Henry Hudson 400
Riches of Amsterdam and New York
  • AMS
  • NYC
  • 04 Apr - 31 Dec
AN HISTORIC AMSTERDAM-NEW YORK WALK AND CYCLING TOUR THROUGH AMSTERDAM EMPHASIZING THE STRONG BONDS BETWEEN AMSTERDAM AND NEW YORK


In the Golden Age, Amsterdam was the financial and economic center of the world. It was a time of exploration, new trade opportunities, and the birth of the world's first stock exchange.  Amsterdam exuded tolerance, freedom and the mercantile spirit.

In 1609 two important events occurred. The Wisselbank was established -- the precursor of today's central banks and, together with the stock exchange, the crux of the international financial world. In that same year, Englishman Henry Hudson sailed off in search of a new trade route to the east for the Dutch East Indies Company. He found Manhattan
instead. The city of Nieuw Amsterdam was founded there, and would later become New York. In time New York would grow to become the indisputable (financial) capital of the world.

Now, exactly 400 years later, both events are being commemorated. We see this trail guide as emphasizing the strong bonds between Amsterdam and New York, both then and now.

The routes in this guide are a voyage of discovery through Amsterdam. Stroll or bike through the joint history of two amazing cities.

This Trail is a joint publication issued by: Stichting Henry Hudson 400, NYSE Euronext NV, Stichting Vereniging voor de Effectenhandel (Stichting VvdE) and Island Publishers.

It will be launched on April 3 and be available in the shops of the Amsterdam museums - only euro 5,95.

The Amsterdam Historic Museum presents an audio tour, in addition to ‘The Riches of Amsterdam and New York'

NOTE; AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL 2009 CELEBRATION HENRY HUDSON 400 AMSTERDAM RENAMED ITSELF INTO HENRY HUDSON 500.
HENRY HUDSON 400 NY HAS BEEN DISSOLVED. 

Established in 2006 in Amsterdam and in New York, the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation was organized to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson. Besides celebrating the historic event, the Foundation also wants to explore future ties between these two great cities which are linked by their shared belief in the value of free, diverse, outward-reaching societies.
Gert Tetteroo is executive Director

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