of Amsterdam
  • Head into the medieval alleyways to discover a Flemish link
  • See the monumental Dutch Trade Company building
  • Visit the prestigious Golden Bend on the Amsterdam Canal Ring
What to expect

Banknotes, a stock exchange, an exchange bank, Tulip Mania and fraud, the financial legacy of Amsterdam is priceless! Follow the money from Amsterdam’s oldest document, via the Golden Age, to World War II and the city’s current position in the financial world on a 2-hour private financial tour.

Walk through the historical center of Amsterdam, starting from the Beursplein and explore five centuries of Amsterdam’s financial history. Via the Dam – the historical central square – you will head into the medieval alleyways to discover the Flemish link to the sudden success of Amsterdam in the early 1600s. Visit the street where the first stock in the world was issued and which is still the location of the municipal exchange bank.

Pass the monumental Dutch Trade Company building, which evolved into a bank and now houses the City’s Archives. Then, around the corner awaits the most prestigious part of the Amsterdam Canal Ring; the so-called Golden Bend. This strip of merchant’s houses was dominated by banking families in the 1600s and 1700s.

Along the way you will learn more about banking during WWII and the role of bankers after the war: The 1960s protests and protests against consumerism in general and former banker – then Mayor – Van Hall specifically.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 2-hour tour
    • Private guide
    • Zennheizer headphones
    Where

    Beursplein 1, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at Beursplein, in front of Bistro Berlage. Your tour will end at the Rokin.

    What to remember
    • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by at least 2 Adults
    • During the tour you will walk approximately 3 km
    • To ensure a 1.5 meter (5-foot) distance on the city walk, this tour uses state of the art Zennheizer headphones
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    When
    • See calendar for exact available dates and times
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    Provider
    Historical Amsterdam Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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