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Walking Tour on the Financial History of Amsterdam

#341 of 844 Tours in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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About Walking Tour on the Financial History of Amsterdam
All around the centre of Amsterdam, its buildings still remind us of its heritage as the centre of finance and financial innovations such as the Amsterdam Bank, the first stock exchange, the first loan to the United States and the ingenious Amsterdam Municipal Giro. Former banker and central banker Simon Lelieveldt guides you through his hometown. And while doing so he shares stories and insights on payments systems and banking that are still relevant today. While we do mostly private and business tours, feel free to inform whether an open tour is planned. At present however, due to the Covid-situation, we have suspended our activities.
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Walking Tour on the Financial History of Amsterdam
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SandraReizen wrote a review Mar 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands14 contributions2 helpful votes
I went on this tour with a group of my international exchange students. Simon gave us a really nice tour and told us a lot about the city. It was interesting to learn more about the history of Amsterdam from a financial perspective. Thank you Simon!
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Date of experience: February 2016
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Jean B wrote a review Jul 2015
Heeze, The Netherlands1 contribution
Together with the family we celebrated the 25th anniversary of my professional banking career of which a large part in the domain of (international) trade finance. With Amsterdam as office location we were interested to learn more about the roots of this business in an Amsterdam’s historic context. We are delighted to have found such a knowledgeable, passionate, dedicated and friendly tour guide as Simon Lelieveldt. Next to historic interpretations he was able to link these to practices nowadays still applied. All of it was further illustrated by visiting the relevant hot spots in the center of Amsterdam. With an audience that had no- or little- background in the financial world he provided such an insight full 2 hours tour. He showed us really the historic world of finance -and |Amsterdam’s role/ position in it - very well. A great success and we sincerely recommend Simon for a trip in the historic world of Amsterdam’s haute finance (and where its prosperity is largely based on). It was sincere pleasure.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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Spinwido wrote a review Oct 2014
Atlanta3 contributions
I've been wanting to do this tour for a very long time and I finally got to. Simon was an excellent guide and he explained and showed the history of financial development in Amsterdam with expert knowledge and unabashed pride. It's definitely not the typical tourist Amsterdam and after the tour, I felt as if I knew and could see Amsterdam better. It's a must do for anyone interested in history, architecture, or in finance and development.
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Date of experience: October 2014
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EsthervanLuit wrote a review Jul 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Simon guided our company Innopay through the streets of Amsterdam with flair and erudite commentary. The company roots and still much of our ongoing business lies with payments, so to learn more about how the historic events in the financial heart of Amsterdam impacted the current landscape of payments as we know it, was a true treat. I'd recommend this tour to anyone with a keen interest in financial institutions and how they flourished with time, or with a want for knowledge on the backdrop of some of Amsterdam's most iconic buildings that laid the Dutch financial foundations.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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JosjeInnopay wrote a review Jul 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Although I live in Amsterdam now for years, this tour showed me new places and learned me new things about the financial history of Amsterdam. Very interesting! Simon had a convenient way of telling and was very enthusiastic. Would certainly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: July 2014
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