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Walking Tour on the Financial History of Amsterdam

| Amsterdam, 1079 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 42132842
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Interesting tour

I went on this tour with a group of my international exchange students. Simon gave us a really nice... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
a historic tour through Trade Finance in Amsterdam

Together with the family we celebrated the 25th anniversary of my professional banking career of... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
Jean B
Heeze, The Netherlands
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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.
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24 Mar 2016
“Interesting tour”
25 Jul 2015
“a historic tour through Trade Finance in Amsterdam”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Amsterdam, 1079 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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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

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

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

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

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!

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

Thank erinbtaylor
Reviewed 3 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

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 10 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

2  Thank bjohn1
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

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.

Thank Bidisha A
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best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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28 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