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“Not to miss clues of origins Holland's economic power and success”
Review of HistoryWalks

HistoryWalks
Ranked #210 of 362 Tours in Amsterdam
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Owner description: During the seventeenth century the Dutch merchants of the VOC / WIC trading company (the Dutch East / West India Company) sailed the world and brought home wealth and prosperity (and slaves to the New World). Every aspect of life blommed. But what did they left in the East? During this walk we will visit locations that played an important part in the old and modern history of Amsterdam. Daily departs. Duration: 22,5 - 3 hours.
Lancaster Co, PA
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“Not to miss clues of origins Holland's economic power and success”
Reviewed 18 October 2010

How and why did Holland become such an economic power? The clues are every where as we walked around the city. Peter illustrated through art and architecture the wealth generated by Holland's successful initiation of the first truly modern global economy. From the original purpose of buildings to the canals themselves, Peter connected Amsterdam's infrastructure to its location, key to its quick and early development as a sea based trader.
The world came to Amsterdam and Amsterdam prospered. Peter's depth of knowledge and love of his city's history is evident. He welcomes questions. We also took his World War II tour...also Excellent. A great compliment to the art at the Rijksmuseum.

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