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Walking Tour on the Financial History of Amsterdam

Walking Tour on the Financial History of Amsterdam
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24 Mar 2016
“Interesting tour”
25 Jul 2015
“a historic tour through Trade Finance in 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Amsterdam, 1079 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 42132842
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank SandraReizen
Reviewed 25 July 2015

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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jean B
Reviewed 15 October 2014

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...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Spinwido
Reviewed 21 July 2014

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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank EsthervanLuit
Reviewed 21 July 2014

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!

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank JosjeInnopay
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I'm normally not a fan of walking tours, but I was very excited to attend this one. Amsterdam played such an important role in the world's financial history that it would be remiss to visit the city and not take this tour! Simon was an...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank erinbtaylor
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was one of the most informative and eye-opening couple of hours I've spent in recent memory. Simon not only understands the specific contours of Amsterdam's history but he has a sophisticated understanding of how Dutch merchants and bankers have laid the foundation for unique...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Neil D
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Our university group of 10 persons just finished Simon Lelieveldt’s financial history walking tour of Amsterdam. It was fabulous. We had only been in Amsterdam for two days, and the only museum we had visited prior to the tour was the Amsterdam (History) Museum for...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Simon Leilieveldt is an unusual tour guide as he not only knows the history and details of Amsterdam's financial district, but he is a financial professional himself. This meant that while giving his tour he was able to connect Amsterdam's history with recent events to...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Ian F
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Saw a side of Amsterdam which I had not known in the past 4 years of being here. Amazing details revealed and very smooth flow of the complete story.

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Bidisha A
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27 November 2015|
Response from Jean B | Reviewed this property |
Dear Sarah, With pleasure I provide you herewith with the contact details of Simon. A finance/ banking professional with a passion for the financial history and guiding with humor. Please be assured that he will guide... More