Financial History Tour

Financial History tour

Discover the intriguing financial history of Amsterdam

Financial History Tour

Financial History tour

Financial History Tour

  • Startingpoint
    Startingpoint

    Starts at Beursplein, in front of Bistro Berlage; ends at Rokin.

  • Duration | Distance
    Duration | Distance

    2,5 hours | -/+ 3 km (1.4 ml)

  • Highlights
    Highlights

    The Amsterdam stock exchange
    VOC - Dutch East Indian Company
    First Municipal pawnshop
    The old National Central Bank
    Golden Bend on the Canal Ring

  • Price
    Price

    See Booking page

Schedule your
Financial History tour

  • Startingpoint
    Startingpoint

    We start at Beursplein, in front of Bistro Berlage.
    We end at the Rokin.

  • Duration | Distance
    Duration | Distance

    2,5 hours | -/+ 3 km (1.4 ml)

  • Highlights
    Highlights

    The Amsterdam stock exchange
    VOC - Dutch East Indian Company
    First Municipal pawnshop
    The old National Central Bank
    Golden Bend on the Canal Ring

  • Price
    Price

    See Booking page

The Financial History of Amsterdam

More than any other city in the world, Amsterdam can be considered the cradle of modern capitalism. Did you know that the stock exchange originates in Amsterdam? As Amsterdam had a thriving international trade since the 1600s, the city became the richest city in the world. Everywhere around the city the history of money and finances can be seen.

Will you join us on this guided tour in which we show Amsterdam from the perspective of its interesting financial history?

 

Our unique Financial History Tour

Our Financial History Tour is truly unique in Amsterdam and shows Amsterdam from a surprising different perspective. We will walk pass the first stock exchange in the world, the headquarters of the first multinational in the world, other headquarters of multinationals in the 1500s until now, the former Central Bank of The Netherlands and explain more about the economic bubble in Amsterdam.

You don’t need a specific affinity with the financial sector to appreciate this tour. This is a great, surprising tour that shows Amsterdam’s history from a totally different perspective.

 

What will you see in this Financial History Tour?

This is a very interesting tour, as you will explore different aspects of Amsterdam’s financial history, of which, among others:

  • The current Amsterdam stock exchange;   
  • The first stock exchange in the world;   
  • The historic building where the Central Bank of The Netherlands used to be located;        
  • Historic building of the Dutch Trade Company;   
  • The Golden Bend, the  most exclusive and expensive part of the Amsterdam canals, where the wealthy lived/lives;   
  • Banking during World War Two;        
  • 1960s protests in the city against consumerism;     
  • Amsterdam financial sector nowadays.    

 

Amsterdam from another perspective

Our Financial guided tour is a great way to explore Amsterdam’s city center and learn more about its financial history, which is an important aspect in the historic development of Amsterdam and The Netherlands.

“>Reserve your spot here!

 

Tour reviews

  • star rating  This was an amazing walking tour of Rembrandt’s steps, where he lived, about his work, the good and bad, etc. It was extremely informative and our guide was Tijs who... read more

    Viviana K
    January 1, 1970
  • star rating  A very relaxed and experienced guide. Willing to talk and answer questions.
    The best investment knowledge is to buy high and sell low

    mickiewiczk
    August 4, 2021
  • star rating  Tijs is one of the people that makes us wish the day to have more than 24 hours! :) Not only a guide who makes the fascinating Amsterdam even more... read more

    A Tripadvisor Member
    December 1, 2020
  • star rating  Highly recommend Tijs’s tours. He knows so much, about Amsterdam, is clearly passionate about what he does, and is a great storyteller. Interesting, entertaining & good value for money.

    A Tripadvisor Member
    August 1, 2020
  • star rating  Tijs gave us a wonderful tour of Amsterdam focused on literary history. He showed us where several main Dutch Authors lived, took us to sites that inspired writers and even... read more

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    April 4, 2019

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